This series consists of minutes of Annual Meetings, the Board of Directors meetings, and the Executive Committee meetings. Includes annual addresses of President George Sayle (1971-1973). Includes minutes and documents of special meetings regarding the relationship between UFA Co-op and Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association (1947-1952). Includes a copy of the (unapproved) minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting.
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative. It was originally composed of 7 Directors, each representing a District and elected from among the Delegates representing the Sub-Districts of the UFA Co-op trading area. In 2008 the number of Directors was changed to 12, elected at large from among the Delegates. The Directors elect from among themselves an Executive Committee consisting of a President and two (originally one) Vice-Presidents.
The 1964-1973 minutes were accumulated by Director Andrew Silver and donated by Ken Hoppins.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
The Risk and Information Management Department of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative has a complete run of minutes of Annual Meetings, Board of Directors meetings, and Executive meetings.
The fonds consists of two letters and two agreements concerning the leasing and insuring of the Clover Bar Hall (1930-1932); the minute book of the Local, including membership records and financial records (1951-1973); sales and stock report of the Maple Leaf Petroleums agency in Bremner (1935-1936); membership list (1962); correspondence and financial records (1956-1975); and a topographical map of the Edmonton district annotated to show coal prospects (1926).
Clover Bar was a farming district in Strathcona County, just east of the city of Edmonton, Alberta. A local organization of the United Farmers of Alberta, Clover Bar U.F.A. Local No. 90, existed before 1915. East Clover Bar U.F.A Local No. 3 and Clover Bar U.F.W.A. Local No. 40 were the local organizations in 1930. By 1951 Clover Bar F.U.A. Local No. 608 was established. In 1970 it became the Clover Bar Unifarm Local 6208. Apparently it became inactive around 1975.
The fonds includes the club's minute book; correspondence; programs, bulletins and circulars from the Junior Branch of the United Farmers of Alberta; and collected publications.
The Consort Junior U.F.A., a club for young members of farm families in the district of Consort, Alberta, was active in the 1940s. Its secretaries during that period were Erdine Redel, Helen Redel, Shirley Redel, and Shirley Isaac. Upon the formation of the Farmers Union of Alberta in 1949, it became the Consort Junior F.U.A.
The fonds consists of the minute books of Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240, including financial and membership records, and miscellaneous receipts and handbills.
The Bently U.F.A. Local No. 240 was founded in 1919, in a district near Coronation, Alberta. By 1926 its name had changed to Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240. Throughout its history it had about 20 to 30 members. It was still active in 1949.
The fonds includes minute books of Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, 1918-1941, including financial and membership records. Includes a transcription of the 1918-1927 minute book produced in 2003. Includes the By-laws of the North Peace Purchasing Committee (ca. 1935).
The Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, located in the district of Kerndale near the village of Berwyn in the Peace River region of Alberta, was founded in 1918. It became inactive in 1941.
The fonds had been in the possession of Jim and Eileen Allan.
The file includes notes on nominations and elections of officers. The accompanying envelope is postmarked 1947. A second document consists of minutes of a meeting on July 2. It was found in the same folder as a letter dated April 1947.
This series includes minutes of meetings of the shareholders, Board, Co-operative Committee, and a conference of U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association. It also contains a directory of old U.F.A. Locals and Sub-Districts, which appointed delegates to the Association's annual conferences.
The file consists of a report of a meeting of the Executive bodies of U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association and Alberta Wholesale Co-operative Association (ACWA) to consider the possibility establishing a common wholesaling facility in Calgary (1947); memorandum of agreement between UFA Co-op and ACWA to allow tranfer of retail stores to ACWA (1950); minutes of a special meeting of Delegates of UFA Co-op to consider transfer of retail stores to ACWA (1951); minutes of a meeting of representatives of co-ops to consider re-financing of ACWA (1952).
File consists of a book with the Minutes of the U.F.W.A. Alumnae Association.
The United Farm Women of Alberta Alumnae Association was an organization of past executive officers of the United Farm Women of Alberta. The group met in conjunction with the annual convention of the U.F.W.A. Their objects were to maintain a traditional perspective and support the work of the contemporary Executive.
The fonds consists of a published pamphlet: A Cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district. - [Namao] : U.F.W.A. Local No. 61, 1936; and a collected pamphlet: The magpie menace / by Kerry Wood - Red Deer : K. Wood, c1949.
