The file consists of PowerPoint notes for presentations: Unique challenges facing UFA (from the Board's perspective / Clarence Olthuis. - Unique challenges facing UFA (CEO's perspective) / Geoff Southwood.- Patronage dividends philosophy / Gerry Metz. The content and date suggest that the presentations were made for the Director/Delegate meetings.
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, and briefs of the Alberta Co-operative Union.
The Alberta Co-operative Union was formed in 1947 for the purpose of coordinating the activities of cooperative enterprises in Alberta; educating the public on the advantages of cooperative economic organization; and advocating for legislation supportive of the cooperative sector. It was affiliated with the Co-operative Union of Canada. In 1958 it suspended its activities. It was a predecessor of the Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association, which formed in 1959.
The records were retained by Doug Thornton, an employee of UFA Co-op and member of the Alberta Co-operative Union Board of Directors.
The file contains letters to Doug Thornton concerning arrangements for meetings and activities, and Norman Priestley's retirement; and circular letters concerning taxation, Co-operative Union of Canada 1956 congress, cooperative education, survey of members, and suspension of activities.
The file consists of reports by P.J. Ryan, Northern Representative of the Alberta Co-operative Union, on educational presentations made in various communities. Communities visited include Bonnyville, Dewberry, Evansburg, Marwayne, Rocky Mountain House, Waskatenau, and Wetaskiwin.
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.
The file includes documentation of the sale of manufacturing facilities and stock to Vicon Inc.: correspondence with creditors; letter of consent to the sale; Dun & Bradstreet report on Vicon; news releases; change of address notice; report to UFA Co-op by Treasurer G.A. Metz.
This file consists of a photocopy of the Proposed Terms Of An Agreement Between Maple leaf Petroleum Limited and United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited; correspondence between John P. Carleton of Mackimmie Matthews Barristers and Solicitors and Cameron M. Ross; and correspondence between John P. Carleton of Mackimmie Matthews Barristers and Solicitors and Gerry Metz regarding use of the words : Maple Leaf and UFA's use of the Maple Leaf/UFA logo.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Correspondence regarding the purchase of Maple Leaf Petroleum is in file 6 of this series.
File contains photographs from a dinner commemorating the 35th anniversary of Gerry Metz working at UFA Cooperative. The dinner took place at the Calgary Petroleum Club on August 23, 2002.
Mr. Metz joined UFA Cooperative in 1967 as a credit clerk. In 1971, he transferred to Financial Accounting, and was named Supervisor of Petroleum Accounting in 1975. In 1976, he was appointed to the position of Controller. In 1981, Metz was appointed Treasurer.
File contains photographs of the annual Summer Board Tour for 2003. Includes photographs of board members at the Sylvan Lake petroleum agency, The Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson, a gazebo on Sylvan Lake, and aboard the Miss Mermaid paddle wheeler on Sylvan Lake. Board members for 2003 were: Henry Konynenbelt, District 1; Robert Sharpe, District 2; Elgar Newsham, District 3 and 1st vice-chair; Michael Kueber, District 4; Wayne Latam, District 5; Clarence Olthuis, District 6 and Chairman of the Board; Debbie Adolphson, District 7; Lawrence Ference, District 8 and 2nd vice-chair, and; Clem Cloutier, District 9. Also present were: Geoff Southwood, President and CEO; Gerry Metz, Corporate Secretary; Dallas Thorsteinson, VP Farm Supply; Bob Goods, VP Petroleum, and; Rob Kellas Chief Information Officer.