¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In January of 1971, President Gerald Leslie appointed a self-study committee, with Leland J. Axelson as chair. He charged them with finding answers to the two questions he posed at his inauguration (“How can NCFR better serve its members?” and “What role should NCFR take in the panoply of national organizations, and what role should it play in public affairs?”). Under Axelson‘s guidance a membership sample of 25% of all NCFR members were sent a comprehensive questionnaire. At the same time, an expanded committee with Janet S. Brown as chair received the results of the survey, analyzed them, and incorporated them into a far-reaching study of NCFR’s structure and functioning. This led into the 1971 Annual Conference, where Leslie‘s opening address was on the “State of the Council.”
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Leslie also established a committee of Past President, President-Elect, and President to stabilize from one year to the next any action taken by the Board of Directors.