The Namao U.F.W.A. Local No. 61 was one of the earliest Locals of the United Farm Women of Alberta, located just north of Edmonton. In 1949, when the United Farm Women of Alberta became the Farm Women's Union of Alberta, the local organization became the Namao F.W.U.A.
The fonds contains the minute book (including cash book) of Notre Dame U.F.A. Local No. 716 (1922-1931), correspondence (1931), cash book of Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. (1933-1945), and minutes (including membership rolls) of Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. (1942-1945).
Notre Dame U.F.A. Local No. 716, a local unit of the United Farmers of Alberta, was founded around 1915. It met at Notre Dame School, located just northeast of Edmonton. It was still legally in existence but was inactive in 1966, the year U.F.A. Central Co-op disbanded. It sponsored a club for youth, Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. Local No. 108, from 1933 or earlier until 1945 or later.
The fonds was donated by Brenda Bass, daughter of Junior U.F.A. member Margaret McCrimmon and granddaughter of early U.F.A. member H. McCrimmon.
The file consists of lists of U.F.A. Locals photocopied from the 1915 and 1916 annual reports of the U.F.A.; list of old U.F.A. Locals (ca. 1960-1966) arranged by sub-district, with names and addresses of their secretaries; names and addresses of delegates and directors; and a printout (1965) listing the Locals in alphabetical order.
Locals of the U.F.A. were grouped into sub-districts which elected delegates. The delegates elected a director from each district of the U.F.A. They also attended the annual conference of the U.F.A Central Co-operative Association. This structure remained in place after the reorganization of the U.F.A. in 1948-1949, but ceased to exist upon the winding up of U.F.A. Central Co-op in 1966.
The fonds consists of the minute book used by the Onoway U.F.A. Local No. 131 (1924-1942) and Onoway F.U.A. Local No. 527, with membership list (1949-1950); the account book (1919-1935); journal (1926-1936); and cheque book (1933-1934).
Onoway U.F.A. Local No. 131 was organized in the 1910s. By 1919 it was pooling its members' economic resources by shipping livestock and purchasing bulk quantities of feed, coal, and twine. The Local apparently became inactive in 1942. In 1949 some former members organized the Onoway F.U.A. Local No. 527, a Local of the Farmers' Union of Alberta. This organization apparently became inactive in 1950.
The fonds consists of the minutes, membership records, and cash book of Sexsmith F.U.A. Local No. 135.
Sexsmith U.F.A. Local No. 204 was established early in the history of the United Farmers of Alberta, in the community of Sexsmith in the Peace River region of Alberta. It built a community hall sometime before 1929. In 1949, after the establishment of the Farmers' Union of Alberta, it became the Sexsmith F.U.A. Local No. 135. By 1956 the membership had dwindled, and the ability of the Local to sustain the community hall was in doubt.
The fonds consists of the 1928 Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, quarterly and annual financial statements, minutes of annual meetings (1926-1949) with lists of shareholders, share certificates issued to shareholders, agreements, and instructions to mailing room staff.
The official newspaper of the United Farmers of Alberta, The U.F.A., began publication in March 1922. W. Norman Smith was its editor. Initially publication was supervised by a committee of the United Farmers of Alberta, but in 1928 "The U.F.A." Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act of Alberta to allow the newspaper to operate with legal independence. The U.F.A. was renamed The United Farmer in 1934 and ceased publication in 1936. A subsequent publication of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Association, 1962-1985, was also titled The United Farmer. The officers of the United Farmers of Alberta generally were concurrently officers of The U.F.A. Limited. The company apparently wound up its affairs in 1949.
File consists of various pamphlets and reports with the titles: How To Organize And Carry On A Local Of The United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1919); Nine Years Of Achievement, The Best Promise of Good Government (1930); Politics and Economics From the Farmers' Standpoint in 1935; Some Facts - Important Information for Alberta Farmers, No. 11 (1935); Agriculture and the Post-War Years, an address delivered by J.E. Brownlee to the convention of United Farmers of Alberta (1946); Address Delivered to the 39th Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta by D.W. Clapperton (1948); Reports and Addresses to the Fortieth Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta (1948); Submission to the Alberta Postwar Reconstruction Committee by the United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1943); Report on Resolutions presented to the full Cabinet of the Government of Alberta on February 19th, 1945.