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Robinson Again Heads Municipal Chapter
Mrs. Bert Robinson was again elected regent of the Municipal Chapter of the I.O.D.E. at the annual dinner meeting Tuesday evening in the Sun room of the Palliser hotel.
It has been rumored that Mrs. R. C. Marshall, M.B.E., provincial regent of the I.O.D.E., intended to resign her position. A report from Mrs. Marshall in Edmonton this morning discounted the rumor as "silly".
Members raised more than $9,800, and $2,801 was received from the operation of the Mewata canteen. Disbursements totalled $9,651. Mrs. Wallace Neale, post-war convener, said $2,191 was spent on parcels for overseas wool, knitting articles, used clothing, postage and other projects.
THE EDUCATIONAL convener Mrs. G. E. G. Craig reported $1,275 had been used to supply books for school libraries, scholarships and bursaries, and the Second Great War memorial fund.
Mrs. Margaret Huckvale stated that $4,300 had been raised in aid of the blind. Funds were received from the sale of blindcraft and various entertainments. In addition the primary chapter members held a picnic, and took the blind for car rides.
The 18 girls who make up the junior chapter, and range from 10 to 16 years in age, spent $30 on books for their adopted school. Mrs. F. Brooks, convener, reported the young girls also made 18 layettes, ditty bags and 36 articles for overseas parcels.
OTHER REPORTS were given by Mrs. R. L. Nicolson, Miss Joyce Neufeld, Mrs. Charles Orman, Mrs. G. P. Tucker, Mrs. William Noble, Mrs. W. Mathieson, Mrs. M. E. Warren, Mrs. Don MacLean and Mrs. J. W. Mather.
The slate for the new season includes: Regent, Mrs. Robinson; first vice-regent, Mrs. C. D. Ciley; second vice-regent, Mrs. William Mathieson; secretary, Mrs. Alan Purvis; assistant secretary, Mrs. Margaret Huckvale; treasurer, Miss Joan Mather; educational secretary, Mrs. G. E. G. Craig; Echoes secretary, Mrs. Charles Orman; organizing secretary, Mrs. R. J. G. White; and standard bearer, Mrs. Faith Denton.
Extracted by J. Kynman2015-010-16