As President, Stewart was involved in several projects under the Society. Stewart liaised between the Society and the Friends of the Deaf in the Building Sub-committee to develop the property at Balmoral Road. Stewart was present at the opening ceremony of the new Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre on 6 December 1958 and made a speech.
Stewart also set up a Society Welfare Fund. The purpose of this fund was to visit any sick or ailing member at their home or in hospital and supply them with comforts such as fruit, cigarettes and magazines. The fund was also used for marriage presentations. Members paid-in sixpence per month.