Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1937

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Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI) online yearbook collection, 1937 Edition, Page 181 of 206
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THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION THE purpose of the student Y. M. C. A. at River Falls is to foster active Christian interest among the men students of the college. During the past year the organization has had an unusually large membership, and it has carried on a varied program throughout the year. Regular meetings of the Y. M. C. A. are heldeach Monday evening in the Men's Union. These meetings usually consist of musical numbers and talks on some subject of interest. Among the out-of-town speakers wh.o addressed meet- ings this year were: Dr. O. T. Walter .of Macalester, Dean Price of Stout Institute, C. Stanley Lamb of the St. Paul Y. M. C. A., and Ben Schmoker, executive secretary of the Christian Association at the University of Minnesota. Several faculty members also addressed some of the meetings. Among them were Dr. Wyman, President J. H. Ames, Dr. Karges, and Prof. W. H. Hunt. Cabinet business sessions are held once a week, usually following the regular Monday evening meeting. The cabinet also meets twice a month for Sunday morning breakfast. At these meetings the time is spent in the discussion of some problem. As usual, several projects were sponsored jointly by the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. during the year. Among them were the freshman mixer, the Thanksgiving program, the Christmas program, and the Easter service. These programs were held on Sunday afternoons in the auditorium. The play given at the Christmas program, "Peace I Give Unto You," was repeated several times on later occasions. A gr.oup of discussions was also sponsored jointly. These meetings were held during the first three weeks of February. During these discussions the organizations were divided into smaller groups so that each group could choose its topic. This series of meetings was closed by an address by Ben Schmoker of Minneap.olis. The freshman mixer held this year was a new activity. It was held in the evening of the opening day of school, giving opportunity for the freshmen and the faculty to become acquainted. The mixer was well attended, and it is probable that similar mixers will be held in future years. The annual spring retreat was held at Big Lake in the latter part of May. Most of the cabinet members attended this retreat, and plans were made for the activities f.or the year. The fall retreat, held at the same place, was held during the Hrst week in September. At that time, final plans were made for most of the year's work. The student conference held at Lake Independence on May 16 and 17 is one event which is always well attended by River Falls students. At this con- ference tbe students have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others from colleges in northwestern Wisconsin and in Minnesota. Each year some of the members of the Y. M. C. A. attend the student conference at Lake Geneva. This year Professor Jacobson, Le Roy Alexander, and Leonard Hermanson attended that conference. ' The Y. M. C. A. also took an active part in the Homecoming activities. Instead of entering a float in the competition for prizes, the "Y" built the float on which the Homecoming queen rode in the parade. A Homecoming banquet was also held, and many former cabinet members attended. The final meeting of the year was the installation banquet which was held at the Congregational Church. Rev. Gordon Amphlett was the speaker. Six new cabinet members were installed on this occasion. ll65l

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i 229 A. THE YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CABINET LEONARD HERMANSON ,,,,.....,. ....... P resident HOWARD ELLIOTT ...4.. , , lVz'ce-President' RUSSELL GETTINGER. . . ..,... Secretary STANLEY MORGAN ,... Treasurer Le Roy Alexander Edwin Baker Eddie Cass John Christianson MR. JACOBSON. , . . 11641 Everett Compton Franklin Elliott Robert Johnson Rolf Ordal .Adviser



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I w S ,H l 1 I I 5 l I I r THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ELIZABETH GRIFFITH ADELINE LARSON. . . PI-IYLLIS SODERSTROM ..., LUCILLE SPRIGGS .... Elza Lou Hanna Olive Joos Joyce Leonard Iris Mills MISS HATHORN .... CABINET N661 . . . .President Vice-President , . , ,Secretary . .Treasurer Mae Nelson Mildred Pedersen Louise Swanson Emma Lou Tubbs . . . .Adviser

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