The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors, crawler tractors, and self-propelled farm implements. Each sheet describes the specifications and features a lubrication diagram for a particular make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is loose-leaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1970 to 1980, with one sheet produced in 1985 indicating the UFA Co-op products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual. The binder was designed and produced by UFA Co-op.
The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors and self-propelled farm implements. Includes a sheet containing specifications and lubricating diagram for each make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is looseleaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1980 to 1985, and includes one sheet produced by UFA Co-op giving the names of its products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual.
The file consists of certificates presented to recognizing his completion of training seminars for sales and service of farm implements and machines; and certificates issued by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative recognizing ten years' service, completion of first aid and CPR training, and completion of the Feelings Customer Service Excellence Module.
John Lee, a sales representative specializing in farm implements and machinery, was an employee of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative from 1978 until 2004 or later. During the latter part of his career with UFA Co-op, he was based in the Calgary corporate office and worked as a Member Relations Representative.
The file includes: notes on planning workshops; lists of delegates, directors, committees, staff attending, guests; sketch map showing the meeting location; recommendations for future annual meetings; invitation to social evening.
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.
This series consists of publications of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., usually issued at the time of the Annual Meeting, containing reviews of the previous year's activities and financial transactions. In many years, more than one annual report was issued. Titles of the reports vary, and include Annual Report, Annual Review, and Board of Directors Report. The series includes audited financial statements which were issued separately in some years. The reports were issued for a fiscal year ending on July 31, until December 31, 1969, when accounting was switched to a calendar year basis.
The file includes: Report to Annual Meeting of Delegates, Febraury 19-20, 1982, Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the year ending October 31. 1981 / The Canadian Co-operative Implements Limited. Includes related news release, agenda, and notes [by Jim Johnson?].
The file includes draft agreements with governments and co-operative enterprises for refinancing of Co-op Implements; reports summarizing and analyzing the refinancing plan; related resolutions passed at the Co-op Implements Annual Meeting; comments by solicitors; correspondence; and notes by Jim Johnson or other UFA Co-op staff member.
The file includes the Annual Report of Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd.for 1983 and notice of meeting; agenda; notes (probably by Gerry Metz); and the notice of meeting, agenda, and minutes of the Series A and B Preference Share Holders' Meeting.
The file contains the annual report for 1984; financial statements for 1984; notice of meeting; agenda; notes (probably by Gerry Metz); and notice of meeting, agenda, and minutes of the Preference Shareholders' meeting.
Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd., also known by its trade names CCIL and Co-op Implements, was founded in 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, by representatives of most of the major agricultural producers' and consumers' co-ops of the Prairie provinces. In its first few years it was mainly involved in raising capital and recruiting members, and by 1944 it acquired a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Within a few years it was manufacturing a comprehensive line of farm implements, including tractors, combines, swathers, headers, balers, plows, cultivators, grain drills, and snow blowers. It also began to develop an extensive system of sales-and-service outlets called depots, and developed a sideline of trading in used farm machinery. In the 1970s it began to experience financial difficulties requiring refinancing from federal and provincial governments, co-ops, and credit unions. In 1985 it was forced to scale down the network of depots and sell the manufacturing rights to Vicon BV, a Dutch-owned multi-national farm implement manufacturer. The Co-op Implements brand name apparently continued to be used until 1990. The depot network ceased operating in the early 1990s and the Co-op was struck off the register of companies in 1997. United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., as one of the firms that contributed capital, participated in its Advisory Committee and its Annual Meetings. Usually UFA Co-op's Treasurer acted as its liaison.