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Fonds AM718 - Rotary Club of Vancouver fonds

59th Vancouver Rotary Squadron in field behind YMCA

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Rotary Club of Vancouver fonds

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  • 1913-1989 (Creation)
    Rotary Club of Vancouver

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  • 2.42 m of textual records
  • ca. 310 photographs

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The Rotary Club of Vancouver was organized in 1913, in affiliation with the International Association. It was a businessmen's service organization, with men from various professions joining to raise funds for community projects. Early efforts of the Vancouver Rotary Club were directed at tuberculosis relief, and in 1917 it was decided to establish the Rotary Institute for Diseases of the Chest. Funds were also spent on educational projects, emergency relief, boys' clubs, and occupational rehabilitation. In 1925, the Rotary Club staged its first Ice Carnival for fund raising, and these ice shows have continued to 1980 with the Ice Capades.

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The fonds consists of records documenting the organization and activities of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. It has been arranged into the following series: Board of Directors' meetings minutes (1914-1970); Luncheon meetings minutes (1913-1970); Financial statements (1913-1970); Annual reports of committees (1924-1955); Ice Show committee reports (1925-1976); Ice Show programs (1923-1980); Administrative records (1913-1980); Publications and programs (1913-1989); Newsclippings and historian's notes (1922-1971); and Photographs (1913-1969).

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Presented by the Rotary Club of Vancouver in 1980 and by Edward D. McRae in 1983-1990.


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