The fonds consists of Bylaws (1961 and 1964 versions), prospectus (1960), annual reports (for 1959-1961, 1963, 1964), president's address (1960, 1961), financial reports (1960, 1961, 1966), notice of annual meeting (1965), and annual meeting minutes (1960, 1967).
Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) was formed in 1928 to provide services to local consumer co-ops in Saskatchewan. In 1944 it amalgamated with Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (founded 1934 in Regina) and in 1955 it amalgamated with Manitoba Co-operative Wholesale Ltd. A further amalgamation with Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association in 1961 resulted in an organization active in a territory from northwestern Ontario to British Columbia. In addition to its wholesaling, warehousing and marketing services to co-ops, it operated retail outlets, sawmills, a coal mine, a petroleum refinery, petroleum exploration properties, feed mills, a fertilizer plant, a chemicals complex, and Western Co-op College. It was headquartered in Saskatoon.
The items were collected by officers of UFA Co-op who attended annual meetings of Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
The file consists of materials for the thirty-first annual meeting of Federated Co-operatives Limited, which took place in Saskatoon on January 19, 1960. Records in this file include: annual report for 1959, prospectus, president's report, minutes.
The file consists of materials relating to the thirty-second annual meeting in Saskatoon on January 17, 1961. Records in this file include: annual report for 1960, financial report for 1960, president's address.
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 file consists of: progress report to Delegates (Sept. 1, 1950); call to Annual Meeting (Oct. 27, 1950); advice to Farm Supply agents to refuse payment by credit (March 1951); announcement of transfer of Retail Stores Division to Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association Ltd. (Mar. 1, 1951); invitation for patrons of the Calgary store to participate in a provisional advisory board (Mar.17, 1951); and letter sent to preferred shareholders accompanying dividend cheque (July 1, 1952). Letters were signed by Secretary Eileen Birch, Farm Supply Department Manager D.H. Smith, President Geo. E. Church, and Manager W.J. Hoppins.