Rotary International is an international service organization that operates to bring
business and professional people together in order to provide humanitarian services to those peoples, and nations, in need around the world. The Rotary groups are non-political and non-sectarian, and each group is open to all people regardless of race, religion, color, creed, gender or political preference. Rotary International was formed in 1905, in order to better serve the community on a local to global level. Rotarian groups usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill the group’s principle of developing friendships and connections in their local area.
The Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise was formed in 2001, and meets on Thursday’s at 7 am at the Nord-Bridge Senior's Centre. The Club works to bring local business professionals together to get involved, and help, the local Lethbridge community. Their objective is to: “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.”
As part of the Sunrise club’s commitments to the local and global community, they aim to: “channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.” These Avenues of Service include: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service.
One of the global projects that the Lethbridge-Sunrise club became a part of was the Los Amigos Project in 2017. The group heard of the need for a variety of emergency vehicles in Mazatlan, Mexico. In collaboration with the Rotary Clubs in Grande Prairie, the Sunrise Club was able to drive down, and donate, three school buses and emergency supplies to Mazatlan, Mexico. A detailed account of the Los Amigos Project can be found in file 2019.1015/001.
Scope and Content
2019.1015/001: Rotary Club Los Amigos Project Story, 2017.
2019.1015/002: Miscellaneous Casino Records, including Casino License Applications, Facility and Services Agreements, Volunteer Registrations, etc., 2003-2010.
2019.1015/003: Administrative Records Part 1/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, Dawn Breaker Newsletter, etc., 2000-2001.
2019.1015/004: Administrative Records Part 2/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc., 2001.
2019.1015/005: Administrative Records Part 3/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Annual Reports, etc., 2002-2003.
2019.1015/006: Administrative Records Part 4/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Annual Reports, etc., 2003-2004.
2019.1015/007: Administrative Records Part 5/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Correspondences, etc. 2004-2005.
2019.1015/008: Administrative Records Part 6/10, Membership Records, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc. 2005-2006.
2019.1015/009: Administrative Records Part 7/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Rotary Motto, Promotional Statement, etc. 2006-2007.
2019.1015/010: Administrative Records Part 8/10, Semi-Annual Reports, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc. 2007-2008.
2019.1015/011: Administrative Records Part 9/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, New Member Applications, etc. 2008-2009.
2019.1015/012: Administrative Records Part 10/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, Semi-Annual Reports, etc. 2009-2010.
1.5 textual records, over 1,000 photographic prints, 7 posters
History / Biographical
The Order of Royal Purple was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1914. Several wives of the Elks created an informal group in 1913 to assist their husbands with benevolent, charitable and social work. In 1914, they became the recognized female auxiliary of the Elks of Canada. The objectives of the Order were to promote the principles of Justice, Charity, Sisterly Love and Fidelity, to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members or for other purposes. In addition, the Order was to quicken the spirit of women toward a pure and noble citizenship, to promote harmony and good fellowship, to relieve suffering whenever possible and to strive at all times to make “Life sweeter, women better, and the world happier.” The logo was a diamond with an elk head in the center, a clock pointing to 11 o’clock opposite a pansy and the word Canada on the banner. The pansy was the official flower of the Order.
The Royal Purple was a very secretive society. They required passwords for every meeting and National Conventions. The Password could only be changed by the Supreme Honored Royal Lady and the Lodges would be notified every 6 months of the password change. The colors of the Order were purple, white and gold. The tassels on their purple pill box hats represents the individual’s status. White tassel means lodge member, white and purple means Honored Royal Lady (or local president), gold for District Deputy, and purple for Supreme Honored Royal Lady (National Leader.) A non-member can be granted honorary memberships for their contributions to the Lodge. Meetings would begin and end with floor work. Each Lodge and District develop their own bylaws and Rules of Order. In 2014 the Supreme Executive of the Order of Royal Purple decided to secede from the Elks and start a new organization, the Canadian Royal Purple Society. Some locals, however, wished to remain with the Elks and these were integrated into the organization of the Elks of Canada as Royal Purple Elks Lodges.
