Affiliates in 1952–53

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 As NCFR reorganized, it became clear that the delegation of authority between the national office and the affiliates needed better clarification. Affiliate dissatisfaction was evident and demanded immediate attention. In 1953, President Robert Foster appointed another committee to investigate this relationship. David Fulcomer chaired that committee, which presented 20 recommendations for reinforcing the bond between NCFR and its affiliates. These efforts would continue for a long period of time.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Read the 1953 Report of the Committee on the Relationship Between the National Council on Family Relations and Its Affiliates

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Despite these few years of crisis and reorganization, NCFR continued to reflect its dedication to the challenge to upgrade the level of family interaction in the nation. It continued to extend its services to school systems, students, scholars, writers, publishers, and colleges and universities. Its members received program assistance and placement services.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 NCFR representatives continued to participate in other conferences, such as the National Conference on Aging, the National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards, and the third National Conference of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In 1952, NCFR was instrumental in organizing the Midwest Ad Hoc Conference on the proposed Family Department of Welfare, to facilitate interprofessional consideration of family welfare and the implications of the proposed Federal Department.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In 1953, NCFR made a financial contribution to the International Union of Family Organizations.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The Northwest Council met in the Spring of 1953 in Bremerton, WA, on Puget Sound. The President was Dr. Lloyd J. Elias of Olympia College. The Vice President was Dr. Lester Kirkendall. The topic was “Problems of Minority Families in the Pacific Northwest.”

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The Michigan Council on Family Relations held its  annual meeting October 3–4, in Battle Creek. The theme was “Working Together in the Community to Strengthen Family Life Education.”


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