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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

Neenah chapter of the American Red Cross,   pp. 391-393 PDF (629.1 KB)


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NEENAH CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN
                       RED CROSS
THE Neenah chapter of the American Red Cross was organized April
30, 1917. The officers were as follows:
C. B. Clark, Chairman           E. J. Lachman, Secretary
W. Z. Stuart, Vice-Chairman     F. E. Ballister, Treasurer
  The Executive Committee were:
    I year: S. F. Shattuck, Miss Jennie Frazer, Miss Robertson, Mrs. J. A.
Jamison
    2 year: Rev. C. W. Heywood, H. K. Babcock, Mrs. John P. Shiells, Rev.
       D. C. Jones
   3 year: Mrs. T. D. Smith, Mayhew Mott, Mrs. W. Z. Stuart, Dr. I. E. Ozanne
   The Chairman, Mr. Clark, appointed a membership and working
committee. By January, 1919, they had a membership of 3,841 adults
and 968 luniors, totalling 4,809.
  The working committee makes hundreds of garments, consisting of
sweaters, wristlets, stockings, and also layettes for the servicemen's
wives.
  The home service department was and still is busy with veterans
and their families, plus all the local service they are called on to render
when necessary.
  A life-saving program was started in the summer of 1923. The first
instructor was George Christoph. This also was the first year of pro-
viding Christmas baskets and clothing where needed.
  The Chapter started the recreational program in the summer of
1927 and continued it until the City took it over in 1940. The Chap-
ter has, however, continued to pay a substantial part of the cost.
  During the depression years, from 1931 for nearly a decade, the
Chapter worked with the Mayor's Committee to give assistance to
all who needed it during those years.
  The Blood Program came into existence in 195o as a part of the
National Red Cross policy and program. Leon Tolversen has given
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