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The Hand Shake, Vol. 6, No. 11

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The Hand Shake

Published Monthly By The Polygon Club Vol.6 Portsmouth, Virginia, May, 1943 No. 11 Annual Election of Officers May 25

Annual election of officers will take place at the meeting of May 25 with their induction into office scheduled for the meeting of July 6. The constitution of the club provides that all nominations shall be received in writing by the secretary at the meeting preceeding the election, in this case May 18. In the event, however, it should develop at the election meeting there is no opposition for an office, the constitution provides nominations may be made form the floor for said office. The constitution further provides that officers shall be elected for one year, that candidates shall be members of at least six months standing, that officers shall be elected by a majority of votes cast by members at the election meeting and in the event no candidate receives a majority on the first ballot, all nominees for that office shall be dropped before a second ballot is taken. Incumbent officers are: John T. Jackson, President; Elwood Twilley, Vice-President; W. Clifton Cross, Secretary; Ernest E. Grimsley, Financial Secretary; and Frank Thomson, Treasurer.

Major To Enter Armed Services Elwood Major, twice president of the Club, is scheduled to report for physical examination at Richmond, May 6 preliminary to induction into the armed services. Major attempted to enter the army as a volunteer late last year but was prevented by the order of December 5 halting all enlistments of men between 18 and 38. Major served the club as president from January 1 to June 30, 1931 and from July 1 to December 21, 1932. His membership dates from the organization meeting March 19, 1929 and he served as the first treasurer.

Victory Gardens, Music and Address By Dr. Wright Program Features Victory gardens, music, an address by a member's father and the election of officers comprise the program for May as announced by Joseph L. Grant, Program Chairman for the month. May 4 At 7:30 P.M. A program on Victory gardens has been prepared by Chairman Grant with the speaker to be Fred Huette, Norfolk superintendent of parks. In addition Chairman Grant has obtained from the Department of Agriculture a number of pamphlets on the subject and these will be available for distribution. May 11 At 7:30 P.M. Music will be the feature of the meeting with the guest entertainers to be The Two Arts, a piano team. The Two Arts, Arthur Gard and Ahti Pietila, are attached to the Coast Guard Security Barracks at Portsmouth. May 18 At 7:00 P.M. Speaker at the monthly supper meeting will be the Rev. William Archer Wright, Pastor of Monumental Methodist Church and the father of Polygon Member Bill Wright. May 25-- Annual Election