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President - Mr. Raymond Knischesky;lst Vice President - Mr. Bert Kilbourne; 2nd Vice President - Mrs. Elinor Samels; Secretary - Mrs. Margaret Tully; Treasurer - Mr. William Rusk.

Council members for two years: Mr. Robert Macaulay and Mrs.

Nita Stevens.

Council members 'with one year to serve; Mr. John Kellie, Mrs.

Elinor Samels and Mr. Raymond Knischesky,

THE ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CHILDREN

The Association for Retarded Children opened their school on Sept. 4, 1962, wi th Mrs. Max Wilton as President and Mrs. Lottie Watson as Sec.- Treas. The bank account amounted to $24.00 at that time.

The school opened with seven pupils and with Mrs. Wilma Smith as teacher. The kind thoughtfulness of the Orange Lodge, who have allowed classes to be held in the L.O.B. Bldg. on 2nd St. N.\V., rent free, is certainly a credit to their organization.

During the time that the school has been in operation, presi­ dents up to 1967 have been: the late S. Hargreaves, Mrs. Max Wil­ ton, Dr. J as. Menzies, F ILt. Gibbs and T. N. MetheraI. Mrs. Lottie Watson has served continuously on the executive since the Associa­ tion was formed, and Mrs. Jean Malby is listed as the treasurer in 1967.

Teachers have been Mrs. Lillian Gorski and Mrs. Marie Bu­ chanan.

The Association have never put a drive on for funds, but have held a tag day and a yearly tea. Grants are received from the City and Rural Council, who contribute $7.50 per month per pupil. A grant is also received from the Provincial Government.

After the Government stated, that starting on Sept. 1, 1967 schools for retarded children would be operated by the Dept. of Education, the Association decided to start another much needed proj­ ect, an ad u 1 t retarda te home.

THE 'KIN GLEN' HOME

The Association for Retarded Children got in touch with Dr.

Glen Lowther and stated the beneficial aspects of an adult retardate home, and he, knowing the reputation established by Kinsmen for

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