West Bush School
P. T. A. Meetings
West Bush School District # 17
Town of Johnstown, New York
1947 thru 1951
List of Members West Bush
1950 - 1951
There were 9 meetings held between September 1950 and June 1951.
Name Meetings Attended Mildred Walters 0 Hattie Foland 0 Clarence Foland 0 Violet Woodcock 1 Elizabeth Keck 1 Beaulah Johnson 0 Martha Gifford 6 Luella McClain 9 Alice Smullen 0 Bertha McLain 5 Margaret McLain 9 Luella VanNostrand 2 Ruth Ryder 4 Elizabeth Button 8 Helen Armstrong 8 Eleanor Walters 3 Elizabeth Shear 8 Edward McLain 1 Grace Ward 7 Millicent Vosburgh 9 Laura Smullen 8 Luicille Martin 6 Harriet Looman 0 Ida Smullen 0 Stella Hurd 9 Mrs. Lee (Christina) Bartlett 5 Chance VanNostrand 0 Marion Edel 1
September 14, 1950
The season of 1950-1951 opened with a Pot Luck Supper, followed by a business meeting. Mrs. Hurd read the article " You Are Needed By The P. T. A. This followed by the Secretaries and Treasurer's reports which were read and accepted.
We are going to try to have Mrs. Miller speak at our October meeting. (Note: Mrs. Bessie Miller was Superintendent of the Rural School Districts.)
Miss Martin is to get books at the Public Library, the P. T. A. to be responsible for any books lost or damaged.
It was voted Mrs. Armstrong buy 2 dish towel, 6 table spoons, and a box of straws.
Laura Smullen made a motion that the meeting be adjourned and it was seconded by Eleanor Walters.
October 5, 1950
The October meeting was opened with the "Lord's Prayer".
The Secretaries and Treasurer's reports were read and accepted as read.
Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Smullen and Mrs. Hurd were appointed a committee for the Halloween Dance October 30th.
Miss Walters, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Hurd were picked for the refreshment committee for the November meeting.
Mr. Theurer, Principal of Wheelerville Union Free School was the speaker. His subject was " The Philosophical Side of Our Schools". He brought up many interesting and instructive facts about lighting, color and other things in the school rooms.
Lunch was served by Luella & Margaret McLain and Mrs. Vosburgh. Mrs. Vosburgh brought and served the dime cake. (Note: A Dime Cake was made with a dime baked inside. Whoever was served the piece of cake with the dime, made the dime cake to be served at the next meeting.)
November 2, 1950
The November meeting was opened with the P. T. A. Prayer.
The Secretaries and Treasurer's reports were accepted as read. There were 12 members and 1 guest present.
There was some discussion on buying play ground equipment.
It was voted to have a Harvest Supper on November 16th at 6:30 p.m. The Committee in charge is Millicent Vosburgh, Helen Armstrong, Laura Smullen and Stella Hurd.
The President announced that the Spurr Family will entertain at our December meeting. There will be a grab bag, each member is to bring a Fifty cent (.50) gift.
After the meeting Mrs. Bessie Mille gave a wonderful talk, about her trip to South America. She also told about the Dental Hygienist that is now working in our schools.
Tea and cake were served by the refreshment committee. Mrs. Shear provided the dime cake.
December 7, 1950
The Christmas Party and December business meeting were held on Thursday, December 7th.
The Spurr Family entertained with music, songs and magic. Mr. Spurr gave a Christmas Message. The P. T. A. gave them a gift of Five dollars (5.00). Then we had our grab bags, one for the children and one for the members.
Ten dollars (10.00) was voted for candy for the children's Christmas Party.
It was announced by the teachers that the (children's) exercises will be December 21st.
Our President asked that each of us bring a poem to be read at the nextmeeting.
Luella & Margaret McLain, Miss Martin and Laura Smullen were appointed for the refreshment committee for January.
After the meeting cookies and grape juice were served by the committee.
January 4, 1951
The January meeting was opened with the Parents Teachers Prayer, followed by the roll call.
The Secretaries and Treasures reports were read and accepted.
It was voted to send Two dollars to the Founder's Day Fund.
Poems were read by Grace Ward, Margaret McLain and Stella Hurd.
Mrs. Davis gave a long and instructive talk about living conditions in Germany.
Refreshments were served by Miss Martin, Luella McLain and Laura Smullen.
Mrs. Smullen provided and served the dime cake.
There were 11 members present.
There are no minutes recorded for the month of February.
March 1, 1951
The February meeting was omitted because of bad weather.
So Founder's Day was observed at this meeting. The meeting was opened with the "Flag Salute". Nine (9) members answered roll call.
The Secretaries and Treasurer's reports were accepted as read.
It was planned to have a Clam Chowder Supper on March 15th. The committee in charge is Grace Ward, Laura Smullen, Luella McLain and Stella Hurd. It is to be followed by a White Elephant Sale.
The Secretary is to contact Mrs. Miller and see if she will show the pictures of her trip to South America.
(Note: A White Elephant Sale offered items either new or used donated by P.T.A. members.)
The food committee for April are Mrs. Shear, Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Vosburgh.
Reading appropriate for Founder's Day were read by Mrs. Vosbugh, Mrs. Bartlett, Mrs. H.(Harold) (Margaret) McLain and Mrs. Ward.
The meeting closed with the song "American the Beautiful". Ice Cream and cake were served by the committee.
April 5, 1951
The April meeting was opened with the Parents Teachers Prayer.
The Secretaries and Treasurer's reports were read and accepted.
It is planned to sell sandwiches, coffee, soda and candy, after the South America Movies, on April 13th. Each member is to bring one-half dozen (6) sandwiches to sell.
The food committee for the next meeting is Mrs. Gifford, Mrs. Button and Mrs. Armstrong.
After the meeting, refreshments were served by the April committee. Mrs. Hurd furnished and served the dime cake.
May 3, 1951
The May meeting began with the P. T. A. Pray repeated by the 14 members present. Roll Call was followed by the Secretaries and Treasurers reports.
A dance is to be held May 18th and an Ice Cream Social is to take place in June.
Mrs. Hurd is to inquire about the price of play ground equipment. (Note: The playground equipment which was referred to twice during that school year, was eventually bought and was placed behind the school. Swings and a slide were to replace the many children's games that so many generations had enjoyed.)
Officers for the coming year:
President- Bertha McLain
Vice President & Press Reporter - Millicent Vosburgh
Secretary - Luella VanNostrand
Treasurer - Helen Armstrong
Cookies and tea were served by the refreshment committee. Christina Bartlett furnished and served the dime cake.
The refreshment committee for June are Margaret & Luella McLain and Luella VanNostrand.
There are no minutes recorded for the month of June.
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