Waterloo, June 21st 1939.
The eighth Annual Meeting of the Womens Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary was held on the afternoon of the above date at St John’s Parish Hall with 180 members present, representing Westmount, Quebec, Sault Ste Marie, Elmwood, Linwood, Listowel, Elmira, Hespeler Stratford, Guelph, Unionville, Sherwood, Hamilton (Trinity) Preston New Hamburg, Hanover, Sebastopol, [strikethrough] Hanover [strikethrough], Kitchener, St Mathews, St Peters, St Mark & St John Waterloo. We were sorry that there was no representation from Heidelberg, St Jacob, Conestoga, Guelph nor Hamilton (St Pauls).
The meeting was opened by prayer by Rev A.G. Jacobi. Rev Jacobi also
addressed the meeting on behalf of the Board of Governors. In his remarks he told us that the finances for the past year were not as good as the previous year and this, no doubt, was accounted for the by the Anniversary Appeal of the Synod for Church Extension. A deficit of $5000 was experienced and on this account the college was in rather dire straits. He asked that each congregation endeavor to make up their Seminary Apportionment. If this were done all the money worries would be over with.
The speaker also decried the fact that there are so few Lutheran students enroled at the college. There should be very many more taking up Higher education for the good of our church and he begged the women assembled to go to their homes and do their best to encourage their sons and daughters to attend Waterloo College. By so doing, that is by increasing the
enrolment more money would also come into the Treasury. Rev Jacobi on behalf of the Board of Governors thanked the Auxiliary for the financial assistance given them and asked that we continue in the good work.
The Secretary read the constitution after which the President addressed the meeting. In her remarks she asked that more churches organize an Independent Auxiliary – not work thru the Ladies Aid etc. However if it is impossible to have a separate organization we feel very grateful for the donations from the Ladies Aid or other Societies.
Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The Treasurer reported collections of [strikethrough] 995.62 [strikethrough] $1016.62 as opposed to 1047.24 last year – a decrease of $30.62.
Mrs Weppler and Miss Stockman were appointed Auditors
The question of scholarship was
next discussed. Since there was no Lutheran girl to qualify for our Scholarship it was handed to a worthy Lutheran boy Mr Wallace Mink of Elmwood.
Dr Clausen who was present arose and spoke for a few moments about the school scholarships and pointed out that our scholarship should really be increased to $100. After considerable discussion it was moved by Mrs Mosig seconded by Mrs Sturm that our scholarship be increased to $100 starting in the fall of 1939. Carried
The election of officers resulted as follows
President Mrs J. Conrad
Vice President Mrs WH Knauff
Secretary DE Zimmerman
Treasurer Mrs L Kalbfleisch
Stratford – Miss C Wilker
Hanover Mrs Stertz
Hamilton – Miss Erdman
Eastern Mrs Cronmiller
Kitchener – Mrs K Bornhold
Nova Scotia Mrs Hall
Northern Mrs Haak
The various local Auxiliaries reported how they raised their money.
Mrs Collins of Westmount was present & she spoke to the ladies and promised that she would go home and try to stir up a little more enthusiasm in her home church for our work.
Rev L. Irshick, a returned missionary on furlough from India, a graduate of Waterloo College brought greetings from India. He told us of the work of all the missionaries [strikethrough] to [strikethrough] support the schools that are attended by the children of the missionaries and asked the ladies present to remember their work by their prayers and gifts.
The meeting adjourned with the Lords prayer, after which a social hour was spent.