Fonds Acc4816 - Hunter River Women's Institute fonds

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Hunter River Women's Institute fonds

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CA PCA Acc4816

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  • 1948-1977 (Creation)
    Hunter River Women's Institute

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.15 m of textual records

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Hunter River Women's Institute

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The Hunter River Women’s Institute was formed on 16 February 1948 in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island. Starting out as the Riverview Women’s Institute, the Institute changed their name to the Hunter River Women’s Institute on 2 June 1958 after learning that there was another of the same name. The first executive consisted of: Mrs. Cyril Smith, President; Mrs. James L. LePage, Vice President; Marion I. Gillis, Secretary-Treasurer; Lynetta Brown, Mrs. Clarence MacGuigan, and Mrs. Dan MacLeod, Directors; Mrs. James E. Andrews and Mrs. J. R. Murchison, Auditors; Mrs. Cyril Smith, Press Secretary; Mrs. Perry Boyle, Mrs. C. B. Matheson, and Mrs. J. I. Morrison, Convenors. Meeting on the first Monday of every month, the Institute focused its energy throughout the years on the local school and community and also supported the Red Cross, March of Dimes, Cancer Fund, Korean War effort, and local music festivals.

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North Shore Queens No.1 District Convention area

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The North Shore Queens No. 1 District Convention area included the Sterling, Bayview, St. Anne's Avonlea, Mayfield, St. Ignatius, New Glasgow, Anglo-Rustico, Rennie's Road, Wheatley River, Oyster Bed Bridge, and Ebenezer Women's Institutes. District Conventions were initiated on Prince Edward Island by the Cardigan Institute Branch in 1925 to bring together all the Women's Institute branches in the same general region on a regular basis. District Conventions were viewed as an "Institute Forum" where the various branches conferred on Institute problems and obtained new ideas and inspiration. District Conventions had fewer numbers in attendance than the Annual Conventions, which resulted in the former having a slightly more informal atmosphere and had varied and well planned programs and lectures from individuals in the agricultural, educational, and public health sector.

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This fonds consists of: minute books which include records of meetings, annual reports, and membership lists; a treasurer's book with information dating from 1959 to 1973 inclusive; financial information including annual financial statements, a 1954 annual report from the Executive Secretary, and a 1967 letter from the Department of National Revenue; and an Executive Meeting book for the North Shore Queens No.1 District Convention area of Prince Edward Island dating from 1957 to 1967.

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  • English

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Other Women’s Institutes records can be located through the Subject Index under the subject heading WOMEN’S INSTITUTES

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