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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Woman's Defense Council Auxiliary

The Women's Defense Council Auxiliary was formed in May, 1942 to support the New Gretna Local Defense Council which was discussed in the June 8th Blog. Readers familiar with New Gretna during the World War II era will recognize the names of many of the members who attended the meetings.

The following were elected as officers at the first meeting held on May 1, 1942 - Helen Mathis, President; Elizabeth Shutte, Treasurer; and Mildred Kauflin, Secretary. I'm sure some of you out in the Blog-O-Sphere knew these officers and/or have relatives mentioned in the minutes.

Mildred Kauflin was Secretary of the Women's Defense Council Auxilary.
1945 photo courtesy of Betty Lamson West

Click on the link below to read the organization's minutes from 1942. Use your browser's BACK ARROW to return to the Blog.

Pete S

1 comment:

  1. I see my grandmother Stella Mathis was active in the auxiliary and attended pretty much all
    the meetings. It was fun seeing all those old time NG names.
    Beverly Mathis Robinson