Charity Gala Program - CGT French Line - 22 February 1931
Front Cover, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129d46beb1
Program of the Charity Fete to be held on board the SS Ile de France for the benefit of the Several Benevolent Institutions of which the CGT French Line is a patron.
The Central Lifeboat Society
Central Lifeboat Society, Painting by Jean Droit, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129e52eba1
The object of this society, founded in j865, recognized as a work of public utility is to help mariners shipwrecked on the French coast, to propagate the necessary know edge for saving ships in distress and to study the causes of marine casualties and the necessary measures for their prevention.
With this object in view, it has created and now maintains lifeboat stations at all the useful points along the coast, assuring their upkeep and the supply of crews. At points where a lifeboat cannot be installed, other simple apparatus are provided.
It dispenses awards to those who have distinguished themselves by acts of courage and heroism on the sea, and renders assistance to their dependents in the case of need.
The Central Lifeboat Society maintains 109 lifeboat stations, 2 8 of which are fitted with powerful motor lifeboats, 72 Rocket signal and alarm gun stations, for lifelines, 3 5o stations fitted with lifeline throwing guns and other apparatus.
Since its foundation up to the jst of January 1928 182S ships in distress have been helped by the Society, and 21.087 l*ves were saved.
With the exception of small official grants the sole resources of the society consist of benevolent contributions.
For this reason it makes a special appeal for public support. The extension of its services depends entirely upon increased contributions.
The Society for aid to Families of French Shipwrecked Mariners
The Society for Aid to Families of French Shipwrecked Mariners, Painting by Jean Droit, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129e68a30f
This Society founded in Paris in 1879, by Mr. Alfred de Courcy, under the auspices of the Assureurs Maritimes Français, has as its object the assistance of the necessitous widows, children and dependents of French sailors, who as members of the crews of French ships, fishing vessels, pilot-boats, or others, have lost their lives at sea through ship wreck or accident.
Assistance is given immediately through the Administrateurs de la Marine, either upon their request, or as soon as notice of a shipwreck is lodged with the Society.
The Society also controls at Pluvignier (Morbihan) the Notre-Dame-des-Pins Orphanage, where the orphans of shipwrecked sailors are received and looked after without charge until they are twenty one.
During the year 1927, the Society distributed: Fc$ 732,751 in money to widows an orphans, for the purchase of clothing, cradles, and layettes, and for the upkeep of the Notre-Dame-des- Pins Orphanage.
SS Ile de France, J. Blancard, Commander
Gala Concert Master of Ceremonies: Ernest d'Amato
Sunday, 22 February 1931
At 9.30 P. M. in the GRAND SALON
The beloved Clown
His Novelty Entertainment Show
Pagliacci (Orchestra) LEONCAVALLO
TOTO and his Auto A Time... A Place... A Baby
TOTO as the Mechanical Doll
ADLER and BRADFORD Creators of sensational ADAGIO
THE ROBBINS TRIO
A Whirl... A Twirl... A Girl
Allocution by Joseph E. GILBERT
COLLECTION taken up by Mr. W. MAAS and Mis. Natacha RAMBOVA
TOTO assisted by Ernest d’AMATO
Dancing Under the direction of Mr. M. BONNETY
The Marine Welfare Society
The Marine Welfare Society, Painting by Jean Droit, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129e86f035
Newfoundland, Iceland, and North Sea Hospital Ship Society
The Société des Œuvres de Mer, founded in 1894, is chiefly concerned with furnishing medical, moral and religious help to sailors of French and other nationalities. It is specially concerned with the welfare of deep sea fishermen in the North Sea Iceland and around Newfoundland.
With these objects in view, it equips, every year, a hospital ship, the steamer Saint e-Jeanne- d’Arc, which cruises over the fishing areas, answers calls from fishing boats provides all necessary help, and devotes its attention entirely to their needs. A doctor and a chaplain are always in attendance on the Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc.
The Society also maintains « sailors homes at St-Pierre-Miquelon, and in Iceland : comfortable clubs for the sailors where they are always sure of finding a warm welcome and repose.
Thanks to its vessels the Society has, since its inauguration, been the means of placing 1991 sailors in hospital aggregating 27.388 days of treatment. It has given 10.676 consultations, received or distributed 934.000 letters and rescued from shipwreck 420 souls.
The “Transatlantique" Maternity Fund
The “Transatlantique" Maternity Fund, Painting by Jean Droit, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129eecee88
The “ TRANSATLANTIQUE LAYETTE '* was founded in 1913 with the object of helping those mothers-to-be whose husbands have been in the service of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique for at Jeast six months, both shore and sea-going staffs.
The “TRANSATLANTIQUE LAYETTE” provides medical attention and a layette for the baby. As well as giving material help, it also sets out to look after the general welfare and happiness of the mother, keeping up her courage and giving the new born enfant a fair start in life.
Ladies visiting committees, in the four principal embarkation ports of the Company, Havre, Saint- Nazaire, Bordeaux and Marseilles, keep in personal touch with the families of the Company's employees, and adjust the grants paid accordingly.
During the year 1917, amongst other things, 536 layettes were distributed.
An Iceland fisherman.
... And all the hours of the day passed, one after another, and all the hours of the evening, and all the hours of the night, and all the hours of the morning. As she counted the days when he ought to have been back, a wild terror seized upon her. She did not want any more to know either the dates or the names of the days.
Charity Gala Concert Announcement, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129f1e65ccs
Gala Concert Program, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129f2e5844
Proverb by an Icelandic Fisherman, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129f576ae6
Back Cover, CGT French Line SS Ile de Frence Charity Gala Concert, 22 February 1931. GGA Image ID # 129fa7051f