Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1942
Women’s Auxiliary of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, Organizer of meeting
Zimmerman, Decima
, Secretary
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Handwritten minutes of the eleventh annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 17, 1942. Rev. Treusch and Rev. Roberts were guest speakers. Includes names of elected officers.
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 17, 1942
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Women's Auxiliary of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary fonds
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
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Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
RG-23.2 Disc3
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Agency street/mail address:

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

Full Text

Waterloo, June 17th 1942

The eleventh Annual Meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary was held on the above date at St Johns Parish Hall. Over 200 members attended representing the congregations at Conestoga, Bridgeport Elmira, Heidelberg, Erbsville, Preston, Hespeler, Guelph, Trinity Hamilton, Tavistock Milverton, Stratford, Hanover, Listowel, St Marks, St Mathews & St Peters Kitchener and St Johns Waterloo.

Meeting was opened by the singing of the National Anthem after which Rev Roberts had a Scripture Reading followed by a prayer.

Rev Treusch of Milverton, a

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graduate of Waterloo College was the Guest Speaker. In his remarks he pointed out to us the place that women at all times held in the work of the Lord. He stressed the fact that we all have experienced the love of God and that He has created an impression within us and if so there would follow the attendant expression of love which we can & do most often show by our work for the Lord. He commended the ladies for the work done in the past as he, as a former student, could speak from experience, and hoped that we would continue the good work.

Rev Roberts as chairman of the Board of Governors also commended the ladies on their work. He gave a short resume of the work done & gave a few high lights of the present financial situation of the college & Seminary. He also sent out a plea for new students especially young ladies since we all know that young men of college age

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are being utilized in the Service of Our Country.

Mrs Gillespie, our President, in her opening remarks mentioned the illness and confinement to the hospital of Dr Clausen the President of the College and Seminary. Reference was also made to the passing of one of our faithful members – Mrs Veit.

Mrs August Neudorfer, Missionary on Furlough next spoke briefly. She expressed her gratitude at being present and thanked all the members for having made her family feel so very welcome & stated that she always thought of Waterloo as her home.

The minutes of the last Annual and special Executive Meetings were read and adopted.

Letter of thanks was read from Jack Zimmerman of Milverton who was the winner of the Auxiliary scholarship.

For the members who had not

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attended previous meetings Mrs Gillespie gave a brief explanation of our Auxiliary Scholarship.

The Treasurer’s Report was the highlight of the meeting. Receipts were $2268.91 opposed to $1088.92 – an increase of $1179.99.

At this time the President gave a report of the contemplated improvements to the furnishings and interior of the college. The work will entail considerable expense but it is hoped that some money will be available to the Board. In this connection the following motion was adopted after having been moved by Mrs CH Doerr and seconded by Mrs J. Conrad “That we give to the Board of Governors all the money we can after taking care of our expenses in connection with the re decorating & refurnishing program.

Some Conference Delegates reported that various congregations had forwarded their donations direct to the Treasurer

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of Synod. On this account it was suggested that all congregations or Societies be advised to specifically ear mark their givings as “Women’s Auxiliary Waterloo College & Seminary” and thus assure the moneys getting into our hands.

Copy of a motion passed at a recent joint meeting of Seminary House Committee & Women’s Auxiliary was read. This dealt with the matter of investigating the possibility of securing a residence for the girl students. Mrs Gillespie and Mrs J Conrad were elected to represent the Auxiliary.

Mrs Veal and Mrs Dannecker were appointed the auditors.

Report of Nominating committee was then presented by Mrs K MacIntosh

Honorary Presidents Dr F Clausen and

Rev CS. Roberts

Honorary President for life Mrs J. Conrad

President Mrs W Gillespie

1st Vice “ Mrs CH Doerr

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2nd Vice President Mrs K McIntosh

Secretary Miss DE Zimmerman

Treasurer Mrs L Kalbfleisch

Conference Delegates

Stratford Miss Clara Wilker

Kitchener Mrs Karl Bornhold

Hanover Mrs Stertz

Northern Mrs E Heimrich

Eastern Mrs C Cronmiller

Hamilton Mrs Reble

Nova Scotia Mrs Hall

Nominating Committee, Mrs Sturm Mrs CH Musselman & Mrs K MacIntosh

On motion of Mrs Conrad seconded Mrs CH Doerr a motion was unanimously adopted whereby the Secretary was authorized to write a letter of regret over the illness of Dr Clausen & wishing him a speedy recovery. It was also decided to forward him flowers to day as well as a further floral tribute two weeks hence.

Meeting closed with the Lords prayer

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after which the members retired to the basement for refreshment

Respectfully submitted

DE Zimmerman

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Annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, 1942

Handwritten minutes of the eleventh annual meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waterloo College and Seminary, held in Waterloo, Ontario on June 17, 1942. Rev. Treusch and Rev. Roberts were guest speakers. Includes names of elected officers.