Lethbridge Lodge No. 32 was instituted on April 27, 1928 by PSHRL Mattie Lane and 23 ladies were initiated into the Order. Teas, bake sales, craft sales, rummage sales, and bingos have been annual fundraising activities for the lodge. One of their larger projects was to supply an Audiology Unit (a brain stem evoked response audiometer) costing $40,000.00 for the Regional hospital. They also undertook to supply Lifeline Units to the Auxiliary Hospital. The ladies also supported the local Soup Kitchen, local Food Bank, Parents Place, Harbor House for abused women and children, Meals on Wheels, Keep in Touch as well as other charities. The Lodge was also a supporters of the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for children. They disbanded at the end of 2017.
Source: The Royal Purple of Canada: 1914-2007 and interview transcript with Ann Marie MacDonald conducted by the Galt Collections
For more information check out the interview with Ann Marie MacDonald and the donation of Wilma Wood Royal Purple Regalia Accession Number P20170007001
Scope and Content
001: 18 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1928-1954)
002: 16 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1955-1970)
003: 1 Notebook: Suspensions, absolute demits, expulsions and rejections (1930-1989)
004: 1 Notebook: Sunshine reports (1933-1963)
005: 1 Notebook: Inventory of regalia and other items owned by society, expenses, and insurance particulars (1933-1974)
006: 1 Visitor register notebook (1933-2015)
007: 1 Roll call notebook (1940-1950)
008: 1 Scrapbook with various correspondence oversize
009: Annual district agenda and notes
010: Annual district agenda and notes
011: Annual reports
012: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 23rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1947)
013: 1 Roll call notebook (1950-1958)
014: Per-capita tax & membership reports
015: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and donations oversized (1953-1959)
016: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and 154 photographs of various social events (1958-1962)
017: Directors minutes notebook (1959-1964)
018: Meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, and publicity manual
019: Roll call, donation requests, membership list, greeting card, Lethbridge Elk newsletters
020: Miscellaneous photographs; 33 negative strips, 41 individual negatives, 4 photographs of various social events
021: Directors minutes
022: 1 Notebook: Ladies receiving flowers (1963-1979)
023: Past Hon. Royal Ladies Association meeting minutes, member list, traveling gavel, newspaper cutouts
024: 13 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1971-1985)
025: 12 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1986-2012)
026: Travelling gavel log (1970-1983)
027: Publicity books, newspaper& newsletter cutouts, correspondence and 25 photographs of various social events
028: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 33rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1957)
029: Publicity chairman’s kit, newsletter & newspaper cutouts, biographies, and 2 photographs of members of the O.O.R.P.
030: 60th anniversary program, district deputy reports & authorizations, and roll call
031: Regular and executive meeting minutes
032: Regular meeting minutes
033: Regular meeting minutes
034: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 155 photographs of the various social events (1962-19670
035: 1 Scrapbook of the supreme convention oversized with 22 photographs of various social events (1965)
036: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 152 photographs of various social events (1967-1970)
037: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 139 photographs of various social events (1970-1971)
038: 1 Photo album 39 photographs of various social events (1974-1975)
039: 1 Photo album 170 photographs of various social events (1976-1980)
040: O.O.R.P bylaws, drills general information, procedures & floor work, special ceremonies, and statues (1988)
041: 1 Members register notebook (1981-1997)
042: 1 Tea book, expenses, agendas, and newspaper cutouts (1981-2000)
043: 1 Members register notebook (1973-1981)
044: Director’s minutes and roll call
045: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, correspondence, 12 strips of negatives and 94 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
046: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, meeting agenda, 4 strips of negatives and 54 photographs of various social events (1982-1983)
047: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, 28 strips of negatives and 100 photographs of various social events, and year end notes (1984-1985)
048: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, 22 strips of negatives and 107 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
049: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, fund raising information, meeting agenda, and 175 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
