Executive Committee

Meeting of the Executive Committee, Geneva, 11 – 13 November 1954


Revision of Elections Procedure

The Executive Committee appointed a Commission composed of Mrs. Domanska (Polish Red Cross), Mr. Pesmazoglu (Greek Red Cross) and Mr. Starr (American Red Cross) to study the revision of the elections procedure, the increase in the number of Societies members of the Executive Committee, and the length of their term of office. This Commission will meet prior to the next session of the Executive Committee and will present the latter with the results of its work”.

Executive Committee

Meeting of the Executive Committee, Oslo, 22 May 1954

Among those present:

  • Mrs H. F. Croswick, Member of the National Council of the Australian Red Cross
  • Miss S. Vercamer, Chief of the General Secretariat of the Belgian Red Cross
  • Mme Li-Toh. Chuan, President of the Chinese Red Cross
  • Miss Kan Yu, Staff Member of Liaison Department of the Chinese Red Cross
  • Miss Chang Tsung-an, interpreter of the Chinese Red Cross
  • The Countess of Limerick, D.B.E. Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee of the British Red Cross
  • Miss E. Bark, O.B.E., International Relations and Relief Adviser of the British Red Cross
  • The Honorable Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Chairman of the Central Managing Body of the Indian Red Cross
  • Mrs. Harrriet Berg of the Norwegian Red Cross
  • Mrs. C. Nordenson, Vice-President of the Swedish Red Cross
  • Miss Mikalevskaja, Interpreter, Alliance of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the U.S.S.R.
  • Mrs. Dr. O. Milosovic, Secretary General of the Yugoslav Red Cross

Among Observers

  • Miss K. M. Ahlmann-Ohlson, Chief, International Relations of the Danish Red Cross
  • Mrs. T. Barry, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Irish Red Cross
  • Mrs. J. Winstone, New Zealand Red Cross

On the report from the Executive Committee to the Board of Governors since the meeting in Toronto:

“For its part, the League had sent several members of its staff on special missions. Dr. Z. Hantchef, Assistant to the Executive Secretary, had visited the Haitian Red Cross at its request, more especially to help it organize first-aid services, while Miss L. Petschnigg, Assistant Director of the Nursing Bureau, had organized instructors’ courses in home nursing in various countries, including Haiti …,”