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Optimist Club of Calgary
New executive of Optimist Club, 1953
NA-5600-6237a

Optimist Club of Calgary fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Minutes. - 1939-2005
Series 2 President/Secretary Treasurer's correspondence. - 1958-2002
Series 3 Newletters. - 1961-1993
Series 4 Projects. - 1962-2001
Series 5 Financial. - 1962-2001
Series 6 Membership/rosters. - 1963-2001
Series 7 Affiliates. - 1971-2001
Series 8Photographs. - 1970
Series 9Scrapbooks. - 1967-1983
Series 10 Unprocessed records. - [1990s-2000s]

Inventory

Series1

Minutes. - 1939-2005

M-8817-1Board minutes. - 1939-1949. - Includes incorporation documents.
M-8817-2Board minutes. - 1962-1963. - Includes October 9, 1962, September 17, October 8, 1963.
M-8817-3Board minutes. - 1967-1969. - Includes July 27, September 12, September 19, December 12, 1967, January 29, February 12, March 25, May 2, June 13, July 30, September 23, October 21, November 25, 1968, January 11, February 22, March 31, June 19, July 22, October 27, November 11, 1969.
M-8817-4Board minutes. - 1970. - Includes January 5, January 26, March 31, April 28, May 25, June 6, September 14, October 26, November 30.
M-8817-5Board minutes. - 1973. - Includes June 25.
M-8817-6Board minutes. - 1976-1977. - Includes May 26, June 16, July 21, September 15, October 27, 1976, January 12, February 9, March 24, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, 1977.
M-8817-7Board minutes. - 1978-1980. - Includes January 30, February 27, March 27, April 17, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, 1978, March 26, April 30, May 28, 1979, February 25, March 24, May 29, 1980.
M-8817-8Board minutes. 1981-1982. - Includes February 2, March 2, March 16, April 6, May 11, May 25, June 22, September 21, October 26, November 30, 1981, February 22, March 15, March 22, April 19, April 26, May 31, June 28, August 30, September 27, October 18, November 22, 1982.
M-8817-9Board minutes. - 1983-1987. - Includes January 10, February 14, March 14, April 18, May 9, June 20, September 19, October 17, November 21, 1983, January 9, February 6, April 2, May 14, October 24, December 3, 1984, September 9, October 9, November 13, December 6, 1985, January 20, March 10, April 28, November 24, 1986, February 16, April 6, June 15, 1987.
M-8817-10Board minutes. - 1991-1992. - Includes September 25, 1991, January 22, 1992.
M-8817-11Board minutes. - 1993. - Includes February 12.
M-8817-12Board minutes and agendas. - 1996- 1998
M-8817-13Board minutes. - 2000-2001
M-8817-14Election of officers. - 1978-1981.
M-9160 Minutes and administrative records. - [ca. 1990s-2005]. - 30 cm of textual records. - Please note that these records are unprocessed. Please consult the archivist before requesting.
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Series 2

President/Secretary-Treasurers correspondence. - 1958-2002

M-8817-15Constitution and bylaws. - 1958- 1982.
M-8817-16President's file. - 1961
M-8817-17Circular to all clubs. - 1964.
M-8817-18Twin Club [Great Falls]. - 1970- 1977.
M-8817-19Order of Canada/George Tillisch. - 1972- 1978.
M-8817-20General correspondence. - 1976- 1978.
M-8817-21New clubs. - 1977-1979.
M-8817-22Salvation Army. - 1978-1979.
M-8817-23Stampeder Hotel. - 1979
M-8817-24John Pottruff. - 1980. - Clipping.
M-8817-25Miscellany. - 1978-1982.
M-8817-26Miscellany. - 1979-1981.
M-8817-27Miscellany. - 1981.
M-8817-28Miscellany. - 1981-1982.
M-8817-29Miscellany. - 1982-1983.
M-8817-30Miscellany. - 1989-1991.
M-8817-31Miscellany. - 1990-1991.
M-8817-32Miscellany. - 1991-1993.
M-8817-33Foothills Academy. - 1982.
M-8817-34General correspondence. - 1981- 1982.
M-8817-35General correspondence. - 1989- 1990.
M-8817-36General correspondence. - 1988- 1997
M-8817-37General correspondence. - 1998- 2002
M-8817-38Historical notes. - no date.
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Series 3

