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Gyro Club of Calgary fonds


Physical Description:
1.23 m of textual records. -- 183 photographs

The Gyro Club of Calgary was organized in Calgary, Alberta in 1921 by Clarence H. Lougheed with the sponsorship of the Edmonton and Vancouver Clubs. It was the twenty-first club chartered by Gyro International. The purpose of the organization is to encourage discussion of commercial and civic issues and to provide a forum for friendship among members. The club organizes many social events for members as well as numerous community projects and fund raising efforts. Money raised by the club has gone to the Community Chest, Calgary Zoo, baby clinics, Colonel Belcher Hospital, Booth Memorial Home and the FollinsbeeCentre for Mentally Handicapped Children. The club is assisted by a women's auxiliary called the Gyrettes. Three members have become presidents of Gyro International, Clarence Lougheed, 1926-1927, A.H. Williams, 1936-1937, and R. Newport, 1976-1977.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes (1935-1991), financial records (1945-1988), subject files (1940-1991), newsletters (1949-1978), membership rosters (1925-1993), program for Gyro Club production, "Keep 'em Smiling " (1923), and photographs of members, past presidents, and activities (1940s-1992). Includes records related to District VIII clubs and conventions (1954-1992); and constitution, procedures manuals and promotional material of Gyro International (1948-1989).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Gyro Club of Calgary, 1993-2000, John Cummings, 1997, and Bob Walker, 2011.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8351, M-8734, PD-389, PB-833, PE-183

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