October 13th, 1909

Council Meeting held Wednesday, October 13th 1909 at 3.00 pm


Present Miss Emily Cox (Chair), Councillor James Johnston J. P., Councillor A. A. Purcell, Mrs. Ashwell Cooke, Mrs. Whittaker, Miss Maggie Hall, Mr. H. V. Herford, Mr. H.V. Roe, Mrs. Aldridge (Secretary).

Apologies for absence. Apologies for absence received from Councillor Margaret Ashton, Councillor Marr and Mrs. Findlay.

Minutes. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and passed.

Dr. Poock. It was unanimously agreed that the Rev. Dr. Anselm Poock of Saint Bede’s College be invited to join the Council.

Proposed Drawing Room Meeting. Mrs. J. J. Findlay wrote regretting that she had been unsuccessful in her efforts to arrange a drawing room meeting at Fallowfield. Councillor Johnston kindly promised to ask Councillor and Mrs. Behrens if they would be willing to arrange a drawing room meeting at Altrincham on some date during November.

Industrial Law Committee. It was reported that Miss Irene Cox, Secretary of the Industrial Law Committee, would be in Manchester towards the end of November and would be willing to speak for the Council on November 23rd if a meeting could be arranged. Mrs Cooke moved and Mr. Roe seconded that a public meeting be arranged at the Onward Buildings on November 23rd with Miss Irene Cox as the chief speaker.

Finance. The monthly financial statement was submitted by the Treasurer. It was estimated that, unless new subscriptions could be secured, the deficit would reach the sum of £130 by the end of the financial year.

New Subscriptions. In view of the seriousness of the situation it was agreed to issue an appeal for new subscriptions and donations signed by the officials of the Council and the members were asked to each take a number of these appeal and send them with a covering letter of their own to likely subscribers or donors. A draft copy of the appeal was submitted for approval.

Sub-Committee Minutes. The minutes of the Organisation Sub Committee were read.

Joint Rubber Workers Meeting. It was reported that a joint meeting with the Amalgamated India Rubber Workers Union was under arrangement for October 3th at the Caxton Hall, Salford. Special efforts were being made to secure the attendance of workers from Frankenbergs and Messrs Ferguson and Shiers.

Joint meetings of the A.U.C.E. and the Council re-CWS Factories. Joint meetings were also under arrangement with the Amalgamated Union of Cooperative Employees. It was proposed to visit all the CWS Factories in the district. The first meeting to be in the dinner hour at Irlam Soap Works on Thursday October 14.

Midwives Meeting at Coventry. Mrs. Aldridge had visited Bedworth and Coventry on August 23. On behalf of the National Association of Midwives a new branch was formed with 31 members.

A public meeting of Shorthand Writers and Typists was to be held on October 13th in the Onward Buildings.

Upholsteresses. Cafe Waitresses. A special meeting of Upholsteresses was arranged for the 26 inst. & a meeting of Cafe Waitresses was fixed for November 8th.

Emily Cox
November 10th