Newsletters. - 1961-1993

M-8817-39Optimessenger. - 1961. - Includes August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 11, October 2, November 20
M-8817-40Optimessenger. - 1966. - Includes July 18.
M-8817-41Optimessenger. - 1969. - Includes September 30, October 6, October 14, October 20, October 27, October 31, November 6, November 20, November 27, December 10, December 14, December 18.
M-8817-42Optimessenger. - 1970. - Includes January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, March 9, March 16, March 31, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 5, May 25, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 30, July 6, July 10, July 20, July 27, August 11, August 18, August 24, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 21, October 26, November 2, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.
M-8817-43Optimessenger. - 1971. - Includes January 4, January 11, January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 3, March 22, March 29, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 11, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 8, June 14, June 22, July 29, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 7.
M-8817-44Optimessenger. - 1972. - Includes January 10, January 17, January 23.
M-8817-45Optimessenger. - 1976. - Includes October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13.
M-8817-46Optimessenger. - 1977-1979. - Includes January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March, 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19, October 3, November 7, November 20, December 17, 1977, January 27, February 10, April 4, May, June, August, September, November 10, November 27, December 11, 1978, January 10, February, March 2, March 22, April, April 24, September, October, November, November 22, December, 1979.
M-8817-47Optimessenger. - 1980. - Includes November 28.
M-8817-48Optimessenger. - 1981-1982. - Includes February 16, March 15, September 11, September 25, November 12, December 10, 1981, March, April [2], August, 1982.
M-8817-49Optimessenger. - [ca. 1980- 1985]. - Information sheet
M-8817-50Optimessenger. - 1990-1991. - Includes June, September, December 13, 1990, February 12, 1991.
M-8817-51Optimist Update. - 1993. - Includes November.
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Series 4

Projects. - 1962-2001

  Projects - Fund raising
M-8817-52Candy sale. - 1973-1974.
M-8817-53Casino. - 1977.
M-8817-54Casino. - 1977-1978.
M-8817-55Casino. - 1978.
M-8817-56Casino. - 1978.
M-8817-57Casino. - 1978-1979.
M-8817-58Chinook Charity Bazaar. - 1981- 1982.
M-8817-59Chinook Charity Bazaar. - 1982.
M-8817-60Banana Sale. - 1980-1981
  Projects - Programs
M-8817-61University Scholarships. - 1963- 1981.
M-8817-62Optimist Student Assistance. - 1964- 1979.
M-8817-63Optimist Calgary Bantam Basketball Association. - 1970-1979.
M-8817-64Respect for law campaign. - 1971- 1979.
M-8817-65Respect for law campaign. - 1976- 1978.
M-8817-66Youth. - 1978-1980.
M-8817-67Overseas Book Centre. - 1980- 1981.
M-8817-68Shawnee Noon trip. - 1981.
M-8817-69Youth Appreciation Week. - 1962- 1967.
M-8817-70Youth Appreciation Week. - 1988.
M-8817-71Youth banquet. - 1988.
M-8817-72Calgary Jr. Rifle Safety/Marksmanship Program. - 1979-1981. - Trophies.
M-8817-73Calgary Jr. Rifle Safety/Marksmanship Program. - 1989.
M-8817-74'Just Say No' campaign. - 1989- 1990.
M-8817-75Oratorical contest. - 1991-1993
M-8817-76Activities report. - 1993-1997
M-8817-77Annual club review. - 2000-2001
M-8817-78Club visitation. - 2001
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Series 5

Financial. - 1962-2001

M-8817-79Consumer and corporate affairs. - 1977- 1989.
M-8817-80Dues ledger. - 1962-1977.
M-8817-81Dues ledger. - 1968-1981.
M-8817-82Dues ledger. - 1974-1984.
M-8817-83Dues record. - 1985.
M-8817-84Treasurer's reports. - 1969-1973.
M-8817-85Auditor's reports. - 1970-1975.
M-8817-86Auditor's reports. - 1976-1977.
M-8817-87Auditor's reports. - 1978-1981.
M-8817-88Auditor's reports. - 1979-1990.
M-8817-89Auditor's correspondence, etc. - 1984- 1988.
M-8817-90Auditor's reports. - 1987-1988.
M-8817-91Financial statement. - 1992
M-8817-92Financial. - 1988-1993
M-8817-93Financial. - 1992-1993.
M-8817-94Financial. - 1994-2001
M-8817-95Auditor's report. - 2001
M-8817-96General ledger. - 1958-1971
M-8817-97General ledger. - 1958-1972. - Optimist Welfare Association.
M-8817-98General ledger. - 1968-1981.
OversizeGeneral ledger. - 1981-1987.
M-8817-99Banking papers. - 1993-1999
M-8817-100Statements. - 1998. - Optimist Welfare Association
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Series 6

