— 1970-1991. — 4 cm of textual records.
The National Farmers Union is an organization made up of farm families who share common goals, a place for farmers to work together to find solutions for the issues that they face. The National Farmers Union Local #830 was formed in DeBolt and received its charter on July 23, 1970. Les Riding was elected President, with Gerry Gunby as Vice- President, Secretary Anne Enns and directors Art Dievert, John Doeksen and Stan Gerwatoski. The newly formed Local had a membership that exceeded 100 members. Meetings were held at the DeBolt Centennial Hall or sometimes at members’ homes. The organization needed to raise funds and found some success in hosting curling bonspiels. The Local also sent members to conventions and they in turn would arrive home with reports on all that was learned. The Local was active and took part in picketing, boycotting and letter writing campagins to have their voices heard. As membership declined the club disbanded in 1991.
Deposited in South Peace Regional Archives by Norman Dyck, who was the treasurer of the DeBolt Local of the National Farmers Union.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the records of the National Farmers Union, DeBolt Local 830, which received its charter on July 23, 1970. Records include the original charter, the first Minute Book from 1970-1976, financial records from 1971-1987, and the report for the 1978 District 1 Convention.
Table of Contents
|Series 566.02||Financial Records|
|Series 566.03||District One Convention|