Calgary Herald

1948-01-18 Page 6


Mrs. G. M. Carlyle Elected President of Samaritans 

Mrs. Grant M. Carlyle was elected president of the Samaritan Club at the annual meeting Tuesday afternoon in the Calgary Golf and Country Club. More than 50 active and associate members attended.
Mrs. J. H Woods, honorary president. gave a brief resume of the club's past activities and its origin. Mrs. Kenneth McDermid, in the secretary's report, said that 15 active and 40 associate members had been welcomed during the three months the club had been active since its disbandment during the war. The treasurer's statement given by Mrs. D. P. McLaws showed the club had raised more than $1,300. The group donated to various organizations in the city and as its main project $500 was voted toward furnishing a ward in the General Hospital and $50 annually for the maintenance of the room.
IN HER PRESIDENTIAL report, Mrs. Roger de Winton outlined the duties of the members and reported on the fall rummage sale and a chrysanthemum tea held at Terrill's greenhouse.
With Mrs. de Winton in the chair. the following slate officers was presented by the nominating convener, Mrs. J. B. Williams: Honorary president, Mrs. J. H. Woods; past president, Mrs. de Winton; president, Mrs. Grant Carlyle; vice-president, Miss Barbara Toole; secretary, Mrs. Jack Alexander; treasurer, Mrs. J. D. Petrie; and correspondence, Mrs. W. R. McLaws.
THE NEW PRESIDENT occupied the chair and announced that members were planning to hold a jam shower for the Junior Red Cross Crippled Children's hospital and Wood's Christian Home, two rummage sales, make layettes and refreshments for the V.O.N., send parcels overseas and hold the annual tea at Terrill's greenhouse.
Miss Barbara Toole adjourned the meeting following which tea was served with Mrs. de Winton and Mrs. Woods presiding at the tea table. Active members assisted in serving.
The next meeting will be held February 3 at the home of  Mrs. J. D. McDermott.

Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-09-20