Membership/rosters. - 1963-2001

M-8817-101Membership forms. - 1963-1985.
M-8817-102Rosters, etc. - 1970-1999
M-8817-103Life memberships. - 1978-1981.
M-8817-104Information circular. - no date.
M-8817-105Officers. - 1981.
M-8817-106Roster adjustments. - 1973-1980.
M-8817-107Roster adjustments. - 1983-1987.
M-8817-108Roster adjustments. - 1989-1991.
M-8817-109Roster adjustments. - 2000-2001
M-8817-110Rosters. - 1981-1991
M-8817-111Memorials/life members. - 1992- 2000
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Series 7

Affiliates. - 1971-2001

  Affiliates - District. - 1976-2001
M-8817-112District circulars. - 1976-1979.
M-8817-113District circulars. - 1981-1982.
M-8817-114District circulars. - 1990-1994.
M-8817-115District circulars. - 1993-2001
M-8817-116District circulars. - 1994-2001
M-8817-117Airdrie club. - 1997-1998
M-8817-118District meetings. - 1978-1980.
M-8817-119Zone record sheet. - 2000-2001
M-8817-120New club progress report. - 2001
M-8817-121Officer elect report. - 2001
M-8817-122Alberta/Montana/Saskatchewan District Roster. - no date.
  Affiliates - International. - 1971- 2001
M-8817-123Optimist Hotline. - 1976-1979. - Includes November, 1976, January, February, March/April, April, August, October/November, December 15, 1977, January, February, March, April, May, June/July, August, September/October, 1978, May, June/July, December 12, 1979.
M-8817-124Optimist Hotline. - 1981. - Includes May, June/July.
M-8817-125Optimist Hotline. - 1980-1982. - Includes January 1980, November, December 15, 1981, January, February, March, April, May, June/July, August/ September, 1982.
M-8817-126Optimist Hotline. - 1989-1992. - Includes December 1989, January, February, April, May, June, August, October, December, 1990, May, July, Fall, December, 1991, March, 1992.
M-8817-127Hotline [awards]. - 1996-1998. - Includes December 1996, December 1997, December 1998
M-8817-128Hotline [leadership]. - 1998- 2001. - Includes April, June, August, October, December, 1998, February, April, June, August, 1999, fall 2000, winter, summer, 2001.
M-8817-129ST Update. - 1995-1996. - Includes October 1995, February, May, 1996.
M-8817-130Optimist. - 1971. - Includes May.
M-8817-131Optimist. - 1978. - Includes March, April, May, June/July, August,
M-8817-132Optimist. - 1979. - Includes April, May, June/July, August, October.
M-8817-133Optimist. - 1980.
M-8817-134Optimist. - 1981. - Includes May, October.
M-8817-135Optimist. - 1982. - Includes February, May, June, July/August, September, October,
M-8817-136Optimist. - 1986. - Includes March.
M-8817-137Optimist. - 1988. - Includes November.
M-8817-138Optimist. - 1991. - Includes March.
M-8817-139Optimist. - 1993. - Includes January, February, November.
M-8817-140Optimist. - 1994. - Includes June/July, August.
  Affiliates - Opti-Mrs. Club of Calgary. - n.d.
M-8817-141Opti-Mrs. Club of Calgary. - no date. - Includes constitution and clipping.
  Affiliates - Optimist Club of North Calgary. - 1979
M-8817-142Minutes. - 1979. - Includes May 1
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Series 8

Photographs. - 1970

PA-3553-1 Christmas party. - ca. 1970.
PA-3553-2 Ceremony. - no date. - Attended Mayor Duerr.
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Series 9

Scrapbooks. - 1967-1983

M-8817-os boxScrapbook. - 1967-1968.
M-8817-os box40th Anniversary scrapbook. - 1978- 1979.
M-8817-os boxScrapbook. - 1982-1983.

Series 10

Unprocessed records. - 1976-2000s. - This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9160 Calgary Club administration and operational records. - [1990s-2000s]. - 30 cm of textual records [accession 2006.050]
M-9355 Scrapbooks of Calgary Club. - 1976-1978 and 2002-2007; and High River Optimist Club papers. - 1999-2006. - 1 m of textual records [accession 2009.015]
M-9356 Opti-Mrs. Club of Calgary minutes, correspondence, etc. - [ca. 1970s-1990s]. - 12.5 cm of textual records [accession 2009.017]
M-9631 Additional administrative and operational records. -- [ca. 1990s-2000s]. -- 1 m of textual records and other material [accession 2013.095]
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