050: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, instructions for the historian, meeting dates, and 98 photographs of various social events (1988-1989)
051: O.O.R.P bylaws, annual reports, bingo constitution bylaws, correspondence, and contribution credits
052: Convention proceedings (1997-2000)
053: Charity resource booklet, annual report, newsletter, regular meeting minutes, and convention proceedings
054: Certificate of appreciation, newspaper cutouts, correspondence, constitution, newsletters, regular meeting minutes
055: Meeting minutes
056: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, meeting agenda, and 99 photographs & 1 collage of photographs of various social events (1992-1993)
057: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, post card, event program, and 148 photographs of various social events (1993-1994)
058: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, brochures, meeting agendas, charity donation lists, bingo license, fiscal budget, and 117 photographs of various social events (1995-1996)
059: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, invitation, biography, and 134 photographs of various social events (1996-1997)
060: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, year meetings, meeting agendas, event tickets, and 102 photographs of various social events (1997-1998)
061: Membership list, information material list, officer’s guide, constitution & bylaws, and procedures & drills
062: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, meeting agendas, church service pamphlet, historian module, and 135 photographs of various social events (2000-2008)
063: Constitution, procedures, and drills
064: Constitution, floor work books, and procedures
065: Meeting agendas, constitution, posters, application for membership, brochures, newsletter cutouts, business cards, bookmarks, notice of meeting cards, member records
066: 33 Photographs of various social events
067: Book- Royal Purple of Canada 1914- 2007, separated to library
068: 7 posters of anti-bullying campaigns oversized
069: Certificates and 27 photographs: group photographs at various social events, sponsored individuals, plaques that were not kept.
070: 1 Poster of Edition 1 Past Honored Royal Ladies
071: 1 Poster of Edition 2 Past Honored Royal Ladies
The declaration of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No. 9 was established on January 18, 1889. The first Catholic school opened on April 1, 1889 with 33 students in attendance. A second school opened in 1891 which was run by five Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 runs 13 schools in Lethbridge, Taber, Coaldale, Picture Butte and Pincher Creek. Students in the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools follow the curriculum of Alberta Learning within a Christ-centered environment.
Souce: Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 website; "Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No.9: The First One Hundred Years 1889-1989" by Bosco Baptista.
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989)
002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007)
003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994)
004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certificates oversize (1947-1975)
005-008: St. Basil School Scrapbooks (1905-1988)
009: 1990-1994 Photo Album 74 photographs of various Board events
010: 1970-1975 Photo Album 54 photographs of various school events at St. Basil School
011: 1958-1990 Photo Album 48 photographs of various Board events
012: 1999-2002 Photo Album 162 photographs of Teresa Grice retirement tea, and hanging of her portrait at St. Basil School
013: St. Joseph’s Coaldale School newspaper clippings (1992-1994)
014: Newspaper clippings (1981-1992)
015-016: 1990-1992 St. Paul School photo album 325 photographs of various school programs
017-019: 1992-1996 St. Paul School photo album 64 negatives and 328 photographs of various school programs
020: 51 Negatives and 52 photographs of Christmas Concerts and a letter by a Japanese student 1989-1994
021: 34 Photographs of a Halloween event and class photographs (1982-1983)
022: 66 Photographs of Christmas concert, education week, and field trips (1986-1987)
023: 80 Photographs of events from Halloween, Christmas and Our School Day (1988)
024: 178 Photographs of various school programs (1989)
025-026: 169 Photographs of various school programs (1990)
027: 75 Photographs of St. Paul School Classes and staff (1992-1994)
028: 76 Negatives and 87 photographs of St. Paul School staff party and various school events (1992-1996)
029: 62 photographs of St. Paul School classes and staff (1989-2000)
030: 381 Student identification cards (1976-1998)
031: Photographs of students (198-) add photos to 35mm sleeves
032: Photographs of students and staff of St. Paul School (1999) add photos to 35mm sleeves
