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.
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
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.
Mrs. C.S. Roberts
I’ll second that notion made by Mrs. Roberts
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
Eastern Conference Mrs Collins
The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m. the delegates being entertained at tea, the guests of the Waterloo ladies
D E Zimmerman