National Jewish Women’s Council Convention Opens Today in Washington
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National Jewish Women’s Council Convention Opens Today in Washington

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

More than 1,000 officers and delegates representing over 51,000 members in the United States and Canada are expected to attend the eleventh triennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women, which will open here on Sunday. The convention will continue through Friday, November 19.

Mrs. William D. Sporborg of Port Chester, N. Y., president of the National Council, will preside at the convention, which will act on a new financial policy and on the report presenting the findings of the survey that has been made of this organization and its 235 local sections.

The convention schedule for Sunday includes a session of the Board of Managers, whose members will be entertained at luncheon by the Board of the Washington Section. The afternoon will be devoted to an Institute for Council Section Presidents, of which Mrs. Marc J. Grossman, President of the Cleveland Section, will be the Convener; and an Institute for Presidents of State and Interstate Conferences of Council Sections, with Mrs. Charles Long of Wilkes-Barre, president of the Pennsylvania State Conference, as Convener.

A public meeting will take place on Sunday evening, with addresses by Mrs. Leonard B. Schloss, president of the Washington, D. C., Section; Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon of Chicago, Honorary President, the Founder and First President of the National Council; Mrs. William D. Sporborg of Port Chester, N. Y., President of the National Council; representatives of national Jewish women’s organizations; Miss May R. Freedman of Chicago, president of the National Council of Jewish Juniors; and Doctor Abram Simon of Washington, D. C.

The first business session will be convened on Monday morning, when reports will be presented by Mrs. Alexander Wolf, Chairman of the Washington Triennial Board; Mrs. Henry J. Sporborg of Albany, N. Y., Chairman of the Program Committee; Mrs. A. H. Arons of Brooklyn, N. Y., Chairman of Program Schedule; Mrs. Leonard B. Schloss of Washington, D. C., Chairman of the Committee on Credentials; Mrs. Ignace J. Reis of Chicago, Chairman on Rules and Procedure; Mrs. Harry Lewis of Washington, D. C. Chairman on Badges. These prelimiiary reports will be followed by the triennial reports of the Directors; the Vice Presidents, Mrs. Alexander Wolf of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Herbert E. Ottenheimer of Louisville; the Recording Secretary, Mrs. Leonard A. Hecht of Baltimore; and the Treasurer, Mrs. Alvin L. Bauman of St. Louis. The Monday morning session will conclude with the reports of Mrs. William D. Sporberg of Port Chester, N.Y., President; and Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger, Executive Secretary.

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