CONFERENCE OF DELEGATES. (Per.Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, February 21. The Young Women's Christian Association conference was opened at Diamond Harbour. Among the delegates present were—-Miss Helen F. Barnes, M.A., National Secretary, from Sydney, Miss Nina T. Brentnall, Student Secretary, Calcutta; Dr. Y. 0. Maddison, Honorary Medical Officer, Christchurch • anl about 25 others. The conference, which will last for 10 days, was opened in the drawing room of the accommodation house, Miss Barnes conducting the^ proceedings. After prayer and songs, Miss Barnes briefly addressed the gathering on the work of the conference at Auckland, when men and women of science gathered together, each bringing the fruit of his or her experience, each bringing his or her idea of the science of healing and curing, so that the ultimate outcome might be something that would benefit humanity. So the Y.W.C.A. workers gathered together and went, so to speak, into the laboratory of their work, to find how much better they might do it in future, to see where they might improve thier labours, enhance their results, spread the dominion of the Y.W.C.A. wider and yet more wide. Miss Brentnall also briefly addressed the gathering, outlining.what her talks on India would be concerning city work, Indian worlc proper, and work amongst the hill stations and students. Miss Lamont and Miss Kave gave similar outlines on studiesi which they would lecture on during the Conference.
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Y.W.C.A., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914
Y.W.C.A. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914
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