1953-01-15 Page 21
Red Cross At Pincher Names New Officers
(By Herald Correspondent)
PINCHER CREEK-- Charles C. Colpman was re-elected president for the Pincher Creek and district Red Cross branch at the annual meeting Monday. Other officers elected were: Vernon Burns, vice-president; Mrs. Ed. Hazelton, secretary-treasurer; Walter Marcellus, campaign manager; Mrs. Louis Lorge, blood transfusion service convener; Mrs. J. W. Crawford, women’s work convener and Mrs. C. Lynch-Staunton, welfare convener.
Reports for 1952 showed a successful year. The work rooms were open weekly for nine months of the year, four business meetings and one supper meeting were held just prior to the 1952 campaign at which all district canvassers heard an instructive and interesting talk on Red Cross by Gordon Shave of Calgary.
IN JULY a successful blood donor clinic was held with 209 donors present. Fifty sacks of vegetables, 10 cartons of canned fruit and a carton of drygoods were sent to the crippled children's hospital during October.
Thirteen hampers were given at the Christmas season. Two families were assisted with clothing, groceries and milk and 502 articles of clothing were despatched from the work rooms to the Calgary division.
Proceeds from the 1952 campaign amounted to $2,888 with direct contributions to the crippled children's hospital of $178.
Mrs. Ed Hazelton and Mrs. Louis Sorge were appointed delegates to the provincial annual meeting to be held in Calgary Feb. 18-19.
Extracted by J. Kynman