Members of the Assistance League of Salt Lake City installed officers and introduced new active members and provisionals at a recent luncheon at Little America.
Kay Cash turned over the gavel to Emily Haffner, newly elected president.Other new officers are Carole Montmorency, vice president; Robin McCabe, vice president in charge of projects; Iris Guss, vice president in charge of ways and means; Carolyn Wallace, vice president in charge of membership; Virginia Cramer, recording secretary; Jo Janney, corresponding secretary; Alice Larkin, treasurer; Linda Jacobsen, assistant treasurer; Lee Anderson, arrangements; Sandra Denman, provisional chairman; Deanna Clark, public relations; Jean Wong, regional council representative and Evelyn Richards, alternative regional council representative.
New active members who have served their provisional year are Theda Bennett, Florence Christen-sen, Nancy Conver, Ruth Ellison, Ann Holyoak, Sheliah Jones, Carol Oliver, Dorothy Olsen, Arline Otto, Carol Romagosa, Sherrill Schein-blum, Marilyn Whitehead, Joan Wilde, Helen Dillard, Ingie Lignell, Dottie McChrystal and Beveral Porter.
New provisional members are Edna Taylor Anderson, Pat Blod-gett, Pat Button, Athena Cairo, Dena Cocorinis, Lee Ence, Shirley Hansen, Barbara Keener, Joan Matthews, Carol McCormick, Helen Olpin, Gloria Morrison, Kay Schubach, Neta Stewart, Mary Ann Stokes, Bente Trapp and Afton Zoumadakis.
Associates are Gay Hicks and Gertrude Howard.
The motto of the Assistance League of Salt Lake City is "to act as a friend at any time and all times to men, women and children in need of care, guidance and assistance, spiritually, materially and physically.
Assistance League provides a free blood pressure screening by certified personnal on the second Tuesday of each month at the ZCMI Center.
The Salt Lake group is involved in a variety of other philanthropic proj-ects. Among them are Operation School Bell - Clothe a Child. For this project, members assist upwards of 700 needy youngsters a year, providing new clothing.
Book Bank was the first project of the group, and to date over 20,000 books have been distributed to elementary schools in Granite and Salt Lake School District to help promote the enjoyment and appreciation of reading among young people.
During the year ahead, the Assistance League will be concentrating on a Senior Citizen Specialty Service.
The group also operates a thrift store, the Bargain Box, at 2060 E. 33rd South. Proceeds from sales at the store go to support the various philanthropic projects.