Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1943


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Creators:
Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, Organizer of meeting
Zimmerman, Decima
, Secretary
Musselman, Olive: Secretary
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
Handwritten minutes of the twelfth annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 16, 1943. Includes details about the Waterloo College Open House held on October 16, 1943, recorded by Olive Musselman.
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 16, 1943
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 Disc2
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75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

Waterloo, June 16th 1943

The twelfth annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary was held at St Johns Parish Hall with 125 members present. Representatives were in attendance from Conestoga, Bridgeport, Elmira, Preston Tavistock, Hanover, Listowel, New Hamburg St Marks, St Matthews, St Peters Kitchener and St John’s Waterloo.

This meeting was unique in that all were speakers were ladies.

Opening Devotions were in charge of Mrs A. Jacobi whose scripture lesson was taken from Romans 12 after which she offered a very suitable prayer.

Mrs Creager spoke to the assembly on “Christian Loyalty”. The speaker defined the name Christian and set

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before us a 4 fold standard which is required of all christians 1. Make larger use of our Bibles 2. “To be witnesses for Christ” by telling to others the precious values we have found in Christ. We can be real channels. 3. “Practice Christian Love” by showing a daily attitude that is kindly and helpful. 4. Christian Stewardship, an all inclusive attitude. We belong to God, all we have and are comes from God and he expects us to put our talents at his disposal. No talent is too small or insignificant to be overlooked. If you cannot be a Light House be a Tallow Candle said the speaker. Do we give enough time to Christ’s work and if we are real stewards we will give not only of our time but also our money. Don’t put off until tomorrow serve to-day.

Mrs Leupold of Maynooth, a graduate of Waterloo College told of the work of her husband and herself in their Parish at Maynooth and Pleasant Valley. She told of

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how the children of the parish travel for 3 hours and more by foot or on horse to attend the church school. Many of the children there have no schooling whatsoever and all they know is work. This is one phase of the work that they are trying to stress, that is to see that the children will learn the three R”s.

The President welcomed the members to meeting after which the Secretary read the constitution followed by the minutes of the last annual meeting. Cd.

A minute’s silence was observed in memory of Dr Clausen and members of our Auxiliary who in the past year were called out of Time into Eternity.

The Treasurer had a most gratifying report which showed an increase over 1942 receipts of $451.38. The report was adopted on motion of Mrs Lotz seconded by Mrs Conrad. Carried

The President have a report of what has been accomplished during the past year in regard to improvements at Waterloo College and told the members of our contemplated improvements for this year.

[written in ink in the margin]

2268.91

451.38

_______

2720.29

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A report was given by the President regarding the contemplated “Girls Dormitory” and in this connection Mrs Gillespie and Mrs Conrad were re elected as the representatives of the Auxiliary on the committee who are investigating the work, on motion of Mrs CH Doerr seconded by Mrs McIntosh Carried

Mrs E. Koehler and rs E.Reuel were appointed auditors.

The nominating Committee thru Mrs CH Musselman read the resignation of Mrs LH Kalbfleisch as Treasurer and Miss DE Zimmerman as Secretary and presented the following slate of officers which was accepted in its entirety.

Mrs C.S. Roberts being in the chair for the election of the officers

Hon. President Rev Roberts

Hon President for Life – Mrs J. Conrad

President – Mrs W Gillespie

1st Vice President – Mrs C.H Doerr

2nd Vice President – Mrs K. McIntosh

Secretary – Mrs CH Musselman

Treasurer Miss DE Zimmerman

Conference Delegates

Stratford – Miss Clara Wilker

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Kitchener – Miss Karl Bornhold

Hanover – Mrs Stertz

Northern – Mrs Tonner

Eastern – Mrs C Cronmiller

Hamilton – Mrs Reble

Nova Scotia – Mrs Hall

Mrs J. Conrad moved a vote of thanks to Mrs Kalbfleisch for the work she had done and time she has given to the work of the Auxiliary. The meeting gave her a hearty clap of hands. The nominating committee or Mrs Quehl, Mrs Meyer, Mrs Graber, Mrs W. Bitzer.

After the [strikethrough] saying [strikethrough] repeating of the Lords Prayer and the singing of the National Anthem the meeting adjourned to the basement for very light refreshments

Respectfully submitted

DE Zimmerman

Secretary

Oct. 16/43

-Open House- was held on Oct 16 at 3 P.M. About 150 guests came out in the down pour of rain to inspect our dormitories, kitchen, etc. Refreshments

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were served. The donations amounted to $16.00

Respectfully submitted

Olive Musselman

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Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1943


Handwritten minutes of the twelfth annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 16, 1943. Includes details about the Waterloo College Open House held on October 16, 1943, recorded by Olive Musselman.