Fonds - 1000 Islands Social Club Fonds

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1000 Islands Social Club Fonds

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21 cm of textual records.
46 photographs.

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The inaugural meeting of the 1000 Islands Social Club was held on February 11, 1974. At the second meeting, Feb. 25, 1974, it was decided that the name of the organization would be the 1000 Islands Social Club. Chief Officers elected at the February 11, 1974 meeting were:
President: Harold DeWolfe, and
Treasurer: Bill McCloy.
Elected at the February 25, 1974 meeting were:
1st Vice President: Joan Boucaud,
Secretary: Hazel DeWolfe,
Treasurer: Mable Elliott,
Membership: Rachel DeWolfe,
Publicity/Social: Edith Williams, and
Public Relations: Ed Andress assisted by Marg Marton.

Other members at large or later officers included:
Agnes Kahnt
Dot Westall
Ethel E. Johnston
Lillian Massey
Marilyn Haskins
Joyce Turner
Jean Massey

The mandate of the Club was to provide the opportunity for all club members to meet with their contemporaries for friendship, companionship, and an exchange of ideas on matters of interest to senior citizens; to further the interests and promote the health and welfare of senior citizens of Rockport and the surrounding area; to study and consider ways and means by which club members can best serve the community; and, to unite and be able to speak with one voice to governmental bodies at all levels for betterment of all senior citizens through the United Senior Citizens of Ontario. The Club was registered with the United Senior Citizens of Ontario as Club 1219. They received a New Horizons Grant from the Health and Welfare Canada, Social Services Programs Branch (Government of Canada) in 1974 to renovate the Rockport Recreation Hall as a community and meeting space.
They did a number of organized trips as a group and held various social events. They hosted the Lansdowne Seniors Club on occasion. An organized trip occurred in 2003 and there is no further evidence of club activities after this point.

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Fonds consists of the records of the 1000 Islands Social Club from their founding in 1974 to their dissolution. Records include Constitution, minutes, financial records, photographs, attendance records, membership lists, and newsletters pertaining to the creation and operation of the Club, renovation of the Rockport Recreational Hall and trips.
6 photos of Christmas party 12-18-96
6 photos of trip in 1999
3 photos of 30th anniversary
4 photos unknown
9 photos unknown 1992
11 photos of trip 6-20-92
Six printed copies of photos, Merrickville & Perth trip 2003
Various Thank You cards regarding condolences and get well wishes and donation receipts - 2.5 cm,
Two Attendance books – 1974-1979 - 1.5 cm
Records relating to New Horizons Programme and records relating to the Rockport Recreation Hall
Renovations – 2 cm
Administrative documents , Christmas dinner plans, clippings, correspondence, receipts, minutes,
agendas, dessert allocation lists (2), list of Fall Birthdays, programme from Ted Mack Amateur Hour
Talent show, – 2 cm
1991-2 Exec. & Members, Constitution – 1 cm
Founding Docs – 1 cm
1000 Islands Senior Citizens Newsletters, Vol. 1, No. 1 and No. 2 – 1cm
Two volumes of minutes 1979 – 1985 - 1 cm
Two volumes of financial accounts 1974 – 1988 - 1 cm
One Guest Book with signatures from the 30th Anniversary – 2 cm
One three-ring binder Scrap book with photos, memorabilia and Letters of Understanding, 5 cm

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<b>Accession Number: 2011-007</b>
Records were donated by Mrs. Joan Boucaud who held various positions in the organization. She received the records for safekeeping during the late 1990s from Agnes Khant who also held various positions in the organization.


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  • Coroplast box: E 0050