First general meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, June 1, 1932
Description
Creators
Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, Organizer of meeting
Zimmerman, Decima
, Secretary
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
Handwritten minutes of the first general meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 1, 1932. Dr. Frederick Clausen was the guest speaker. Includes names of newly appointed officers.
Notes
Minutes bound in a 23.5 cm x 19 cm dark green, hard cover notebook inscribed "Records". The words "Written minutes of annual meetings from May 1932 to October 16, 1943" are handwritten in ink on a piece of white paper taped to the cover.

The Women's Auxiliary of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary was organized in 1913 to stimulate interest in the programs and needs of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, especially in relation to the training of men and women committed to a Christian ministry.

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University, located in Waterloo, Ontario. It was established in 1911 as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, and changed to its current name in 1960.

Transcribed by Katherine Karpiak in 2013.
Date of Original
June 1, 1932
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U97_3.1
Collection
Women's Auxiliary of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary fonds
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
Text U97 Disc1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

Waterloo, Ont. June 1st 1932

First general meeting of the newly formed Seminary Auxiliary was held at St Johns Church, Waterloo on the afternoon of the above date.

Meeting was called to order at 3 p.m. by the President Mrs Clara Conrad. without about 125 delegates present. from the following places: Kitchener Preston, Hespler, New Dundee, Listowel Heidelburg, Hamilton, Chatham, Zurich Conestoga, Montreal, Elmwood, Wellesley Hanover, Elmira, St Jacobs, New Hamburg Welland, Linwood, Waterloo & Guelph

Mrs Conrad opened the meeting with prayer after which she called upon Dr Clausen, President of Waterloo College to address the meeting.

Dr Clausen gave a most inspiring address in which he spoke of the work of the college and asked each and all of us to lend our whole hearted support to the institution on the hill.

(Page 2)

The President of the Auxiliary extended to Dr Clausen our hearty thanks for being with us and giving us such a fine address.

We next turned to the business of the meeting.

The Constitution was read and discussed.

Secretary’s & Treasurer’s report were then read and adopted.

Reports from representatives of various auxiliaries and churches were then received and every report was most gratifying.

It was moved by Mrs Stertz seconded by Mrs Miller that we give Five Hundred Dollars to the Seminary & College Board. Carried.

Moved by Mrs Sohrt, seconded by Mrs Miller that the bedding and linen at the college be laundered and that the Treasurer be authorized to pay same. Carried.

Next followed a lengthy

(Page 3)

discussion regarding the advisability of our giving a donation toward a Girls’ Residence. After hearing discussion pro and con the following resolution was passed all but unanimously.

I would make the notion that the Executive of Woman’s Aux. be authorized to make a donation toward a girl’s residence when the Board of Governors deem it advisable to undertake such a residence.

(Magdalena Roberts

Mrs. C.S. Roberts

I’ll second that notion made by Mrs. Roberts

Mrs. Huehn

(Page 4)

The question of where and when to hold the future meetings was next discussed.

It was finally moved by Mrs Stertz seconded by Miss Veit that the meetings be held on the College Campus each year in July notice of such meeting to be forwarded each Society by the General Secretary. Each delegate or delegation to supply her or their own lunch. Carried.

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year, the President’s term not expiring until 1933.

Vice President Mrs Laura Hagey

Secretary Decima E Zimmerman

Treasurer Mrs Florence Hagen.

Conference Delegates –

Hanover Conference to be appointed

Hamilton “ “ “ “

Stratford “ Mrs Riehl Stratford

Kitchener “ Mrs Steinback

(Page 5)

Eastern Conference Mrs Collins

Westmount [?]

The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m. the delegates being entertained at tea, the guests of the Waterloo ladies

Respectfully submitted

D E Zimmerman

Secretary.

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First general meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, June 1, 1932


Handwritten minutes of the first general meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 1, 1932. Dr. Frederick Clausen was the guest speaker. Includes names of newly appointed officers.