Club Minutes: Mutual Improvement Association, 1928

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{6]} Mary Robison - recommended all to read the interesting book reviews in "Better Homes and Gardens."

Helen Farquhar - asked what to do when cucumber vines wilt? - They just will do it - the cause is probably a little bug.

Margaret Jones asked how many believed the article in the Independent (a County paper) about the County Home? Very few had read it.

Committees -

Mary Nichols had no report on Education but Stella Moore read an article on the subject from the General Federation Magazine -

American Home - Helen Hallowell absent - The Association was asked to assist in the American Home booth at the Fair but decided to take no active part.

Social Service - Mary Tilton read extracts from the Annual Report -

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{7]} Resolutions and Legislation - no reports

Unfinished Business - The balloting on the membership on the State Federation resulted in 14 affirmative and 6 negative votes - with 3 members not voting - thus settling for the coming year that the Association will continue to work directly with the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs.

County Federation - Edith Green - no report.

New Business - The report from the Sandy Spring Neighborhood Community Council was read and all recommendations approved - and suggestions made for white lines and change of position of Forest Fire signs.

The Secretary reported that she had written all letters ordered - but had received no replies -

The list of approved movies was ordered posted at the various stores -

Adjourned.

M. E. S. Jones - Sec'y.

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{Falling Green - 9-6-1928 854th Meeting}

Several days of rain having made the roads to Falling Green impassable the 854th Meeting of the Mutual Improvement Association was transferred to the Lyceum, the Community House, thus proving once more the value of such a house.

Luncheon served and the social hour enjoyed, the business of the organization began at two o’clock when Elizabeth Stabler called the meeting to order.

This being the first opportunity to be entertained by Edith and Mary – were no minutes of a previous meeting –

The minutes of the last meeting - at the Cottage – were read and accepted.

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{2]} There was no Treasurer’s report.

Sentiment of the hostess –

Mary Brooke – Read of the friendly feeling between those who manage and those who work for the Railroads.

Edith Green – The Test of Friendship is its fidelity when every charm of fortune and environment has been swept away and the bare undraped character alone remains: If love still holds steadfast and the joy of companionship survives in such an hour, the fellowship becomes a beautiful prophecy of immortality.

Mary Green - To preserve a friend three things are necessary: to honor him present, praise him absent and assist him in his necessities” – Indian saying

Margaret Moore – Friendship – Universal Brotherhood of Man – the best fraternity to which one can belong – and one open to everyone who would join.

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{3]} Margaret Bancroft gave an explanation of the use to which the $9,000 received from the County Commissioner through the Social Service League was put. $200.00 a month for salaries (4 workers 3 full time and 1 half time) Practically all persons are now paid through the Social Service League.

Motion – Margaret Jones, seconded by Estelle Moore that the Treasurer be authorized to pay to the Social Service League – through the Montgomery County Federation of Women’s Clubs – the $21.00 now in the SS League fund – to be credited to this years drive – Carried – (Treasurer notified) –

Helen Lea – Are there really fewer bluebirds or is it a change in us? There must be blue-birds in Heaven – it wouldn’t be Heaven without them.

Stella Moore – read from the Federation News of club efforts in several places – No satisfactory answer for the remedy for her sick delphiniums -

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