033: 66 Photographs of St Basil School’s classes and staff, and booklet for Ukraine 100 years of Christianity (1972-2001)
034: List of teachers and 43 photographs of various school events (1914-2003)
035: 34 Negatives and 83 photographs of various school programs at various schools (1940-1955)
036: 79 Photographs of various school programs (1954-1960)
037: 105 Photographs of various school programs at St. Basil School (1960-1965)
038: Photographs and negatives of various programs at St. Basil School ()add photos to 35mm sleeves
039: Negatives of ()add photos to 35mm sleeves
040-041: 2 cassettes
042-043: 354 Slides of Outdoor Education programs (1973-1991)
044: 71 Slides of various school programs at St. Basil School (1973-198-)
045: 100 Slides of various school programs, classes and staff of St. Basil School, and 20 plaques of honor roll students (1940-1968)
046: 110 Photographs and negatives of St. Basil School, mass, CCH Drama Center/ old Board office, and (1978-1994) add photos to 35mm sleeves
047: 11 Photographs of three deconstructed posters showing the classes of 1986-1987 (13.5 X 19) and newspaper articles from a deconstructed poster (30 X 25) (1986-1994)
048: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and 9 photographs of student class pictures, events, and playing (1971-1996)
049: Newspaper clippings, photocopy of photographs of social events, and 91 photographs of students, staff, and Board members (1952-2000)
050: History of St. Paul’s School and information about Robert A. Kimmitt (1980-1987)
051: Portrait of Robert A. Kimmitt oversize (1972) (20 X 16)
052: Poster of staff and class photos at St.Paul’s School oversize (2001-2002) (24.5 X 16.5)
053: Poster with photographs of all honor roll students from the different Catholic schools with their names oversize (1961) (21.5 X 16)
054: Portrait of Emil Stephen (Steve) Vaselenak oversize (1932-1971) (20 X 16)
055: Portrait of Walter Jacob Ruff oversize (1971-1982) (20 X 16)
056: Portrait of Father Leonard Van Tighem (OMI) oversize (21.5 X 16.5) (1889-1890)
057: Portrait of John Aberle oversize (20 X 16) (1959-1988)
058: Portrait of Sister Gertrude Isabelle buss oversize (20 X 16) (1954-1971)
059: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Hockey Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946)
060: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Football Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946)
061: Enlarged photograph of a class from 1920 oversize (18 X 12) (1920)
062: Portrait of Teresa Diane Grice oversize (nee Berte) oversize (20 x 16) (1982-1971)
063: Students and staff photograph outside on a field oversize (13 X 10) (2000-2001)
064: St. Paul’s School oversize (14 X 7) (1954)
065: Photograph of students racing oversize (11 X 14) (195-)
066: Assumption School oversize (20 X 10) (1955)
067: Poster with picture of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School Board oversize (1947-1949) (18 X 17)
068: Portrait of Most Rev. Frederick Henry oversize (1998-2017) (20 X 16.5)
069: Photograph of Board members oversize (1993) (17 X 24)
070: St. Basil School staff photographs with names oversize (200-) (17 X 12)
071: Portrait of Hubert Pyne from Taber oversize (199-) (14 X 11)
072: Photograph of children at St. Patrick’s Church likely during first communion oversize (189-) (13 X 11)
073: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1955-1965) (13.5 X 18)
074: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1966) (13.5 X 18)
075: Photographs of Board members standing in front of St. Mary’s School oversize (1950-1952) (11 X 14)
076: Portrait of Robert Hagel oversize (197-) (8 X 10)
077: Portrait of Mr. O. Malo Chairman oversize (1957-1964) (10 X 13.5)
078: Portrait of Mr. J. Chomany, Chairman oversize (1955-1964) (10 X 13.5)
079: Photographs of Board members oversize (197-) (20 X 16)
080: Photographs of Board members oversize (198-) (20 X 16)
081: Laminated newspaper article oversize (1977) (15 X 23)
082: Sketch from Jill Quinn “The Other Author, Arthur” oversize (199-?) (9 X12)
083: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1993-1994) (19 x 36)
084: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1996-1997) (19 x 36)
085: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1995-1996) (23.5 x 36)
086: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1994-1995) (25 x 10)
087: St. Paul’s School students and staff photograph (2000-2001) (20 X 30)
088: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1990-1991) (23.5 x 36)
089: Public education works in Alberta Catholic Schools poster with photographs of students and staff oversize (1995) (31 X 28)
090: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1992-1993) (24 X 28)
091: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1988-1989) (26 X 27)
092: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1987-1988) (26 X 27)
093: St. Basil’s School class and staff photos oversize (1977-1978) (30 X 20)