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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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Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19971056
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
23 November 1968 and 26 August 1975
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
20021018000
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
20021018001 Certificate number 11840 presented to Anna Wishneski for completion of 25 years service with the T. Eaton Company. 23 November 1968 20021018002 Poster made from a Lethbridge Herald advertisement with the photographs of all of the T. Eaton Co. employees in Lethbridge. All of their names …
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
23 November 1968 and 26 August 1975
Creator
T. Eaton Company Limited
Physical Description
2 items
Physical Condition
Very Good
History / Biographical
Anna Wishneski was born in Bellevue, Alberta on 25 October 1917. She was one of six children of Wilhamine and August Wishneski. Her brothers and sisters included: Elizabeth (married name Rushton), Frieda, Martha (married name Cronie), Alfred and William. Miss Wishneski started work at the T. Eaton Company Limited in Lethbridge in November 1943. Beginning in toy department, she transferred to the hardware department and, in 1945, to the cash office. Miss Wishneski also worked in the company's wages office for a time. Miss Wishneski retired from Eaton's in 1979 after 36 years of service. Miss Wishneski's hobbies included crocheting and embroidery. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and travelled to the Holy Land. Anna Wishneski died in Lethbridge on 2 February 2007, at age 84. She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. [Source: The Lethbridge Herald, 27 November 1968, page 24; The Lethbridge Herald, 5 February 2007, page 19]
Language
English
Scope and Content
20021018001 Certificate number 11840 presented to Anna Wishneski for completion of 25 years service with the T. Eaton Company. 23 November 1968 20021018002 Poster made from a Lethbridge Herald advertisement with the photographs of all of the T. Eaton Co. employees in Lethbridge. All of their names have been handwritten onto the poster. 26 August 1975
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20021018000
Collection
Archive
Less detail