Fonds 196 Ladies Auxiliary to the Sexsmith Legion Branch 60

Ladies Auxiliary to the Sexsmith Legion Branch 60. — 1949-1997. — 16 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

A meeting was held on February 6, 1950 with the Sexsmith Legion Branch #60 to organize a Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion. Eleven ladies were present. Jack Thorpe chaired the meeting and Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson was elected president, Mrs. Gertha Cameron, first vice-president, Mrs. Melanie Brown, second vice-president, Mrs. Marion Brown, secretary, Mrs. Irene Thorpe, treasurer, and Mrs. June Peterson, Escort. There were seventeen charter members and meetings were held once a month. Activities over the seventeen years of the group’s life included raffles, whist drives, bingos, bake sales and banquets, donations to the Polio fund and to the Edmonton Home for Ex-Servicemen’s Children, work bees to scrub and polish the Memorial Center or to pack parcels for servicemen overseas, and treating themselves to a Chinese supper at the Nu Palace café. Lots of good companionship accompanied plenty of hard work.

Custodial History

The records of the Sexsmith Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Branch #60 were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Margaret Gummer in 2005.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the history of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Sexsmith Legion Branch 60, minutes and membership records, orginal membership applications, financial records and publications sent to the group from their provincial organization, the Alberta-N.W.T. Command.



Table of Contents

Series 196.01 History
Series 196.02 Minutes and Membership
Series 196.03 Financial Records
Series 196.04 Associated Organizations
Series 196.01 History. — 1950-1997.The series consists of a written summary of the history of the organization including names of the charter members and members added to 1959.
Series 196.02 Minutes and Membership. — 1950-1996. — 9 cm of textual records.The series consists of minutes and membership records from 1950-1997, minutes and attendance from zone meetings, 1960-1963, and original individual membership application forms.
Series 196.03 Financial Records. — 1950-1997. — 6 cm of textual records.The series consists of the financial records, receipts and dispursements, from 1950-1997
Series 196.04 Associated Organizations. — 1949-1993.The series consists of ritual and procedure booklets, by-laws, and convention reports of the Alberta-N.W.T. Command, and a “Golden Memories” booklet commemorating the Alberta-N.W.T. Command’s 50th anniversary.
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