Woman’s Union – Meeting Minutes Sep 19, 1922 (Dr. Keirn Urges Fund Raising)

The September meeting of the Union deferred until the nineteenth of the month was held at the home of Mrs. Draper on Habersham Road.

Dr. Keirn being present opened the meeting with prayer. The president made an address welcoming us back to work.

The recording secretary report was accepted.

On account of illness in her family, the corresponding secretary was absent and sent word that she had nothing to report.

The treasurer’s report for two months showing a balance July 31st of $6.67 and August 31st of $2.17 was read and accepted. In reply to questions, the treasurer stated that besides a deficit from last year of $25.00 more than half of this year’s pledges to the church had been paid.

The program committee reported that Mrs. Jones because of illness of her sister Mrs. Jones would not be able to have the Union at her house next meeting but wished to have them later and asked that the sewing meeting be postponed until that time.

Mrs. Hiatt invited us to meet with her in October, the subject of children’s education in Atlanta to be taken up outlined from our program in February.

Mrs. Perry reported for the Bazaar committee that several persons were working already also that on paying to Mrs. Lauders the $25 for the coupon book for the Perfume Shop, Mrs. Lauders returned $5.00 as her personal contribution to our work.

Mrs. Perry asked that the $5.00 be left in her hands to be used to buy materials to be worked up for the Bazaar. It was so voted.

Voted that the corresponding secretary be requested to write thanking Mrs. Lauders.

The committee on Calls reported to us the loss of four members of the Union. The following having left Atlanta:

Mrs. Aitchison
Mrs. Birdsall
Mrs. Harper
Mrs. Smith

A beautiful fern left by Mrs. Smith for decorating the church was shown us by Mrs. Draper. Voted that the secretary be instructed to write a note of thanks to Mrs. Smith.

The music committee reported that they felt that a better musical effect might be gained by moving the organ and choir seats forward about three feet. Voted that Dr. Keirn be requested to lay this matter before the trustees.

Mrs. Draper reported for the committee on Xmas cards that two books had been furnished by Mrs. Gutgesell and that in order to make it worth while at least $100 worth of cards should be sold. She requested that all those who wanted to use the books should arrange dates for having them as soon as possible.

After a short address by Dr. Keirn urging us to further efforts in raising funds for the church and requesting particularly that the members should endeavor to make the parish calls that he himself is unable to make at present.

The meeting adjourned for lunch after which Mrs. Douglas gave a talk on her trip by automobile through the west.

Elizabeth B. Greene, Rec. Secy

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 60 Folder: 04
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA