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/.;1; HEALTH AND WELFARE COUNCIL OF THE BALTIMORE AREA,
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10 South Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
752-4146
Minutes
HWC Annual Meeting - 1966
DATE:
March 8, 1966
PLACE:
Calvert Ballroom, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
PRESENT:
Delegates, HWC Officers and Board, Guests and Staff
PRESIDING:
Dennis F. Smyth, President
21202
Invocation
The 30th Annual Meeting of the Health and Welfare Council opened at 12:05 P.M.
with the invocation pronounced by Reverend DeLane M. Ryals, President, Harford County
Council of Social Services.
Introductions
Mr. Smyth introduced the speaker1s table and members of the City and County
Councils seated at other tables.
Annual Report
Mr. Smyth stated that in order to conserve time, he was dispensing with the usual
practice at annual meetings of presenting orally a report of the past year1s work.
Instead, he called the attention of all present to the brief annual reports which have
been placed at the tables and a copy of which is attached to the original of these
minutes. Mr. Smyth asked that all present take a few minutes to read this report to
acquaint themselves with the work of the HWC. In this connection, he stated that he
would like to mention the members of the HWC staff, who have carried major responsibility
for much of the activities described in the annual report. With the advent of several
demonstration projects during the past year, the staff has grown considerably and Mr.
Smyth asked that all staff would rise so that HWC officers, board, delegates and guests
might express appreciation to all staff members.
Greetings
Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin, Jr., Mayor of the City of Baltimore, made a brief
speech of welcome on behalf of the City and Council and expressed his satisfaction at
the close cooperation enjoyed between the City Departments and the HWC.
HWC Annual Meeting - 1966
Report of the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee, consisting of Herbert A. Cahan, William P. Carton, Mrs.
John S. McDaniel, Jr. and Dr. Albert Whiting, under the chairmanship of N. Page
Worthington presented the following slate of officers and board for the coming year:
Officers
President
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
Treasurer
Joseph H. Purdy
Mrs. Louis Azrael
Arnold J. Kleff, Jr.
Milton Young
Reverend Robert T. Newbold, Jr.
Board of Directors - Three Year Term
Mrs. Jacob Blaustein
John Lally
Robert D. Myers
Dennis F. Smyth
Dr. Isadore Tuerk
Mrs. Thomas J. S. Waxter
Board of Directors - Two Year Term
Mrs. Victorine Q. Adams
There being no other nominations, it was motioned and seconded that the slate as
submitted be adopted. Carried unanimously.
Mr. Clark Hobbs, past President and present Board member, presented Mr. Smyth an
engraved gavel as a token of appreciation for his services, from the Board and staff
in celebration of the HWC's 30th anniversary.
Mr. Smyth then introduced the new President, Mr. Joseph H. Purdy, who on beh~lf
of the Officers and Board acknowledged with gratitude the services rendered by previous
presidents and executive secretaries, most of whom were present at the speaker's table.
The individuals so recognized were:
Ex-presidents:
Harry Greenstein - 1935-1940
Francis A. Davis - 1941-1942
L. Edwin Goldman - 1943-1945
J. Kemp Bartlett, Jrs. - 1946
The Very Rev. John J. Daly - 1947
Merrell L. stout, M.D. - 1948-1950
Clark S. Hobbs - 1951-1953
Dr. Alvin Thalheimer - 1954-1956
Dr. John H. Fischer - 1957-1958
George W. Constable - 1959-1961
N. Page Worthington - 1962-1963
Dennis F. Smyth - 1964-1966
Former Executive Secretaries:
Anna D. Ward - 1935-1955
Speaker
Gordon Manser - 1955-1962
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Mr. Smyth then introduced Robert M. Sigmond, Executive Director, Hospital Planning
Association of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), who spoke to the audience on 11Issues in
Health Care Legislation".
I,B.} HWC Annual Meeting - 1966
The meeting adjourned at 1:45 with the benediction pronounced by Right Reverend
Msgr. David I. Dorsch, Director, Associated Catholic Charities and HWC Board member
ex officio.
Submitted by,
Harold C. Edelston
Executive Director and Secretary
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10 South stre et
Baltimore, Mary l and 21202
HEALTH AND WELFARE COUN CIL OF THE BALTIM . E . PLaza 2-4146
AGE N DA
Annual Mee ting - March 8, 1966
Time
Schedule
12:05 1.
Invocation - Rev. DeLane Ryals , Pr es ident, Herford Sbunty Council
of Social S~rvic es
12:40 2.
Intro uc tion of sp eak er's table and tables with member s of City
and COll."1t y Councils - ~Lr. Smyth
12:45
3.
}..YlJlual Report Mr . S;;;yth
In order to conserve t iree , ~e are dispensing with the usual
practice t ann a l meetin gs of pr esenting orally a r eport
of the pas t y ar ts work. Instead we c a ll your att en t ion to
the brief annu~l reports which have been placed at your t ab le s .
~]e hope you w ill take a few mi nutes to read this re;:JorL to
acquaint yoursel f T,.1ith the i;1ork of tJie ffioi C. In this connection,
however, I w~uld like to mention the membe rs of the fi G staff,
who have carried major responsibility for much of the ctivity
de scriberl in the annual re90rt. With the advent of s everal
dE!Donstratinn projects durine the oas t year the staff has grmm
considerabll and I would ask that all of them rise so that we
might express our apprecia~ion.
4.
Greetings from Mayor McKeldin
1:00
5.
Repor
1:05
6. Nominat ing COmIni t tee - j·jr. Worth inrton
~,
of new President -
nr. Smyth
(b) Aclmo~led~3 , t 0: s ervices r enctered by past presidents ~d
executive directors - Nr. Purdy
1:10
7.
1:15
8.
1:45 9.
Introduction of
spe~k er
aker - Robert H. Si
- r • Smyth
ond
Benediction - Rt.Rev.Msgr. David I. Dorsch, Director, Assoc iated
Catholic Charities
/
The Health and Welfare Council is a voluntary
planning , coord inating, and research organization
concerned with heal t h, w elf are, recreat ion and
emp loyment problems and the se rvices to deal
with them . Its constituency is 140 health , welfare ,
rec reation, education, and related organizations,
both governm en tal and voluntary
WHAT THE HEALTH AND WELFARE
COUNCIL DOES
PLANNING ­
Throu gh a process of study and researc h, th e
HWC evaluat es commurtity health and welfare
needs, gaps in se rvices, and oth er problems .
Using t he fact s unearthed, committees of c itizens
recommend ways of dealing with such needs,
gaps, and problems, and seek to bring about
implementation of th e recommendations.
n
COORDINATING ,
The HWC co nvenes representative s of its membt V
agencie s whenever there is need for considera­
t ion of common problems and inter-agency rela­
ti onsh ips, and for jo int action on part icu lar issues _
A central INFO RMATION AND REFERRAL SERV­
ICE he lp s to coordinate th e use of serv ices by
providing th e public with inform at ion abou t and
referral to commun ity resources best suited to
dea l with particular problems
IMPROVING AGENCY PROGRAMS ­
The HWC conducts evaluative stud ies for agencies
and organizations to advise t hem on how to im­
prove their se rvices , set up new ones, or make
modifications to m eet changed community
conditions .
DEMONSTRATING NEW SERVICES ­
Th e HWC co ndu cts tim e-l imited demonstrati ons,
oft en in collaboration with a member agency , to
tryout new methods of servi ce or to demonstrate
locally a new service which ha s proved success­
ful el sewhe re.
POSITION CLASSIFICATION AND
SALARY RANGE STUDYAt the request of the Community Chest , a study
was begun to classify professional positions
among Communitv Chest agenCies and to re ­
i\ommend salary ranges for each position cate­
'ory A similar study was completed during the
ear for Associated Jewish Charities
ERVICES FOR UNMARRIED MOTHERS ­
Requested by the Florence Crlttenton Home , the
study reviews the problems of unmarried mothers
in the metropolitan area , appraises the adequacy
of services to meet the problem , and recom­
mends a number of new services and modifica­
tions of eXisting ones
RESIDENT CAMPING OPPORTUNITIESThis survey will ascertain whether resident (over­
night) camping opportunities are in short supply
It was begun with the support of the local unit of
the American Camping Association Included In
the overall study will be a special focus on the
Children's Fresh Air Society , which has been re ­
quested both by the Board of that agency and the
Community Chest
HOUSING NEEDS IN HARFORD COUNTY­
The Council of Social Services for Harford Count y
nltiated a study growing out of three recognized
roblems in the County an inadequate supply of
ental or sale property for low income families,
discrimination in rentals and sales, and the ab ­
sence of a County building and housing code
COORDINATION
,- t
RECRUITMENT FOR SOCIAL WORK CAREERS _
The HWC coordinated the placement of 88 col­
lege students in paid Jobs which 33 social agen­
cies made available to enable the students to
test their aptitude for social work .
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICE ­
Inquiries of all kinds rose to a new high in 1966
of 6,517 as compared to a 1965 volume of
6,019 .
MARYLAND DIRECTORY OF
HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICESPreparation was begun o f a new edition of a
state-wide directory and publication is expected
to be In mid-1967
IMPROVING SERVICES
LAFAYETTE SQUARE COMMUNITY CENTER ­
A plan was completed for the future program
direction of the agency
CHILD STUDY CENTER­
A study was conducted to recommend wheth ~
the Child Study Center should conduct an afte
care service for children discharged from its re ­
sldential treatment program .
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SPECIAL STAFF REPORTS
AND CONSULTATIONDuring the year, the HWC staff prepared special
consultation reports to the Community Chest. the
United Appeal, and the Board of the Metropolitan
Meals-on-Wheels Committee. The research staff
prepared demographic and other materials in re­
spo nse to requests from member agencies and
others . A variety of agencies also called on HWC
staff for informal consultation
DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
OPERATION REASONThe HWC began the seco nd year of a two year
project financed by a grant of $154,000 from the
Office of Economi c Opportunity The prOject is
organized to serve elderly persons in the Actio n
Area who are chronically ill or who are well an a
seeking full or part -time employment It is experi -' - '
menting with new methods of service to be
rendered by non-professional personnel under
professional supe rvi sion
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JOB COUNSELING AND REFERRAL CLiNICS-
Thi s prOject was financed fo r a seco nd yea r by a
U S Depa rtment of Lab o r grant o f $108,000
The purpose was to experiment w ith group
counseling f o r unemployed workers In an effort
to make them more effective Job seekers.
JOB CORPS RECRUITINGTh e Office of Economic Opportunity has co n­
tracted directly with the HWC to tes t methods
of recruitment and screening of young men de~
sirous o f enrolling In the Job Corps
OLDER WORKER PROJECT ­
Earl y In the year, the HWC comp let ed and evalu ­
ated thi s prOject w hich had been finan ced by a
US D epa rtm ent of Labor grant of $l67,000 to
expe rim ent w ith m ethod s fo r m o re effecti ve Jo b
pla ceme nt o f o ld e r wo rkers
OPERATION MEDICARE ALERT ­
Th e Baltim o re City Co mmunity Ac ti o n A gen cy
co ntracted w ith the HWC to co nduct a d oo r to
door campaign In the anti -poverty Action Area as
part of the national effort to enroll elderly persons
In the medicare program
VOLUNTEER SERVICE CORPS ­
The HWC concluded ItS respon sibilit y fo r rec ruit ­
ment of volunteers to serve In components of th e
Comm unity Action Program and tran sferr ed th e
vo lunt ee r program to the Baltimore Cit y Com­
munity Act ion Age ncy
STAFF
Harold C. Edelston
Executive OireclO r
John G. Geist
ASSOCia te Execull ve Oir eclO r
William A Martin
Planning D Irector "'''
John M . Spence
Planning OireclOr
Hal B. Cohen
Planning ASSOCiate
Mrs. Ferne Kolodner
Planning A ssoCl a le*
Mrs. Doris Wright
Planning ASSOCiate
Daniel R. Fascione
Research OireclOr
Edward B. Penry
Research ASSOCiate
Thomas Curtis
Researc h ASSistant
Mrs. June G. Ross
DifeclOr . Informdll o n and
Referral Serv ice
Mary F. Johnson
AS Sistant. I"formilli on and
Referral Serv ice
Mrs. Mary B Adams Olf ec tor . Vo funteer ServlCu Corps· * ..
Mrs. Ruth C. Sc hwartz Olf ector . Summer J obs In Social W or k Bailey Conaway PrOIP.Ct Olfect or. Opera tio n R AS ON Mrs. Sally Flet cher Pr Ole ct Olfl ,ctor . OPP' dtl"n M edicare A ldt " "" Donald S . Frank
PrOjoc t Direct o r. Job
Clin iCS ""
Counse lln~
.
William F. GriHith
PrOleCt Director. J ob Cou nse ling
Clini cs · ..
Mrs. Marion B. Pines Proje ct Director . Jo b Corps Recflll llng William F. Sprenger PrOject Directo r. Olde r W o rker PrO Je ct " ..
"Program contracted w it h. Comm unity
Act io n Age ncy
" "R es igned
I
HIGHLIGHTS OF 1966 PROGRAM
COMMUNITY PLANNING
HOMEMAKER-HOME HEALTH AIDESThe advent of new programs to pay for homemaker­
home health aide services has prompted a requ est
from a numbe r of agencies and hospita l soc ial
se rvice departments that the HWC reco mmend a
plan for t he me trop oli tan organizat io n and financing
o f suc h services to in sure the ir orderly, logical
growth . Using a sim ilar 1960 HWC project as th e
point of departure, th e HWC began to develop an
up-dated community-wide plan to be proposed to
the appropriate agen c ies and organizations A
similar study restricted to Baltimore County was -"
completed by the Ba ltimore County HWC.
ANTI - POVERTY PLANNINGUnder the ter ms of a contract with Baltimore City 's
Community Act ion Agency, the HWC engaged In
the preparation of severa l new components of the
\
Community Action Program and eva luated a num ­
ber of propo sed new components submitted by
other organizat ion s Significant among the new
components was the "Se lf-Help Housing and
Environmental Improvement Pr ogram" which re­
presented the first program prepared by a re­
presentat iv e group of Action Area resi de nts who
were assisted by HWC sta ff .
In Anne Arunde l and Baltimore Counties, the
HWC provided Interim sta ff service to the lo ca l
community action agencies until full-time di­
rec tors were emp loyed by the organizat ions HW C
staff also assisted the citizens committee or­
ganized In Baltimore County to urge voter ap­
proval of a publicly supported community action
agency .
I
OW THE WORK IS DONE
STAFF AND COMMITTEES-
I~om mittees of
citizens are appointed to deve lop
rec o mmendat ions and to help the community
impleme nt these re commenda tion s T he HW C
staff com piles and analyzes rele vant fa c ts for
use by the comm itt ees and helps the co mmitt ees
ca rryon their work . Once a study is made , great
emphas Is is given to Impl ementation of recom ­
mendations, some tim es by the appointment of a
specia l implementation co mmittee
GEOGRAPHIC AREAThe HWCs area of ope rati o n is all o f metropolitan
Ba ltim ore , although man y of its projects are ap ­
pr op r iate for sta tewide application The work in
ANNE ARUNDEL . BALTIMORE. and HA RFOR D
COUNTI ES is carried o n thr oug h affiliated counC il s
HOW THE WORK IS FINANCED
Th e Community Che st o f the Baltim o re Area pro­
vides ab out 65 pe rcent o f the HWC budget. and the
remain der IS supp lie d by Associated Cat holi c
h Charities : Associated JeWis h Cha rit ies. Ci ty of
l Baltimore . State of Mary land. Balti mo re County.
j
and the annual dues of me mber agen Cies . In ad di ­
tl on. specia l fun ds ar e rece ived from time to time
fo r de monstrati o n pr oJec ts . spec ial stud ies. and
othe r designated purpo ses
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HEALTH AND WELFARE CUUNCIL MEMBER AGENCIES
American Cancer Society, Maryland Division/American Physical
Therapy Association of Maryland/American Red Cross, Baltimore
Regional Chapter/Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter/Asso­
ciated Catholic Charities/Associated Jewish Charities/Associated
Placement and Guidance Bureau/Augsburg Lutheran Home/Balti­
more Area Council on Alcholism/Baltimore Association for Retar'
ed Children/Baltimore City Bureau of Recreation/Baltimore Ci
Commission on Problems of the Aging/Baltimore City Communi'
Relations Commission/Baltimore City Department of Public W e.
fare/Baltimore City Health Department/Baltimore City Hospitals/
Baltimore City Medical Society/Baltimore City Police Department/
Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions/Baltimore Council of Camp
Fire Girls/Baltimore County Board of Education/Baltimore County
Department of Recreation and Parks/Baltimore County Medical
Association/Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital/Balti­
more Goodwill Industries/Baltimore League for Crippled Children
and Adults/Baltimore Neighborhoods/Baltimore Public Schools/
Baltimore Urban League/Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing
Agency/Baptist Children's Aid Society of Maryland/Beth Tfiloh Con­
gregation/Big Brothers of Baltimore/B'Nai B'rith Menorah Lodge
# 771 /Board of Child Care of the Baltimore Conference of the
Methodist Church/Bon Secours Hospital/Boy Scouts of America,
Baltimore Area Council/Boys Home Society of Baltimore/Boys Vil­
lege of Maryland/Catholic Community House/Catholic Daughters of
America/Catholic Youth Organization/Central Scholarship Bureau/
Child Study Association of Baltimore/Child Study Center of Mary­
land/Children's Aid and Family Service Society/Children 's Fresh Air
Society/Children 's Guild/Children'S Hospital/Children's Medical and
Surgical Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital/Children'S Theater Asso­
ciation/Church Home and Hospital/Church Mission of Help of the
Diocese of Maryland/Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Division of
Juvenile Causes/Citizen's Planning and Housing Association/Com­
munity Chest of the Baltimore Area/Criminal Justice Commission/
Diocese of Maryland, Department of Christian Social Concerns/
Enoch Pratt Free Library/Family and Children's Society/Fight Blight
Fund/Florence Crittenton Home/Flynn Christian Fellowship Houses/
General German Orphan Home/Girl Scout Council of Central Mar
land/Greater Baltimore Medical Center/Happy Hills Hospital/Hec
ing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore/Heart AssoCi
tion of Maryland/House of the Good Shepherd/Instructive Visiti
Nurse Association/Jewish Big Brothers League of Baltimore
Jewish Community Center of Baltimore/Jewish Family and Chil ­
dren 's Service/Johns Hopkins Hospital/Junior League of Baltimore/
James Lawrence Kernan Hospital/Keswick/Ladies of Charity/La­
fayette Square Community Center/Legal Aid Bureau/Levindale
Hebrew Home and Infirmary/Linwood Children's Center/Lutheran
Hospital of Maryland/Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland/
Lutheran Social Services of Maryland/Maryland Association for
Mental Health/Maryland Children's Aid SOCiety/Maryland Com­
mittee for Day Care of Children/Maryland Conference of Social
Welfare/Maryland Council of Churches/Maryland General Hospital/
Maryland Hospital Service/Maryland School for the Blind/Maryland
Society for Prevention of Blindness/Maryiand State Department of
Education/Maryland State Department of Employment Security/
Maryland State Department of Mental Hygiene, Crownsville , Rose­
wood, Spring Grove, and Springfield State Hospitals/Maryland State
Department of Parole and Probation/Maryland State Department of
Public Welfare/Maryland State Health Department/Maryland Tuber­
culosis Association/Maryland Workshop for the Blind/McKim Com­
munity Association/Mercy Hospital/Metropol itan Baltimore As­
sociation for Mental Health/Montrose School for Girls/National
Conference of Christians and Jews/National Council of Jewish
Women, Baltimore Section/National Foundation, Greater Baltimore
Chapter/National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter/
Pickersgill Aged Women's and Aged Men's Home/Prisoners Aid
Association of Maryland/Provident Hospital/St, Agnes Hospital/St,
Francis School for Special Education/St. Joseph's Hospital/St,
Vincent de Paul Society/St. Vincent Home/The Salvation Arm'
Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital/Sinai Hospital/South Baltimo
General Hospital/Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, Domestic RI
lations Division and Probation Department/Travelers Aid Society
Baltimore/Union Memorial Hospital/United Cerebral Palsy of Greater
Baltimore/U ,S,O, Council of Greater Baltimore/Veterans Administra­
tion Hospital. Fort Howard/Veterans Administration Hospital. Loch
Raven/Veterans Administration Regional Office/University Hospital/
Villa Maria/Woodbourne/Young Men's Christian Association of the
Greater Baltimore Area/Young Women's Christian Association ,

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