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Y. W. SOCIAL SERVICE GROUP ACTIVE IN WORTH WHILE WORK By MAKY D. HOAG 1931

Y. W. SOCIAL SERVICE GROUP
 ACTIVE IN WORTH WHILE WORK
 By MAKY D. HOAG 1931
 In the educational world today there
 is a good deal said nliout extra-curricula activities. 
Bates College SCARAB ON The Bates Student 2-26-1931.

We know many here
 at Bates College who are active in
 these special lines of work, but it is
 not generally known the noble work
 that is being accomplished by the Y.
 W. 0. A. through the diligence services
 of a group of its members in the lines
 of social service activities.
 Divided in Two Parts
 The organization of the Bates College
 unit of V. W. C. A. is divided into
 several departments, each with its
 chairman and committee.  The two
 committees that are doing considerable
 work in social service are the Social
 Service Committee and the Industrial
 Girls' Committee.
 The Social Service department is
 separated into two units.  Miss .leannelte
 Stahl '31 and Miss Mildred Moyer '33
 are the two leaders.
 Miss Stahl has charge of the
 Nuhanusit Club, consisting of twenty
 girls of seventh and eighth grnde age.
 which meets regularly.  These girls are
 too young to belong to the Girl
 Reserves, but the purpose of the club is
 to carry on a program similar to thai
 of the larger organization.  Under the
 direction of their leader, interesting
 programs have been carried out.  At
 Christmas the girls to Christmas
 Carols at the Old Ladies Home, at one
 time they visited the Sun-Journal Office,
 at other meetings the time is spent in
 handiwork.  It is the rule of the
 Nuhanusit Club to carry on its meet
 ings according to simple rules of consequential law.
 Work at Children's Home
 Every other Sunday afternoon, Miss
 Stahl and her assistants go over to
 the Children's Home in Auburn and tell
 stories, teach games and songs to these
 boys and girls.  At present a party is
 being planned for them.  The visits of
 these Bates girls are of great enjoyment to these children and they are
 always disappointed when they learn
 that their guests are not allowed to
 come because of illness in the Home.
 On the alternate Sunday afternoons
 Miss Stahl and a group of volunteers
 go to the Old Ladies' Home.  The program of music, poetry and readings
 that is offered is enjoyed by these
 ladies as much as the children enjoy
 their songs and games.
 Miss Mildred Moyer '33 has charge
 of those Bates girls who teach at the
 local Y's.  This is a difficult task because many more girls are asked for
 than those who have already volunteered.  It is not because many do not
 want to do this but lack of time does
 not permit it.  Besides teachers there
 is a request for those who will direct
 various girls clubs.  At present Misses
 Violet Blanchard, Mildred Vining,
 Helen Ilamlin, Florence Ogden and
 Dawn Orcutt are teaching one evening
 a week at the Lewiston Y. W. 0. A.
 Most of the Girls teach English to foreign born women who are not able to
 spend three evenings a week at evening
 schools.  There is no special organization;  some teach groups, others individuals, and the only way that it is
 possible to know how much is being
 accomplished is to observe the women
 individually to see what they are getting out of these classes.
 Teach Sewing, Arts, and Sports
 Miss Josephine Burnett and Dorothy
 Penney assist afternoons in teaching
 sewing and arts.  Misses Gladys Godda rd "32 and Rosemary Lambertson
 '32 have classes in swimming, basket
 ball, tennis and other sports at tin1 Y.
 \V.  in Auburn.
 Miss Dorothy Christopher '31 is
 chairman of the Industrial Girls Committee.  She meets with a combined
 group of industrial girls and students
 on alternate Sundays and such topics
 as married women in industry, wages,
 working hours, the business cycle and
 industrial conditions are discussed from
 both the point of view of the student
 and that of the working girl.  Print this
 way it is possible to apply the actual
 industrial conditions to the theory that
 is furnished by the students.
 Conducts Industrial Girls' Club
 Besides this work, Miss Christopher
 is also leader of the Rainbow Club.
 This club consists of industrial girls
 from eighteen to twenty-five.  At their
 meetings they have outside speakers.
 Yarious industrial matters, etiquette
 and conditions in local factories are
 discussed.  The girls are arranging a
 musical for their mothers and later on
 they plan to put on a musical review.
 It is evident that the Bates Y. W.
 is doing a wide range of work in their
 social service activities.  There has
 also been some work carried on individually.  Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were given to a needy
 family and warm clothing was provided for a sickly baby.
 These different services that have
 been rendered by these missionaryminded girls of our Y. W. has been
 greatly appreciated by the foreign
 women whom they teach, the orphan
 children, lonely ladies and industrial
 women with whom they come in contact
 and in return receive simple and wholehearted thanks. "According to the newspaper: Bates College SCARAB ON The Bates Student 2-26-1931 " 
 

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