1925-03-12 WHITAKER FRANK
HEAR ADDRESS BY CAMPFIRE LEADER AT James Egan and J. Thrasher Are Also Speakers K. Lester B. Scott, national executive of the Campfire Girls Council, addressed members of the Rotary Club today at the weekly mooting, outlining the progress of (he Campfire Girls' organization in "22 countries of the world. James Egan presented a classification talk; J. K. Thrasher reviewed the March "Rb- tarlan," nnd six new members were formally welcomed into the club. "It Is only within the last 20, years that girls have been allowed the privilege of .enjoying the comradeship that boys have been having for years," said Mr. Scott. "We are becoming an indoor nation. 1 cannot give the reason, unless perhaps it it a change of racial habit. The Campfire does for the girls what the Boy Scdut organization! does for tbc boys—provides comradeship, team spirit and develops a Jove and knowledge for the out-of-doors." The speaker outlined the develop- .mcnt of the girls' work in other couh- tries as well as in America, a.nd told 'the men of the different .phases of the trainjng Including, homecraft, nature study, patriotism and the consistent Jteeping of health charts. Lauds Club 'James TCgan, who has been secretary of the Elks Club in this city for 14 years, gave an interesting talk on. his classification, expressing his pleasure in his work and explaining the scope of the secretary's duties. Mr. Egan declared lie was proud to be the secre- . tary uf one of the finest lodges in the state. In a humorous manner that delighted ~ the audience. J. K. Thrasher gave a review of the Rotary magazine for the month of March. Mr. Thrashur Injected a dry humor intu his accounts of the contents i.,r the publication as he reviewed the different articles about Rotary Club activities and ethics. 7 Dwlght L. Clarke was chairman of the pru&i ,jni today, and welcomed the following new members into the club: Van MeOiitoliL'ii. Douglas ,Ta.rrett, Waller Boyd. .Harry Hogfjn, Frank Flnlay- Hon and Charles Diggar. Whitaker Presides In tlif' absence uf .1. .1. Wilt, president, Trunk' Whltakcr took charge of .the initial portion 'of the program. Oucsts (.if the club loday included: J. Bruce Payne, 1C. V. Jones. Leslie Helm, Havrison ICIliott. L.- L. M.cLarty, A. M. Morrow uf Mnric.'opa, Angun Crites, Ocorpt' M. .Swindell, George Gundlach nf I be Oakland Kot.iry Club, Elmer Ilour.hln of the Tuft Rota— Club, Charles Armstrong and Miss Florence BHnei'. local Campfire executive. Plans were, completed for the attendance tit a large number of Rotarians at. tho annual district conference in Fresno March 1!>. 20 and. 21. * ' Announcement The following announcement has been made by tlie Oakland Rotary Club relative to the election of a district governor at the conference: .T. B. .Bridges, past president of the Oakland Rotary Club, and one of the recognized Leaders in the Rotary inove- ment of the Pacific const, will be tin: next governor of District No. 2 of the organization, including Nevada, California, and Hawaii, If tile campaign being launched by the Oakland Club is successful. At the coming district session m Fresno during March, Oakland will present Its claims for representation with a. governorship in the name of Bridges. Although one of the first three Rotary Clubs in history, Oakland has never had a. district governor from Its ranks, although twice the Oakland organization has withdrawn its candidate In courtesy to another chtb. This, and Bridges' notable record are the basis for the present campaign, in which the aid of other clubs In the district Is' being enlisted. Is Pioneer Bridges, a pioneer in the Oakland Club, during his Incumbency as 'presl- <le'nt/ of tho club, originated the "first name" custom now used In practically every branch of t]ie organization. Rotary Clubs todn.v extend over England, Spain, America. Argentina,' Nor- jvny and other nations, and tj.ie Rotary ideal has become an important factor In business life. Bridges was one of the earliest founders of this ideal, in the pioneer days of the organization.