Work in N.R.C.
after the declaration of war, last spring, a course in First Aid was
the College under the auspices of the New Rochelle Chapter, Westchester
of the National Red Cross Society. The course, which had been started
the enterprise of the students, was given by Dr. Paul B. Fitz-Gerald.
Twenty-five students attended the lectures. Miss Elisabeth Brady ’18,
President of the Class and Miss Marie Kieran ’18, the Secretary.
the fall of 1917 an independent auxiliary was formed in the College. A
room in the Gymnasium Building
has been fitted up for the Red Cross, and here the work of making
dressing is carried on every morning and every afternoon, not only by
College students but by the New Rochelle
members of the Catholic Woman’s League. There are over one hundred
members in this auxiliary and the interest the girls took in the work,
having its foundation in patriotism, is due to a great extent to the
energy of Mother M. Loyola, Moderator of the Unit. Miss Helen Cogan
President and Miss Gertrude Fleming ’18, is Vice-President.
Christmas time one hundred comfort kits were fitted up by the students
set to the soldiers in camp.
proceeds from the mid-year play was turned over by “Props and Paint” to
Knights of Columbus War Fund.
course in Dietetics was opened at the beginning of the Second Semester,
this course is supplemented by lectures given by Mother M. Xavier,
It is needless to add that
knitted articles have been supplied during the year by the industrious
knitters—who comprise almost the entire college. So that N.R.C. is
trying to do
its share of the work that must be done at home, and neither will it
efforts till there is no more need for the things of war and till our
and energies can turn freely to pleasanter things.