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.... ed. These were a field secretary, a placement officer and a certificated home teacher. Their task would be to continue to improve the C.N.I.B.'s program of service, primarily for the rural blind.
The financial report indicated a deficit of $7,573. Donations and grants during the past year amounted to $33,376 while the cost of service to the blind was $40,948. The sale of blind-made products for the year ending March 31 was $18,702 while operation of cafeterias and stands brought in $126,760. The total cost of sales in these two departments was $149,316.
A report of the Calgary Women's Auxiliary to the C.N.I.B. showed that the transportation committee of this group had provided 400 drives during the year taking blind people to meetings, to the doctor, and on pleasure drives.
DURING THE YEAR THE C.N.I.B. concession stand department provided employment for 14 blind persons. The placement department was successful in obtaining an additional three industrial jobs for registered blind persons, bringing to 15 the number of blind people placed in permanent occupations in industry.
The social welfare department reported that a total of 427 visits were made to clients during the year and 293 visits were made in the interest of registered clients.
The board of directors for the coming year is as follows: Fred Stapells, O.B.E., chairman; J. Glen Elder, vice-chairman; R. R. MacDonald, honorary treasurer; E. W. Thirlwell, honorary secretary; and Mrs. J. R. Hammill, president.
BOARD MEMBERS include: A. J. Bartle (honorary member), E. W. Bowness, Lt.-Col. L. A. Cavanaugh, E. C. Collier, William Crawford, J. B. Cross, Col. D. G. L. Cunnington, Dr. H. E. Dowling, H. A. Howard, Mrs. Margaret Huckvale, James E. Love, E. T. Marshall, Hon. Mr. Justice McLaurin, P. C. Naismith, Dr. A. W. Park, Rev. C. E. Reeve, S. W. Sedgwick, J. D. Southam, Neils Weismose, and H. P. Wright.
Associate directors are A. G. Swinarton of Fort Macleod and G. Butterwick of Pincher Creek.
District branch chairmen are: R. Buss, Medicine Hat; R. J. Smith, Red Deer; Dr. York Blayney, High River; T. B. Campbell, Lethbridge; R. Patrick, Lacombe; Mrs. P. Bowie, Vulcan; and Rev.
H. E. Reynolds, Nanton
Extracted by J. Kynman 2014-11-01