Thomas J. Brown, Calhoun industrialist and civic leader, was elected president of the Community Chest of Gordon County at the mid-year meeting of the board of directors, held Friday afternoon at the city hall.
Other officers named to serve during the 1959-60 campaign year are Bill Sprink, vice president; Mrs. R. D. Self, secretary; Atkins Henderson, treasurer. Mr. Sprink, president during 1958-59, also becomes a ex-ficio member of the board of governors.
One of the founders of Gordon County united fund organization, Mr. Brown has served on the board of directors and on the campaign staff since 1955. He was co-chairman of Major Gifts division in 1957.
Eight new members were named to board of directors to fill expiring terms. They are Mrs. Burton J. Bell, Jack Holland, J. W. Evans of Ranger, H. T. Jones, J. H. Boston Jr., Bill Sprink, Tom Banks David and Frank Cooper.
Other members of the board of directors include Mrs. Gene Lacey, Tom Brown, Harry Powers, Marvin Taylor, W. R. Norton, Mrs. Betty Hegwood, Mrs. O. C. Langford, Ed Lacey, John Hughes and R. D. Self.
Financial report submitted by Treasurer Atkins Henderson showed that the total payments amounting to $16,374.25 have been made on the United Fund during the current fiscal year to meet the allocated budget requirements of 14 participating agencies.
Agencies represented during the last campaign were the Empty Stocking Fund, the Y. M. C. A. for the Hi-Y groups, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the Mental Health Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Family Welfare Fund, Special Child Welfare, the Salvation Army, the Social Hygiene Association, United Seaman’s Service, the Blinded Veterans Association and Travelers Aid.
In a preliminary discussion of plans for the fall fund-raising campaign, the directors considered suggestions for the formation of a year-round “bucket-of-the-month” plan for the employees of local industrial and business firms.