Fonds - Mt. Ida Ladies' Aid and Valley Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, B.C. fonds

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Mt. Ida Ladies' Aid and Valley Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, B.C. fonds

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  • 1913-1937 (Creation)
    Mt. Ida Ladies' Aid and Valley Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, B.C.
    Salmon Arm
  • 1913-1937 (Creation)
    Mt. Ida Ladies' Aid and Valley Methodist Church, Salmon Arm, B.C.
    Salmon Arm

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6.5 cm textual records

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The fonds are the church records for Mt. Methodist Church, commonly known as the Valley Church constructed in 1911 at the corner of Foothill and Donnelly Road. The church was moved to Haney Heritage Village in 1988.

The church records are a financial accounting of church collections beginning in 1913 and ending in 1937. Included in the financial book are five handwritten pages of minutes establishing a “League” that met in the Valley Church beginning June 2, 1915.

The first League officials were:
President: Mrs. Rich
Mr. Gunn, 1st Vice President
Miss Scales, Second Vice President, Missionary
Miss Rich 3rd Vice President, Social
Mr. McGregor, 4th Vice President, Citizenship
Laura Raby, Secretary and Corresponding
F.M. McGregor, Treasurer

A list of the members of the League included 23 members. The group appears to be social as they purchased a football, a tennis set, held gatherings, and had speakers on the “Christian Endeavour”, Missionary addresses, and the “Orientals in our midst.”

A second activity documented in the collection is the meeting to organize a Ladies Aid Society associated with the Valley Church. The meeting was held at Mrs. F. McGregor’s residence on January 16, 1919. Rev. J.D. Hobden presided. The motion to organize was moved by Mrs. Rich and seconded by Mrs. Raby.

The following officers were elected:
President Mrs. W.P. Rich
Vice President Mrs. J. Raby
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A. Smith

The Ladies Aid minutes span from 1919 to 1922, recording the meetings held in various members’ homes and the Valley Church. After devotionals and Bible readings, items discussed were bake sales, needlework sales, and teas, a garden party at the Raby home, selling subscriptions to the “Christian Guardian”, organizing a caretaker for the church, raising funds for church work: painting the Valley Church, landscaping and planting of trees on church property, purchasing hymn books, renovations to the church, building a wire fence around the church property, purchasing a mop for the church, and arranging for the grounds around the church to be plowed and disked. Special speakers, such as Mrs. R.K. Scales, presented on the W.M.S. Convention (Women’s Missionary Service).

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The fonds consists of two series of minutes and financial records.

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