Preston, Nov. 26, 1912
The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Miss Ewald. Twenty ladies were present, among them two visitors from Hespeler - Mrs. Grill and Mrs. Prestien.
The President opened the meeting by reading a portion of Scripture and Miss E. Stahl-
schmidt led in prayer.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.
Three members were added to the Society: - Mesdames Heise, Pfeiffer and Bernhardt.
A motion was made by Mrs. Lucas, seconded by Miss Roos that the Society send $5 to the Orphanage at Bridgewater. The motion was carried.
Mrs. Clare and Mrs. Mickler volunteered to be the Committee to visit the sick, till the balance of the year.
It was decided to study the "Mission book" during the next year, and a motion made by Miss Stahlschmidt seconded by Mrs. Mickler that Mr. Lucas be asked to send for the book was carried.
It was decided to have a general talk on Porto Rico at the next meeting. Miss E. Stahlschmidt consented to give a paper on "India" at the next meeting, Mrs. Merkel on "China", Miss Helwig on Porto Rico, Mrs. Lucas on "Japan" and Miss Ewald on "The Seminary".
Interesting papers were then read by Mrs. Merkel, Miss Sthalschmidt, Mrs. Sohrt, Miss Helwig, Mrs. Wirsching, Mrs. Clare and Miss Martin.
It was decided to meet at the home of Mrs. Clare the third week in Dec., on the 18th.
After the roll call a hearty vote of thanks tendered Miss Ewald for her hospitality.
The meeting was then closed with prayer.
Mrs. L. Merkel,
Sec. pro. tem.