The club had its Charter presented by the LTG on May 22.
Had programs on underprivileged child and Boy Scout work. Had a meeting at the Scout camp and later entertained the troop at a regular meeting.
Entertained the District Governor, LTG, and was represented at the District Convention.
Had a Program on Scouting, entertained the troop at luncheon. Bought baseball uniforms and presented Merit Badges to the Scouts.
Raised $129.50 from a Minstrel Show for the Community House and kept at work until the house was finished in time to hold a dance in it before the end of the year. Made plans to get a physician to settle in the county. Had programs on the TVA Weakness in Our Democracy, The German Attempt to Invade England, Shall America Feed the Small Democracies in Europe, The European Situation Home Gardens, Our Forests, the Red Cross, Our Part in Defense, and Development of Ores in the County.
Sent delegations to Bluefield, and was host to Bluefield at a picnic.
Entertained the LTG and was represented at the training school for club officers.
Sponsored a Scout troop, aided the troop in the collection of waste paper, and entertained the Scouts at one luncheon, and had programs by high school students.
The club entertained the Principals of all the high schools in the county in an effort to obtain better co-operation in the count\It made plans for increasing the output of manganese in the county, dedicated the Community House, celebrated Washington's birthday, and entertained 27 young men leaving for the Army. It had programs on The CC Camps, Victory Gardens, Germans As I Knew Them, Poultry, Socrates, Game in Virginia, Forty Years in the Army and Latin America.
Attended meetings at Narrows and at Bluefield, and entertained both of these clubs,
Had a joint picnic with the Wytheville Rotary club and joint meetings with the American Legion, the Chamber of Commerce of Bluefield, and with the PTA.
Was represented at the International Convention.
Reports of the activities of this club are very meager.
Worked with the March of Dimes. Aided the USO drive and entertained the workers in the Red Cross campaign. Programs were: Victory Gardens, War and the Labor Situation, Cancer Control, The Value of Good Seed, The Constituents of a Durable Peace, The New Tax Law, Dehydration of Food, Food for Freedom, and The Needs of Virginia School. A number of meetings were round-table discussions on various phases of the War Effort.
Visited by the LTG and once by International Trustee Huffard.
Four members were in the military at the end of the year.
The club sponsored the Boy Scout Troop (one member met with the Troop regularly), and furnished transportation to the Courts of Honor held at Bluefield; entertained the Scout Troop and the 4-H club twice each, and had one program put on by each; had tonsils removed from three children; aided in the erection of an Honor Roll containing the names of local men and women in the armed forces; devoted several meetings to the discussion of the problems of war and peace; and several others to local farm problems; put on a pageant raising $266 which was sufficient to complete and pay all indebtedness on the Community House.
The club sponsored Boy Scout work in the county; sent a boy to an oculist i'n Bluefiield; organized outings and enter¬tainment for the young people; entertained farmers and procured agricultural experts to hold meeting in the county; aided in hy¬brid seed corn demonstrations; worked with the 4-H clubs; took leadership in getting a physician to locate in the com¬munity; made plans for and got the prelim¬inary work done towards erecting a War Memorial Hospital in the county; sponsored the building of homes; entertained service men and returning veterans; sponsored drives for the Red Cross, National Relief, T. B., and all War Loans; and assisted all worthy community projects.
The club supported the polio drive; en¬tertained the public school teachers; had a Boy Scout Troop as guests of the club at one luncheon; aided plans for the hos¬pital; worked for the attainment of a fire engine for the county; cooperated with the Wytheville Chamber of Commerce; had a committee meet with the commission of public relations in Wytheville; and had a discussion on the road meeting in the county.
The club was very inactive during this year although it had programs on such important matters as State Police Work, The Farm Outlook, The International Situation, Control of Fire on the Farm, Displaced Persons in Europe, Artificial Breeding, and Citizenship.
The club sponsored and paid the expenses of boys to Boy State at Blacksburg; reorganized Boy Scout Work; sponsored the Red Cross, Polio, and Cancer drives in the community; put on three meetings for the general public on Soil Conservation and Better Farming Methods and two meetings on Rural Electrification; raised money and procured contracts for street lights in the town of Bland; entertained a Boy Scout Troop at dinner and awarded merit badges.
The club sponsored a Boys Event Night with 32 Boy Scouts from the Bland and Ceres Troops; gave the Scouts from these troops $4 for assisting in selling tickets to the Magician Program sponsored by the Finance Committee; gave to the Bland, Ceres, and Rocky Gap Boy Scouts Troops $10 each; held a 4-H Club night with 13 4-H Club members guests of the club (these 13 took part in putting on the program dealing with 4-H Club history and county 4-H Club activity; put on a peculiar activity in which one member of the club loaned $3 to each of the other members of the club to invest for the benefit of the club, some invested in livestock, some in merchandise and others pooled theirs and put on entertainment, seven months later the results of this investment amounted to $200 for the club's treasury making it possible for the club to make several worthy donations; sponsored a committee of 15 citizens of various parts of the county to study school conditions in the county. This committee has accomplished much in informing the community of schools needs in the county, and was entertained by the Kiwanis Club during three meetings in December.
The club sponsored the March of Dimes, a basketball game and dance, raising a little over $1,100; sponsored a county com¬munity improvement contest giving prizes amounting to $50 to the winners; donated $200 for the upkeep of the community building, a meeting place for the Kiwanis club, for young people and public meetings; set up a committee to start a drive for county health unit and sent a large delegation to Bland County board of supervisors and succeeded in having the necessary money appropriated to start the unit; sent a boy to Boy State.
The club entertained the winners in the 100 bushel corn contest at a regular luncheon; sent a boy to Boys State; gave a card party netting $42.25, and a Donkey Baseball Game netting $174 for underprivileged child work; and a play netting $178 for the same fund; donated $20 to the Polio fund, $5 to the Childrens Home Society, and $25 to the Cancer Drive; gave prizes in the Community Improvement Contest; made plans for and raised enough money to have street lights installed in the town; joined the Bluefield club in sponsoring the Southern Appalachian Horse Show; entertained 12 4-H Club members at luncheon; held a farmers night with farmers as guests of the club; worked for bringing a conservation program into the community; and attended church in a body on one occasion.