At the HIAS board meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 1965, President Murray I. Gurfein gave a report on a recent LCBC meeting – a meeting of the Large City Budget Committee, part of the hierarchy of budgetary meetings arranged by the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) and held during their annual GA (General Assembly). It was an opportunity for representatives from Federations in large cities to discuss local budgets collectively. Because HIAS was considered a “national” organization, they would have had the opportunity to give a report to the Federation representatives, making their goals for the coming year known to fundraisers and people with financial responsibility from cities with large Jewish populations – and fundraising – around the country.
Notes for the report Gurfein gave at the HIAS board meeting on the recent LCBC presentation appear to have been distributed to the attendees. At least one unknown board member left a lasting, very dense and detailed doodle on his set of notes.