Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1937
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 sixth annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo Colelge and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 23, 1937. Frederick Clausen and Rev. Geelhaar were guest speakers. Includes names of elected 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 23, 1937
Subject(s)
Local identifier
RG-23.2_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
Copyright Statement
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
RG-23.2 Disc2
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

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

Full Text

Waterloo, June 23rd 1937

The sixth Annual Meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary was held in the college gymnasium on the afternoon of the above date with about 235 members present, representing Morrisburg, Hanover, Stratford, Sebastopol New Hamburg, Heidelberg, Elmira, Hamilton Preston, Guelph, Hespeler, Kitchener and Waterloo.

Meeting was called to order at 3 pm by the President.

The Vice President Mrs Knauff read psalm 122 after which Dr Clausen offered a beautiful prayer.

This was followed by a most interesting talk by Dr Clausen who in his own inimitable way put before us what the College & Seminary should mean to us. One point which he particularly wished to emphasize and leave with us was that the College & Seminary is the Power House of our church . He also stressed the fact that

(Page 2)

in a church college like ours where we know that all the teachers and professors really believe in Jesus Christ that there is not the danger of the students being misled as is often the case in the larger Universities where religion is not taught on account of the differences in opinion of the many people who support these Universities.

The speaker appealed to the women of the Lutheran Church to be up and doing. Not to be satisfied to have their children to be just mere hewers of wood and stone but to look up to higher education. This apparently has been very sadly neglected as statistics showed.

We were advised not to grow weary in well doing and asked to continue our good work.

Rev Geelhaar spoke on behalf of the Board of Governors, bringing greetings and good wishes. He also spoke of the work of the Seminary

(Page 3)

and College but particularly emphasized the financial side. He gave us some most interesting figures.

The speaker referred to the Seminary Endowment Fund which was recently started thru a gift from the John Telger Estate and asked that the members when making their last Will and Testament remember the college too.

An appeal was also made for the youth of our church not only to become preachers but also leaders in all walks of life.

He left with us 3 things to do.

1. Pray for the members of the Board, the faculty and students

2. Exert influence in interesting students to attend the school of their church of which they are a part

3. Continuance of our support.

Letter of appreciation and thanks was read from Miss Elsa Christiansen who received the scholarship this year

(Page 4)

Next followed the reading of the Constitution

The minutes of the last Annual Meeting were read and adopted

Treasurer’s report followed and showed receipts of $906.28 as opposed to $779.77 in 1936. This was also adopted.

Then followed the disbursing of the funds on hand.

The scholarship money was again to be handed the bursar.

Moved by Mrs Reble seconded by Mrs Germann that we hand over to the Board as much money of the funds on hand as we possibly can. Carried

Officers were then elected.

President – Mrs J. Conrad, her time not having expired & therefore no election was necessary.

Vice President – Mrs Alberta Knauff

Secretary – DE Zimmerman

Treasurer Mrs Margaret Kalbfleisch

Auditors – Mrs Allemang & Mrs Weppler

(Page 5)

Conference Delegates:-

Stratford – Mrs. Turkheim

Hamilton – Miss Erdmann

Kitchener – Mrs K. Bornhold

Hanover – Mrs Stertz

Eastern – Miss Cronmiller

Nova Scotia – Mrs Hall.

It was moved and seconded that we give Mr Holtz a small gift for the extra work he has in connection with our meeting, the amount to be left to the Executive. Carried

The various representations gave short reports on the ways and means of gathering their annual contributions to the auxiliary.

The date for holding the Annual Meeting was again up for discussion and it was finally decided that we change the date to the second last Wednesday in June each year. Carried

The meeting closed with the Lords Prayer.

Tea was then served.

DE Zimmerman

Secy.

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Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1937


Handwritten minutes of the sixth annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo Colelge and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 23, 1937. Frederick Clausen and Rev. Geelhaar were guest speakers. Includes names of elected officers.