Calgary Herald

1953-03-28 Page 6


Miss Edith McCalla Heads Alberta Girls' Work Board

Miss Edith McCalla was elected chairman of the Alberta Girls' Work Board at the annual meeting held Friday night at First Baptist Church.
Other officers are: Past chairman, Ena Paul; first, second and third vice-chairmen, Mrs. Earl Gillespie, Mrs. Harry Nix and Miss Margaret Marshall, respectively; recording secretary, Mrs. Gordon Bean; corresponding secretary, Miss Dorothy Kennedy and treasurer, Mrs. William Hallgren.
CHAIRMEN of the various committees are: Camp, Mrs. Jack Watson; social, Mrs. Frank Clements; public relations, Mrs. R. T. Amery; itinerary, Mrs. William Hackett; conference, Mrs. George Goodwin; report, Mrs. Harry King.
Representatives to the finance committee of the Religions Education Council of Alberta are Mrs. Frank Clements and Mrs. J. W. Crawford and to the personnel committee, Miss Margaret Marshall.
Guest speaker at the meeting was Miss Beatrice Wilson, of Toronto, chairman of the National C.G.I.T. committee. Miss Marshall was hostess for the evening.
Miss Ena Paul, chairman of the board, introduced the following representatives: Mrs. J. Moore, Presbyterian church; Mrs. A. Swanson, Baptist church; Mrs. F. E. Geehan, United church; Mrs. J. M. Gardner, Y.W.C.A.; Mrs. N. F. Priestly, W.A.; Mrs. H. W. Riley, Child and Family Welfare; and Miss Barbara Berry, representative to the coronation.
MRS. DOUGLAS THORNTON of Calgary led the group in a sing-song. The worship service was conducted by Mrs. W.T. M. Fowler of Edmonton. A short introduction, "This is our board" was given by Mrs. John Gilmour of Calgary.
Miss Wilson, who made a special trip from Toronto for the meeting, spoke on the work of the Alberta Girls' Work Board.
Giving reports on the progress of their respective boards were: Miss Paul, Alberta board; Mrs. E. Fockerd, Calgary board; Mrs. Stan Pollard, Edmonton board; Mrs. L. McIntosh, Ponoka board.
The denomination reports showed valuable work done in the past among teen-age girls of the church.
Mrs. F. Clements reported for the Baptist church, Mrs. F. Atkinson for the United church affiliated C.G.I.T and Mrs. L. Sutherland reported for the Presbyterian affiliated C.G.I.T.
PROGRESS made by the public relations and social committees was reported by Mrs. R. T. Amery and Mrs. Frank Clements respectively.
Miss Jean Angus, new associate secretary of the R.E.C.A., spoke on the work that is being carried out throughout the province. There has been an increase of 23 C.G.I.T. group
s and 400 members during the past term. Miss Angus attended the 1952 staff conference meetings in Toronto in the spring and then journeyed west to take up her duties directing camp council at Sylvan Lake during the summer.
One of the highlights of the fall was the conference held at the Olds Agricultural College which was attended by 118 girls from various points of Alberta.
Arrangements are under way to hold another conference at Olds on Thanksgiving weekend this coming Fall. The dates set for Camp council are July 8 to 18.
Among members from out of town attending the meeting were Miss Bernice Moore, Mrs. H. L. Nix, Mrs. F. McCoy, Mrs. Stan Pollard, and Mrs. W. T. M. Fowler, all of Edmonton, and Mrs. F. Atkinson of Wetaskiwin.

Extracted by J. Kynman