Fonds 027 East Glen Women’s Institute fonds

East Glen Women’s Institute fonds. — 1931 – 1934. — 1 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

East Glen Women’s Institute was formed for women in the Bezanson area on March 7, 1931, under a charter from the Alberta Chapter of Women’s Institutes. They met in the Community Hall the second Thursday each month.

The Women’s Institute is a world-wide organization, non-partisan and non-sectarian, which operates for the general good and welfare of society. The small East Glen group read discussion papers at each meeting, helped at community events and sent delegates to the Constituency Conventions. Their largest contribution was the care and beautification of Glen Leslie Cemetery, sponsoring an annual Public Decoration Day at Cemetery and planting trees and hedges around it.

While there is no disestablishment date available, both minutes and financial records cease in 1984. The last of the regular columns on the East Glen W.I. in the Daily Herald Tribune is the 1983 Annual Meeting.

Custodial History

Records were donated by Betty Weegar on behalf of Hazel Weegar, former member of the East Glen Women’s Institute.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of one minute book and one financial journal with the records of the club from its beginnings in 1931 to 1934, when the records cease, without a clear indication of the termination of the club.