Fonds 028 Woking Willing Workers fonds

Woking Willing Workers fonds. — 1961-1999. — 23.5 cm of textual records. — 4 photographs. — 5 blueprints.

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Agency History

Partly as a result of the disbanding of the Legion Auxiliary, the Woking Willing Workers club was organized at a meeting November 23, 1956 at the home of Mrs. Erna Zahn. There were 26 members with Harriet Herrick, president and Ursula Delfs, secretary-treasurer. Mabel Tracy gave the club their name. The club has involved itself with adressing many needs of the community. As well as taking full responsibility for the operation of the hall and eventually construcing a new hall in 1983, they also facilitated the formation of the Woking and District Board of Trade which accomplished getting water and sewer installed into the hamlet. In the early 1990s, they planned and sponsored the building of a community playground. They have always been involved in supporting charitable groups such as the Red Cross. Woking School and Central Peace Hospital. Income to support the club has come from grants, hall rentals and catering to communityand private functions. One of their annual fundraisers has been a harvest supper. The WWW are still a fully functional group, ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary soon.

Custodial History

The records of the Woking Willing Workers were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Marjorie Ferguson in 2004 and 2005

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of legal documents fom 1975-1999, club minutes from 1961-1998, financial records from 1976-1997 (financial records from 1961-1976 are included with minutes), and correspondence from 1974-1997. It also includes documents related to fundraising for and the building and maintenance of the community hall from 1978-1999, the building of a playground, hall activities from 1976-1997, and records from the Woking and District Board of Trade.

Table of Contents

Series 028.01 Legal Documents
Series 028.02 Minutes
Series 028.03 Financial Records
Series 028.04 Correspondence
Series 028.05 Community Hall
Series 028.06 Playground Project
Series 028.07 Hall Activities
Series 028.08 Woking and District Board of Trade


Series 028.01 Legal Documents. — 1972-1999. — 3 cm cm of textual records, 1 blueprints.The series consists of Incorporation Annual Returns, yearly licences permitting the hall to occupy public land, certificates of title, agreemente with the I.D., offers to purchase and requests to subdivide lots, development permits, agreement to sell earth and a Public Health Inspector report on the hall as a food establishment.It also contains a license to operate the hall (1972), a fire inspection report and a copy of The Societies Act (1955). Also included is a blueprint of planned subdivisions of one end of WWW property.
Series 028.02 Minutes. — 1961-1999. — 6 cm cm of textual records.The series consists of minutes including some financial records from 1961-1999.
Series 028.03 Financial Records. — 1961-1999. — 4 cm cm of textual records.The series consists of financial statements and some general ledger accounts from 1976-1996, municipal and school taxation records from 1980-1994, insurance records from 1983-1995, lottery licenses from 1975-1997.
Series 028.04 Correspondence. — 1974-1997. — 2 cm cm of textual records.The series consists of correspondence concerning property ownership, hall use, fundraising, projects undertaken and charitable donations.
Series 028.05 Community Hall. — 1978-1999. — 3.5 cm cm of textual records, 4 photographs, 1 blueprints.The series consists of documents related to the hall construction and operation: project description, budgets and statement of accounts; applications for assistance, and records of receiving funds, estimates and major invioces. Also included is a blueprint of the floorplan and front view of the hall with proposed addition and 4 photographs of the hall kitchen and workers
Series 028.06 Playground Project. — 1982-1992. — 2 cm cm of textual records, 1 blueprints.The series consists of playground design proposal, requests for financial assistance and project budgets, notification of receipt of funds, financial staements, and information on equipment choices. Also included is one blueprint.
Series 028.07 Hall Activities. — 1976-1997. — 1 cm cm of textual records.The series consists of a summary of club/hall activities, a brief and school board minutes from a meeting concerning a proposed reduction of teaching staff in the school, records of money received for Alberta 75 anniversary celebrations, registrations, letters, program of events, newsarticles, and financial statement from WWW 25th anniversary event, news articles from the 40th anniversary, and a Heritage Day, 1981, report.
Series 028.08 Woking and District Board of Trade. — 1963-1980. — 2 cm cm of textual records, 2 blueprints.The series consists of records of a project to provide water and sewer service to the hamlet of Woking. Included is a minute book (1975-1978) including memberships and some financial information, correspondence with the Alberta Municipal Waterworks Assistance Program, the Department of the Environment and the engineering firm; plan details including cost estimates and 2 blueprints, copies of petition forms and lists of residents by lot number, a newspaper article showing the trench work underway, and correspondence inviting degnitaries to the official ribbon cutting in July, 1980.