Past Chairpersons Part 1

GFS has been blessed with outstanding Presidents (called Chairmen from 1959). Each had special gifts which were used to enrich the life of the Society. Mrs Elizabeth Riley and Mrs Ethel Burt have already been described in the chapter ‘They Built Strong Foundations’.
 
They were followed by:
  • Mrs Margaret Moore (1940-1948)
    Mrs Moore, the daughter of our first President, occupied many of the positions filled by her Mother, including that of President of G FS and the Mothers’ Union. She was a warm hearted, caring and tireless worker for others and involved GFS in many types of outreach within the Church and community.
  • Mrs Gertrude Thompson (1948-1950)
    Mrs Thompson had been involved with the Society for many years as an Associate before she became President and had a deep understanding of the needs of the position. She held office during the years when the ‘New Look’ GFS came into being and the Society began its great surge forward. She was a dignified but very approachable President and took a very active part in all that was going on.
  • Mrs Mary Knight (1951-1957)
    Mrs Knight was the widow of a former Bishop of Bunbury and was President during a time of great progress for the Society. Through her great gifts she led members and leaders in growth in their spiritual lives and in loving service and dedication through G FS. She played an important part in Leader Training sessions and was always ready to encourage and uplift leaders.
Apologies but we are unable to source photographs of these ladies.

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