Calgary Herald

1948-03-05 Page 6

Mrs. C. E. Miller Elected Head of Missionary Society

Mrs. C. E. Miller of Edmonton was elected president of the Alberta conference branch of the Women's Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada at Thursday's session of the 23rd annual meeting at Wesley United Church.
Mrs. William Kemp, who has been head of the organization for three years, welcomed the new president.
Mrs. Fred Miller of Edmonton gave the report of the nominating committee and the installation of officers was conducted by Mrs. G. E. Forbes.
OTHERS ON THE executive are: past president, Mrs. William Kemp; honorary presidents, Mrs. A. D. Richards, of Edmonton, Mrs. A. M. Scott and Mrs. G. E. Forbes; first vice-president, Mrs. D. W. Thorne, Red Deer; second vice-president, Mrs. F. E. Graham; third vice-president, Mrs. C. F. Rannie; fourth vice-president, Mrs. William Robertson of Edmonton; recording secretary, Mrs. G. H. Villett; corresponding secretary, Mrs. John Scoffield, Edmonton; treasurer, Mrs. G. F. Bruce, Edmonton; secretary of Christian stewardship and finance, Mrs. M. W. Malyon of Olds; secretary of mission circles, Mrs. T. W. Lawlor, Grande Prairie; secretary of affiliated C.G.I.T., Mrs. H. L. Nix, Edmonton; secretary of mission bands and explorer groups, Mrs. F. McKeague, High River; secretary of baby bands, Mrs. E. Corbett; secretary of associate members, Mrs. G. G. Pybus, Red Deer; supply secretary, Mrs. R. E. Harrison, Lamont; community friendship, Mrs. W. East, Wetaskiwin; literature, Miss Hazel Hunt, Killam; Missionary Monthly and World Friends secretary, Mrs. A. M. Moe, Lethbridge; temperance, Mrs. G. I. Reeds, Wainwright; and press secretary, Mrs. R. Hainsworth, Lacombe.
During Thursday morning's meeting, Miss E. Copeland, a missionary from Japan, spoke briefly on that country. Miss Hazel Hunt presented the literature report, stating that 234 study books had been used by auxiliaries. There were 12 new reading circles in the province and junior groups have read a total of 3,736 books. Miss Hunt also reported four W.M.S. libraries in Alberta and a substantial increase in literature sold.
MRS. W. F. PRATT said that more than 2,700 Missionary Monthlies had been subscribed for in 1947 and 2,110 World Friends. Mrs. G. E. Forbes, former editor of the Missionary Monthly, gave a detailed explanation for the increase in price of the magazine.
Other reports were submitted by Mrs. A. J. Thomson, Mrs. R. E. Harrison, Mrs. W. East and Mrs. A. E. Cook. Miss H. D. Bartling addressed the afternoon meeting on "Youth at the Crossroads."
Brief statements were given at this morning's meeting and early this afternoon the advisory committee met under the convenership of Mrs. Kemp, this meeting concluding the session.

Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-10-11