Kalgoorlie Miner Friday 12 June 1942, Page 1
Esperance June 7 – The general meeting of the Red Cross, held in the institute on Friday, June 5, attracted only 19 members. As it was the first general meeting held since, the annual one last year, no minutes were read, but the balance sheet and a report, including the correspondence, was read by the president, Mr. L. Daw.
The report outlined total receipts and money raised from a community concert and totals of the stock of items, bandages of different sizes, woollen garments, dressings, a quantity of old linen and other articles that had been forwarded to headquarters. Mrs Coope said that the interest in the sewing afternoons had dwindled considerably, and, as it was considered that this work was urgent, it was decided to ask Mrs Chadwick to call a meeting for the ladies to be held in the institute on Sunday afternoon, June 13, so that the sewing and several matters of great importance might be discussed.
An appeal for games and reading matter for the troops was made, and it was decided that a card evening could be held to raise funds for the purchase of these goods. The secretary acknowledged a donation from the Junior Red Cross of 48 roller bandages. Mr Rintoul, treasurer and guide for the junior circle, then outlined the work of the children and the splendid effort during the past six months as they had raised 20 pounds. The monthly parcel to a prisoner of war was going to be forwarded to Private Peek, who attended the local school in his youth whilst his father was the local butcher.