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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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Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20001004000
Physical Description
22 Colour photographs
Scope and Content
001-005 Various views of the Alberta Terminal Elevator on Crowsnest Trail 1999 006—009 Unveiling signs marking mine sites Labour Day 1999; 006 Professor James Tagg University of Lethbridge. Location by Galt #* Mine. Members of the Historical Society in attendance, 007 Left to right: Ernie Snowden L…
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Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Irma Dogterom
Physical Description
22 Colour photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Irma Dogterom is a local historian, community activist, author of several books and a long-time active member of the Lethbridge Historical Society. Mrs. Dogterom was born in Raymond, Alberta, and moved to Lethbridge a few years later. She attended Westminster School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. She was employed by A.E. Cross Studio as photographic lab assistant. She married Jacob Dogterom in 1950. After the four children reached school age, Mrs. Dogterom started working as secretary and library technician at a country school. In 1968 she transferred to Galbraith School as Library Clerk and later to Paterson School. During the summer break, Mrs. Dogterom volunteered at the Galt Museum. After her retirement in 1989, Irma Dogterom dedicated her time to local history research. She helped compile a district local history (Maclean School and Wilson/White School area). In the early 1990s, she took the job of Secretary and Newsletter editor of the Lethbridge Historical Society. As a member of the LHS executive she was involved in preparation of several historical publications and the Newsletter. She is the author of "Where Was It: A Guide to Early Lethbridge Buildings". Irma Dogterom spearheaded the initiative to recognize the contribution of women in the city, which resulted in the Legacy Ridge Project.
Scope and Content
001-005 Various views of the Alberta Terminal Elevator on Crowsnest Trail 1999 006—009 Unveiling signs marking mine sites Labour Day 1999; 006 Professor James Tagg University of Lethbridge. Location by Galt #* Mine. Members of the Historical Society in attendance, 007 Left to right: Ernie Snowden LHS, Julius Peta miner, Willie Plomp Fraternel Order of Eagles and unknown person. 010 – 015 Mine site signs 1999 016 - 022 Coutts, Alberta Railway Station moving to new location east of Stirling. The building is owned by the Great Canadian Plains Railway Society
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Public Access
Accession No.
20001004000
Collection
Archive
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Golden Mile Dancers - scrapbook album

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Date Range
1972-1990
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171123
Physical Description
12 cm of photographs, news clippings, descriptions, regulations, and letters.
Scope and Content
20171123/001 - Part 1- Golden Mile Dancers regulations, policies, descriptions, songs, news related stories, and 43 photographs. 1972-1986. 20171123/002 – Part 2 – Holiday cards, elementary drawings, and 63 photographs. 1978- 1987. 20171123/003 – Part 3 – News articles featuring the Golden Mile D…
Date Range
1972-1990
Description Level
Item
Creator
Golden Mile Dancers
Physical Description
12 cm of photographs, news clippings, descriptions, regulations, and letters.
History / Biographical
The “Golden Mile Dancers” were a group of senior’s, who ranged from 65 to 90 years of age and loved to dance for their own enjoyment and the entertainment of others. The group formed between 1971 and 1972. Before their complete formation, they were known as the “Hi Neighbour Club.” However, when the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO) moved to the Southminster United Church basement, the group changed their name to the “Golden Mile Oldtime Dancers.” Originally, the name change was spurred in order to secure a finical grant. As they danced out of the Golden Mile Center, the choice of Golden Mile Oldtime Dancers was truly fitting. Although they received the financial grant, the dancers collectively took to bake sales and janitorial work around the Golden Mile Center to secure future funding. The name was officially changed to the Golden Mile Dancers when the LSCO moved to its present location. The group was well structured, having a set of rules for the president, treasury, and dancers. These guidelines were to remain essential as the dancers highly valued equality among all members. In addition to performing at elderly homes, lodges and public functions, the club sought to promote friendship between the LSCO and other senior groups. For numerous years, they performed at the Canada Day Celebrations in Lethbridge, Whoop-Up Days, Heritage Days, Fort Whoop-Up and the Ag Expo. Michael Pisko, a member of the Golden Mile Dancers, is known for designing the Downtown LA logo. The Golden Mile Dancers also performed in the United States of America. They were widely known throughout the communities of Cut Bank, Shelby, and Billings, Montana. The club danced for nearly 30 years. They disbanded in 2000 due to loss of members and failing health.
Custodial History
Donated by Virginia Birss
Scope and Content
20171123/001 - Part 1- Golden Mile Dancers regulations, policies, descriptions, songs, news related stories, and 43 photographs. 1972-1986. 20171123/002 – Part 2 – Holiday cards, elementary drawings, and 63 photographs. 1978- 1987. 20171123/003 – Part 3 – News articles featuring the Golden Mile Dancers, Michael Pisko, membership, obituaries, and 45 photographs. 1982 – 1990.
Accession No.
20171123
Collection
Archive
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