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

Community Council,   p. 229 PDF (180.6 KB)


Page 229


               COMMUNITY COUNCIL
ON JANUARY 8, 1940, the first meeting of the Council of Social Agen-
cies was held. Over forty organizations were represented and meetings
were to be held each month. The officers elected were:
     Rev. A. A. Chambers, Chairman
     A. J. Armstrong, Ist Vice Chairman
     Rev. W. L. Harms, 2nd Vice Chairman
     Miss Virginia Beals, Secretary
     1'. D. Spaulding, Treasurer
  Members of the Executive Committee:
Rev. Joseph Ahearn               H. M. Bishop
Rev. Gerald Churchill            Mrs. Ruth Falvey
Miss Edna Robertson              Gaylord C. Loehning
C. H. Abel
  At this time its main purpose was to assist welfare and social work-
ers interested in community welfare, and to promote a closer harmony
among the member organizations.
  In 1951 it became a Community Chest agency. The main purpose
of the Council is to look at the Community as a whole, and to endeav-
or to coordinate the work of existing agencies. It tries to eliminate
duplication of effort and stimulate preventative health measures by
education, coordinated planning and thinking. In 1953 the name was
changed to Neenah-Menasha Community Council.
Compiled by Mrs. W. B. Be/lack
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