June 11th, 1917

Minutes of E.C. Meeting held on June 11th at 6 o’clock

An apology of absence was received from Mr. Herford, Mrs. Ashwell Cooke, Mr. Dale.

Members present :-Miss E. Cox (chair), Mrs. Findlay, Mrs. Withington.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.

Arising out of the minutes it was reported that the landlord had agreed to receive the rent for the A. V. Society, to paid in advance, in half yearly instalments.

A report was given as to the fixing of the telephone in the office, and on the motion of Mrs. Findlay, seconded by Mrs.Withington, it was decided to proceed with the installation of the telephone.

The Treasurer’s financial statement was given by the Secretary in the absence of the Treasurer.

A report was given on the jumble sale, and as the articles sent in were so few, it was decided to postpone the sale all until July 14th.

A letter was read from Fathorinins (?), of Bolton, enclosing a design for the proposed council badge, giving an estimate for 10,000 at 4 ¼ each and 1,000 at 5 ½ each. A suggested alteration was made, and the Secretary was instructed to order 1,000 at the prices quoted.

A report was given on organisation work for the month.

Following the E.C. meeting, the half yearly Council meeting took place at 7.00. Members present:-Miss E. Cox (chair), Mrs Findlay, Mrs. Withington, Miss Ashcroft, Miss Francis, Mr. H.V. Roe, Miss Lees (A U. C.E.), Miss Bowden (Clothiers).

The Secretary reported that at the first meeting of the Council for the year it was decided that an Executive Committee be appointed, to meet monthly, and that the Council be called half yearly.

An interesting address was given by Miss Tracey H. M. Senior Lady Factory Inspector, on the provisions for factory legislation in the Police Miscellaneous Act. A good discussion took place and many questions were asked, and a vote of thanks was given to Miss Tracey for the interest she had taken in the meeting. After the address a report was given on the organisation work, and of the wages questions that had been dealt with in the various trades and shops during the first half year.

It was further reported that an agreement had been arrived at between the National Federation of Women Workers and the Council, affecting the organisation of women in the engineering trade.

The question of holding a garden party be held in aid of the funds of the Council was discussed and it was proposed by Miss Francis, seconded by Miss Lees, and agreed that a garden party be held on the 21st or 28th of July, the price of admission to be 6d. It was recommended that a Sub-Committee be appointed to deal with the details in connection with the party.

The Secretary announced that the jumble sale had been postponed until July 14th.

Emily Cox July 11th, 1917.