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Beta Sigma Phi: Kappa Chapter Fonds

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Date Range
1962-1997
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19971056
Physical Description
19 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
P19971056018: Beta Sigma Phi Book of Ritual. P19971056019: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part I. P19971056020: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part II. P19971056021: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part III. P19971056022: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Book of …
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1962-1997
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Beta Sigma Phi: Kappa Chapter
Physical Description
19 cm of textual records
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Beta Sigma Phi International "In 1931, during the Great Depression, there was a need for an organization that could bring women together and expose them to a social, cultural and educational climate that was not available in those difficult times. Most important, there was a need for friendship and support from other women. Beta Sigma Phi was created out of this need. It did not take long before Beta Sigma Phis were helping others. Members worked together to raise $22 million in war bonds during World War II. The 1950s brought peace and prosperity to the world, and Beta Sigma Phi membership doubled. This era was filled with grand balls, elegant teas and the growing strength of sisterhood as thousands of women joined Beta Sigma Phi. As the times have changed, so has Beta Sigma Phi. The 1960s and 1970s found our organization less formal, but the ideals were the same. Now in the 21st Century, our over 165,000 members find the more we grow, the more valuable we become to our sisters and to our communities. The Beta Sigma Phi woman will continue to face challenges and cherish opportunities as she moves into the future. Typical chapters enjoy socials that range from informal gatherings to gala affairs that often include friends and family. Fascinating cultural programs offer insight into subjects that range from the arts to gardening to in-home businesses. Membership in our organization provides opportunities to contribute to your community, develop lifelong friendships, and polish leadership skills. Our members raise more than $3 million for local charities and donate over 200,0000 volunteer hours in an average year. Each chapter determines its own service projects and participation is always voluntary. Chapters have created their own International Funds that donate millions of dollars to health research groups, hunger projects, and other worthwhile causes. Members and their families can receive assistance through our International Loan, Scholarship and Disaster Funds ... Unlike a college sorority, our organization has members of all ages and educational backgrounds. Our sisterhood constantly redefines itself through the diversity and vitality of its members who share their ideas, talents and enthusiasm." [Source: Beta Sigma Phi International webpage, history section: http://www.betasigmaphi.org/history.php]MCA, Lethbridge Community College, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) and St. Michael's Health Centre. Beta Sigma Phi in Lethbridge Beta Sigma Phi was founded in Lethbridge 19 July 1945 in a ceremony held at the Marquis Hotel. Mrs. Esther Lewis, a traveling representative of Beta Sigma Phi International with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, read the pledge ritual to 22 women who formed the Kappa Chapter. As reported on page eight in The Lethbridge Herald of 19 July 1945, Mrs. Lewis "will read the pledge ritual for the initiation at a table with a large bowl of yellow roses flanked on either side with tall black candles." The number of members dropped to 10 by the time of the first 'Ritual of Jewels' ceremony. The organization remained at 10 members until 1949, when members from Kappa Chapter split to form Beta Chapter. On 3 October 1950 the first meeting of Beta Sigma Phi City Council was held. Another chapter, Tau, was created later as was Nu Phi Mu Junior Chapter. In Lethbridge, the members work their way up through various levels according to a planned program of the larger organization. The members meet in each others' homes twice monthly and take turns making educational presentations on a variety of topics: music, health, history, home, famous women and literature. The local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi have provided volunteer and/or financial support to organizations including Harbour House, Meals on wheels, Canadian Cancer Society, Arthritis Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Beta Sigma Phi also provides scholarships to Lethbridge College and the Kiwanis Music Festival. [Sources: The Lethbridge Herald, 19 July 1945, page 8 ; The Lethbridge Herald, 28 April 1996, page A4 ; file 20021004001]
Language
English
Scope and Content
P19971056018: Beta Sigma Phi Book of Ritual. P19971056019: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part I. P19971056020: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part II. P19971056021: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Meetings Etc. Part III. P19971056022: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Book of Beta Sigma Phi. P19971056023: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter "Beta Sigma Phi: an international women's organization". P19971056024: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Second Vice-President. P19971056025: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Financial Records 96/97. P19971056026: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Financial Statements/Receipts 97/98. P19971056027: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Financial Records 1962-1977. P19971056028: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Micro Floppy Disk. P19971056029: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter City Council Minutes June 1996-May 1997. P19971056030: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Minutes for Kappa 1996-1997. P19971056031: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Kappa 2321 Chapter Minutes 1994-1995. P19971056032: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Minutes for Kappa 97/98. P19971056033: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Instructions for Semi-annual Records Review. P19971056034: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Chapter Minutes 1995-96. P19971056035: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Pledge Training Kit. P19971056036: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Name Tags and Misc. P19971056037: Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Financial Records. P19971065038 Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Sonsheets copies, three sheets of negatives of Beta Sigmi Phi functions P19971056039 Beta Sigma Phi Kappa Chapter Scrapbook 1973 - 1981
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Accession No.
19971056
Collection
Archive
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Order of the Royal Purple, Lethbridge Lodge #32 fonds

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Date Range
1928-2008
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171064
Physical Description
1.5 textual records, over 1,000 photographic prints, 7 posters
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 ot…
Date Range
1928-2008
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Order of the Royal Purple, Lethbridge Lodge #32
Physical Description
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
Accession No.
20171064
Collection
Archive
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