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Youth Group Elects Officers
Calgary's newest youth organization, Friendship Unlimited, held its first formal meeting Wednesday at the Y.M.C.A. to elect officers for the coming year. The new club represents young people from every race, religion and creed, and has as its motto, "Friendship Beyond Differences."
The idea of forming Friendship Unlimited grew from the joint thinking of Roy Brookbank, Western regional director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, and Don Brundage, program and membership secretary of the Y.M.C.A. The idea took shape last August when forty "Y" members attending a weekend camp realized the need for such an organization in this city, and formed themselves into the charter group. Since then the membership has doubled.
AT THE WEDNESDAY meeting the following executive was elected: President, Miss Peggy Manuel; St. Michael's and All Angels Church; vice-president, David Divorkin, B'nai B'rith; secretary, Miss Helen Cochrane, Phiat (Y.M.C.A.); publicity chairmen, Jimmy Jack, Y.M.C.A.; Tom Scott, United Church Young People; Naomi Barenholtz, Jewish Young Adults, and Vi King, Colored Young People.
A body of members-at-large was set up as part of the executive, which includes representatives from almost every young adult group in the city.
The new club plans regular meetings at the Y.M.C.A. on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and will shortly initiate a program of social service. It will operate on its own resources and is not affiliated with any other group in the city.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-01-11