Calgary Herald

1948-03-01 Page 6

Miss I. Halstead Elected Head Of I.O.D.E. Group 

Members of the Tan-nis-uk Chapter of the I.O.D.E. held their 34th annual meeting recently at a dinner party at the home of Mrs. J. W. Richardson.
Officers elected for 1948 were: Honorary regent, Mrs. W. D. Spence, Edmonton; regent, Miss Isabel Halstead; first vice-regent, Mrs. E. R. Knight; second vice-regent, Mrs. S. C. Murison; secretary, Mrs. C. R. Puley; educational secretary, Mrs. P. A. Moodie; treasurer, Mrs. A. J. West; standard bearer, Mrs. F. G. Denton; and post war convener, Mrs. S. C. W. Morris.
GIFTS WERE PRESENTED to the regent, Miss Halstead, to the retiring treasurer, Mrs. J. C. Noell, and to the retiring secretary and post-war convener, Mrs. J. C. Hartley.
All reports of officers and conveners indicated a successful year by the chapter.
A substantial sum had been raised at a spring rummage sale, bridge parties and at the fall tea and apron sale, the main event of the year's work.
Members sold blindcraft at the stampede and in December, assisted at the Legion Poppy Day and at the Municipal Chapter carnivals. All the Municipal Chapter social affairs for the blind and for members of the Ogden Hostel and Old Folks' Home were attended by Tan-nis-uk members, who also gave financial assistance.
CHILDREN'S ARTICLES were knitted and sent overseas and a layette was purchased for the Alberta maternity scheme.
Donations were made to all provincial and national I.O.D.E. projects and provincial annual meeting and the Municipal chapter meetings were well attended.
Post-war work for 1948 was given a splendid start by the large number of articles donated by members at this meeting for nursery bags for the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital in London, England.

Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-10-11