year of the first meeting of the YMCA International Committee at Paris in 1855 (see Appendix 1).
The life of the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary, all down the years, has been fashioned by sound leadership as will be seen from the following list of Officers:
The Lady Irene, Countess o Eira, Lady Evans-Bevan Hrs. W. F. Cartwrigh The Hon. Mrs. J. H. Bruce Mrs. E. L. Hann Mrs. W. F. Cartwright Mrs. H. Wade Mrs. R. Rees Mrs. R. Clarke Mrs. B. Williams Lady Nicholas, J.P Miss Nora Nicholas J.P.Hon. Secretaries Mrs. Hebson (London) Mrs. Muriel Morgan Miss G. A. Pritchard Miss M. Cope Mrs. Dorothy Elliot Seager
Mrs. Elfed Jones Miss Dorine Evans Mrs. D. I. Davies
Miss Dorine Evans.
Miss Dorine Evans, who acted as Honorary Secretary to the Welsh National Women's Auxiliary for a number of years had a tremendous regard and enthusiasm for the work of the Movement. She began her YMCA service during the Second World War and quickly became an indispensable part of the Mobile Service to the Troops in Camps and on Gun Sites all over Wales. Miss Evans was absolutely first class in carrying out her duties at all times of the day or night and under all kinds of conditions. Her work will long be remembered by the serving men and women to whom she ministered so cheerfully.
After the war she continued this service by forming, with Mr. W. J. Pate, a number of Women's Auxiliary Groups in all parts of the Principality, thus laying the basis for a very successful support organisation to the YMCA.
Her great enthusiasm in peace time was to raise money for YMCA Work Overseas, both for H.M. Forces Centres and in under-developed parts of the world.
Following her death, a fund was set up in her honour and memory. It is called, naturally, the Dorine Evans Fund. From it, bursaries are awarded to young YMCA members of both sexes, who take part in YMCA Conferences in this country and abroad.
She will also be remembered for her many acts of personal generosity to YMCAs not least of which is the furnishing of the Board Room at Lord Aberdare House, in memory of her mother.