1948-05-08 Page 6
Business Women Re-Elect Miss Woodlock
Miss Anne Woodlock was re-elected president of the Business and Professional Women's Unit of the Catholic Women's League at the annual dinner meeting held recently in the Renfrew Club.
Miss Ellen Shannon, convener of the catechetical committee reported that 6,673 lessons had been corrected for 397 pupils in various parts of the province. This group, composed of 31 members, prepares and sends out lessons to children throughout the province. This work has been carried on for 20 years and, since its inception, 16,000 lessons have been submitted from 6,500 boys and girls at a cost of $2,750.
DURING THIS year 241 examinations were held and more than 1,400 letters written; cards sent at Easter and Christmas; stamps were collected for children of foreign countries, and 360 prizes mailed. This cost $210.
Miss Margaret Jeffers read the treasurer's report in the absence of Miss Agnes McCarthy. Receipts totaled $989 and disbursements $962, leaving a balance of $27.
The collection of used stamps is under the direction of Miss Lenore Sheedy, who reported 53 pounds of stamps sold to a collecting agency. proceeds of which were used for the missionary work of the group.
MISS WOODLOCK, in her presidential report, said it is the hope of the organization to establish and maintain a library. She reviewed the work of the year and stated the unit had donated $80 to the Providence Creche and $100 to the Canadian Appeal for Children Fund. This latter sum was raised by members through self denial during the Lenten season.
Miss Madge Readwin gave a report on the sports committee and Miss Grace McKenna awarded bridge prizes to Miss Eileen MacKay, Miss Josie Hogan, Miss Ethel MacDonald, Miss Mary Jeffers, Miss Grace McKenna and Miss Cecile Lyons.
CATHOLIC CHILDREN at the Junior Red Cross Hospital are visited by the members, said Miss Gladys O'Byrne, convener of the visiting committee. Miss May Harkley told of the 152 hours spent at the Col. Belcher Hospital, when members made dressings and bandages.
OTHER REPORTS are as follows: Miss Eileen Cote, corresponding secretary; Miss Grace McKenna, membership; Miss Ethel MacDonald, league magazine, pins and dramatics; Miss Margaret Woodlock, Girl Guides; Miss Bernadette Sullivan, social service; Miss Frances Tompkins, friendship; Miss Kathleen Colton, press, and Miss Margaret McNamara, social.
Mr. R. A. Cannon, superintendent of separate schools, brought greetings and praised the work of the unit. Miss Eileen MacKay convened the banquet and Miss Helen Gregory, violinist, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. David Berry, gave two selections.
MISS MARGARET JEFFERS presented the following slate of officers:
President, Miss Anne Woodlock; past president, Miss Ethel MacDonald; vice-presidents, Miss Isabelle Kennedy, Miss Bernadette Sullivan and Miss Madge Readwin; recording secretary, Miss Elie Reardon; corresponding secretary, Miss Eileen Cote; treasurer, Miss Geraldine Van Tighem; councillors, Miss May Harkley, Miss Frances Tompkins, Miss Gladys O'Byrne, Miss Gertrude Malone, Miss Eileen Malloy and Miss Mary? Camilla.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-11-14