Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1938
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 seventh annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 22, 1938. Dr. Clausen and Rev. Mehlenbacher 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 22, 1938
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 22nd 1938

The seventh Annual Meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary was held on the afternoon of the above date in St. John’s Parish Hall with more than 200 members present from Hanover, Hamilton, Guelph, Hespeler, Preston Conestoga, Tavistock, Hamburg, Kitchener Linwood, Listowel Hessen Strasse , Heidelberg & Waterloo

Meeting called to order by the President Mrs Creager read an appropriate scripture passage followed by a beautiful prayer of Thanksgiving for all the blessings which we as an organization have enjoyed

Dr Clausen then addressed us. He asked us all to continue in our interest in our church school even tho we have no son or daughter to attend the classes. Thru the boys and girls who attend this school we indirectly benefit from same. He told us that boys who enter the Lutheran Ministry require a higher education than any other ministers. Statistics show that

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the Lutheran Ministry has a larger percentage of highly educated men than any other religion. It is to be regretted that our young people have so little contact with our ministers; they really only meeting about once a week. The other five or six days in the week the boys & girls are left to the care of the public school teachers.

Dr Clausen asked us all to continue in our support of the College & Seminary.

The Secretary read the constitution

Minutes of the last Annual meeting were read and adopted.

The Treasurer reported collections of $1056.49 as opposed to $906.28 in 1937 an increase of $140.21

In the past year no Lutheran girl qualified for the Scholarship and in consequence the matter of giving the scholarship to a boy in event of no girl qualifying for same led to some considerable discussion. It was finally moved by Mrs Laumann

(Page 3)

seconded by Mrs Creager that if no girl qualifies for the scholarship then the scholarship be given to a boy. Carried

Moved by Mrs JM Laing seconded by Mrs R Kleinschmidt that we give to the Board of Governors $900.00

The President lamented the fact that we only have 7 separate and distinct auxiliaries, the other congregations working thrue their Ladies Aids and W.M.S. Societies. St Mathews Kitchener within the past year organized a separate auxiliary and they showed a considerable increase in their donation.

Almost every church or society showed an increase in their contributions

The St Mathews Auxiliary besides giving their cash donation also gave two beautiful quilts for use of the Seminary students.

Election of officers followed

President – Mrs J. Conrad for two years

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In the absence of Mrs Weppler, Mrs Mehlenbacher was appointed auditor along with Miss Allemang.

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Vice President Mrs WH. Knauff

Secretary DE Zimmerman

Treasurer Mrs L. Kalbfleisch

Conference Delegates

Stratford Miss Clara Wilker

Hamilton Miss Erdman

Kitchener Mrs Bornhold

Eastern Mrs Cronmiller

Nova Scotia Mrs Hall

Reference was made to the illness of Mrs Knauff. Everyone present hoped and prayed for her quick return to health.

Rev Mehlenbacher closed the meeting with a very appropriate prayer. This was followed by the Lords Prayer.

The members then retired to the basement of the Parish Hall where a delightful lunch was served.

While going about meeting the members from the various churches it was pleasing to hear them all say that they really looked forward from year to year to again return to this annual

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get-together. What more can we say for the success of these meetings

Respectfully submitted

DE. Zimmerman

Secretary

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Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1938


Handwritten minutes of the seventh annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 22, 1938. Dr. Clausen and Rev. Mehlenbacher were guest speakers. Includes names of elected officers.