Club Minutes: The Home Interest Society, 1931

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Apr - 1931 This is a typed revision of preceding minutes

649th April 28, 1931, Home Interest met at Kennet Cottage, the home of M. T Fussell Norris and Margaret Fussel. We were glad to have our migratory member back again from the southern suns, but we were sorry to find him confined in his room with a lame foot. The Fussels showed their appreciation of our former members. Samuel Bond and wife by having Sam act as chairman for the evening. We had as guests Francis and Trene Miller Sam and Emma Bond, and Mr. And Mrs. A. B. Beall. The famlies not represented were the H.arry Stablers, the M.aurice Stablers and the Morris's. The minutes of the last meeting, at this place were read, followed by the minutes of the last meeting, after which the Secretary believing in equal rights for both sexes and division of labor, passed the minute book over to your humble serrvant. He proceeded to put down the records of the evening. The next three meeting places were announced Leacroft, Overlook and Roseneath. By request of Annie Kirk, Springfield took the place of Roseneath. Report of program Committee for May was Miss Sarah Kirk and Emily Coulter, and for June Duanne Stable. As Mortimer Stabler was absent. Jean Coulter had to give the forethought for both. It was a classic getm after the manner of Poe and will be presented in our archives. Miss Coulter's first theme volume of verse will have on the fly leaf -- "Dedicated to Home interest to whom I owe much for inspiration and guidance." Forethougth Committee for May was Mrs. Alan Farquahar and WM. John Thomas. Huldan Janney moved that as historian for the past year and request her to continue for the coming year. Milton Bancroft gave a report for the community council. Those elected at the annual meeting of the Council for a term of three years -- 1st zone, A. D. Farquahar : 2nd zone F. L. Thomas; and 3rd zone, M. O. Stabler. The proposed amendments to the constitution of the Council allowing each affiliated organization to have one member in the Council to serce for a period of one year were carried. Joseph E. Janney was elected to represent home interest. All voted in the affirmation except Huldah who voted no. He felt that had Home Interest realized what that no meant as well as he did he would have been defeated. It was decided that written communications should be continued instead of having messages carried by

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representatives. Elza Thomas moved that Home interest go on record as approving a Junior High School for Sherwood starting this September. The secretary was instructed to inform the boards of Education. Milton Bancroft felt that this mpve was of much importance that the Community Council should also be requested to take the same action. After osme discussion as to how to support a program committee for another year, it was decided to have Charles Hartshmore, Mrs. Wld and Elza Thomas a s a nomination committee to bring in names of a program committee to the next meeting. Elza Thomas actiing on the membership committee, asked what names were on the waiting list as there is now a vacancy. The names of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hurry were presented and will be voted on at the next meeting. Margaret Bancroft read more of the Iddings letters. They gave a stirring account of events in the Civil War as seen in this neighborhood. They related a story of a great flood on the Patuxent, second only to the great one recorded in the Bible. Another of a dance broken up by a thunderstorm, but failed to give the date. Alan Ferqusher said it was July 30th 1866. As there was no one old enough to remember \that far back, we shall have to accept that date as authentic. Sallie Brooke made a motion that we o it the questions, but Mrs. Lucy Moore feeling that the Home interest possessed knowledge that would be of use to her, couldn['t let the opportunity pass for asking a question. She wanted to know if it would be advisable for her to plant cherry treea doe peofit. Elza Thomas suggested that she talk to E. W. Hainland. Doris Lea wants the name of a good osteopath. Dr. English was suggested. Irane Miller brought a horse - hair hat last summer. She left it somewhere and wants it back. Horse hair is generally found in a stable. E.lizabeth Ligon suggests that she watch the rummage sale. Helen Hallowell asked what the Home Interest thought of another course of three lectures by Friend's meetings take the matter up. Notice was given that drive for Social Service League would start on May 8th, also that the little Garden Club expects to have another flower show on June 3rd. There is to be a Parent - Teacher meeting on May 1st. Edith Thomas suggested we send a message of sympathy and love to M. T. Fussel which was heartily joined by all members. The meeting then adjourned. J. E. J. Sec.

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to know whether Mrs. Wells will give some satisfactory relief from the bees, settling down in the house. The next three places of meeting are Overlook, Springfield, & Tanglewood. (An exchange of meetings having been made between Rosemeath & Springfield.)

(After several announcements the meeting (adjourned.

Eliza B.Thomas Secy.

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