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 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.
The file consists of the minute book of Union U.F.A. Local No. 139, including the membership roll (1919-1926), list of members holding receipt books (1934), cash book (1919-1926), minutes (1919-1926), and list of cash prizes awarded at picnic (1926). Minutes contain details for planning their U.F.A. picnics; some minutes are for joint meetings of the U.F.A. and U.F.W.A.
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 minute books, with membership and financial records, and one letter.
Namaka Farmers Union No. 122 had its organizational meeting on December 29, 1909 at Namaka, a district east of Calgary, Alberta. It was a Local of the United Farmers of Alberta and its name was later styled Namaka U.F.A. Local No. 122. It was engaged in cooperative buying of twine. It was still active in 1935.
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.
The fonds consists of the membership roll, cash book, and minute book of Union U.F.A. Local No. 139.
Union U.F.A. Local No. 139 was founded in 1919 in the Union School District near Vermilion, Alberta. A local unit of the United Farmers of Alberta, it contributed to community activities and organized collective buying of commodities such as twine, block salt, coal, and honey. It was still active in 1934.
The fonds had been in the possession of George Gow of Vermilion.