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The Unbridled Spirit of Miss Rose Percy by Lori Santamaura The remarkable Miss Rose Percy and forever friend Yankee Doodle, along with Rose's treasures, stand before a Tiffany window backdrop depicting the theme of "ministry to the sick and wounded through sacrifice." Installed in the American Red Cross Washington, D.C. National Headquarters, these windows, dedicated in 1923, are reputedly the largest specimen of Tiffany windows remaining in a non-religious environment. Photo: Barbra Porter Photography In Peace as in War W ith rain glistening bright through majestic Garden Room windows at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel one Seattle morning, history was made that rang from sea to shining sea and reverberated around the world. On this glorious day - October 31, 2014 - Miss Rose Percy received the Clara Barton Award, American Red Cross' highest accolade for meritorious volunteer service. The Clara Barton Award recognizes selfless individuals who give generously of their time and talent, persevering in dedication to the Global Red Cross Network's humanitarian efforts. Clara Barton, a legendary figure among American 106 SPRING 2015 women and founder of the American Red Cross, whose vision was to turn compassion into action, championed these causes with respect, integrity and personal courage. She was not only an "angel of the battlefield" but a savior on the home front. Our own ever-helpful Miss Rose Percy served admirably, raising funds for the American Red Cross, first during its Sanitary Commission (Civil War) period and again through World War I, when her activities helped the Red Cross acquire much-needed ambulances before American involvement in the war. Rose was then displayed at the American Red Cross headquarters, where she resided for over eighty years with

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2015

From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
Conference Calendar
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members
UFDC Student/ Apprentice Judge Programs
UFDC Notice of Annual Meeting
A Dream Come True – UFDC’s 66th Annual Convention 2015
Fundraising Committee Report
Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Journey
Miss Flora McFlimsey Original Paper Doll
Fashionable Fair Females: Charitable Dress in Miniature
Artists in Wonderland – Featuring the Collection of Lynn Kublank
Out of Adversity
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit Shared Passions
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Many Faces of German Dolls
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Shared Passions 2014 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Shared Passions 2014 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Corinne’s Creation – A Doll’s Legacy
The Silent Witness Doll
The Unbridled Spirit of Miss Rose Percy
From Germany with Love – The Story of Annette Hermann
A Civil War Tea and Doll Exhibit
A Tradition of Caring
The Work of Your Hands
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Member-at-Large Form
Slate of Officers
Getting to Know Our Regional Directors
Doll-ers & Sense
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Spring 2015