History Moment: Dorcas

2021 Notes: Dorcas still meets on Wednesday at the church. Their next function is the Village Fair on August 21. They fundraise to support the church and other good work in the community. Many of the things at the fair have been there since the beginning. You’ll also find some new events and offerings. Please join us…this year we have the traditional Quilt Raffle and a silent auction for a cord of dry, seasoned wood (delivered to the local area). We’ll have crafts, baked goods, ice cream, and lunch. We’ll have Birds of Prey and Music to enjoy. We also kick off our Village Fair with a 5K Fun Walk/Run (photos at the top of the hill).

November 14, 1945

At a meeting held this evening in the Library at 8 p.m. called by the committee consisting of Louise Miller, Almira Estabrooks, Norma Johnson and May Holston, for the purpose of forming a ladies society of the Community Church of North Orange, the following were present and enrolled as members:

Louise Miller 

Almira Estabrooks 

Bertha M. Arnot 

Helen E. Littlewood 

Jeannette C. Smith

Norma E. Johnson

Shirley M. Gale

Myrtha Gale

Edna Moore

Mary A. Green 

Lena E. Johnson

Jessie C. Chenausky

Blanche M. Blackmer

Mary S. Phillips

The name “Dorcas Society” was chosen by vote of the members. As Mrs. Mary Holston was unable to serve as president, Mrs. Almira Estabrooks was elected in her place as president. It is agreed to hold meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2p.m. Unless otherwise stated. Three committees were appointed as follows:

Church Aid: Myrtha Gale, Norma Johnson, Rose Taylor, Blanche Blackmer, Helen Littlewood

Work Committee: Louise Miller, Edith Sweeney, Bertha Gale, Edna Moore, Emma Thompson

Floral Committee: Mary Holston, Mary Green, Jeanette Smith

A roll call supper will be served at the annual meeting the last of April and yearly dues of $.50 paid and officers elected at this time. It was also voted to charge $.25 membership fee. 

The first regular meeting will be held at the home of the president, Mrs, Estabrooks at 2 p.m. On Dec. 5th

Motion made and accepted to adjourn.

Bertha M. Arnot Sec’y

1 thought on “History Moment: Dorcas

  1. This is wonderful to read! I am impressed with the number of names I recognize. Some of the ladies must have been pretty young as I knew them as a youngster in the late sixties.

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