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Title:
Rotary Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1914-2010

Physical Description:
7.4 m of textual records. -- 3410 photographs. -- 21 films

History:
The Rotary Club of Calgary, established in Calgary, Alberta in 1914, was Alberta's first men's voluntary service organization. There were 64 charter members. The first president was James S. Ryan and the first secretary was Douglas Howland. It is a local of Rotary International, and shares its objective of encouraging and fostering the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Over the years, the club has been involved in tree planting, war work, building and equipping city parks, sponsoring junior sports, old timers' picnics, Christmas pantomimes, and pre-Stampede barbecues, and a variety of other service activities. An important annual event is the President's Ball incorporating the Rotary Show. Harry Hays, Glen Peacock, Elmer Roper, Bill Henry, Reg Pierce, Jack Illsey, Vinny Jacques, Harold Allen, Don Telfer and Bill Young have all been prominent in the organization, holding various executive positions. For further information see Rotary Club of Calgary : 1914-1964 / Rotary Club of Calgary. -- Calgary : The Club, 1964; Manchester to Calgary South, 1955-2005 : Rotary Fellowship in Action / Peter Penner. -- Calgary : Rotary Club of Calgary South, 2004, p. 21-48; and Rotary in Calgary : Celebrating 100 Years / Fred Stenson. -- Cochrane : Kingsley Publishing, 2014.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, correspondence, project files, financial statements, membership applications and directories, newsletters, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and photographs of members and activities. Includes papers relaing to the affiliated Calgary Boys' Club, and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Rotary Club of Calgary, 1971-2012.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/rotary.cfm

Related:
Rotary Club president's records, 1958-1959, are in the Harry Hays fonds at Glenbow.

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1672, M-1700, M-5786, M-6220, M-6398, M-7088, M-7442, M-7841, M-9553, PA-2079, PB-355, PB-337, PB-397, PC-208, PD-149, PE-54, NA-2345, F-208, S-244

Title:
Rotary Partners of the Rotary Club of Calgary fonds

Date(s):
1950-1998

Physical Description:
90 cm of textual records

History:
The Rotary Anns, women's auxiliary to the Rotary Club of Calgary, Alberta was established in 1946. The aim of the club is identical to that of Rotary International, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Membership consists of all wives of the Rotary Club of Calgary and widows of deceased Rotarians. The club hosts a variety of social events. Its two major service activities have been mending and sewing for the Red Cross and staging parties for senior citizens. In 1994 the name of the group was changed to Rotary Partners.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, financial statements, correspondence, newsclippings, presidents' files, newsletters and membership lists.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of the Rotary Anns and Rotary Partners, 1984-2002.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/rotarywomen.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6902, M 8402, M 8854

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