Pythian Sisters White Temple #11 - - 1917 - 2000- 78cm of textual records. - - 439 photographs

The Pythian Sisters White Temple #11 began in 1916 with the encouragement from the Knights of Pythias # 48 who were founded in 1912. The Pythian Sisters abided by the Declaration of Principles which lauded the " sincere desire of promoting the moral, mental, social and physical elevation of its members; cultivating a spirit of Fraternal Love which shall permeate and control their daily lives, ministering in all ways to the wants of the sick, distressed or needy, watching at the bedside of the dying, paying the last sad tribute of love and respect to the dead, comforting and providing for the widow in her afflictions and daily exemplification of the Golden Rule in every possible way. " They worked together with the Knights of Pythias taking over the organizing and running of the Powell River Music Festival, 1946 through to 1987 and with the Knights of Pythias they supported Cerebral Palsy campaigns ,a Public Speaking contest and Cystic Fibrosis campaigns as inaugurated by the Supreme Temple. Due to lack of new initiates and aging members White Temple #11 became dormant in 2000.

The fonds consists of records of the Pythian Sisters. Includes legal papers, minutes, correspondence, , financial reports, committee records, membership, certificates, programmes, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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1. Series: - Legal
Legal - - no dates - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of the Declaration of Principles and Law Committee Recommendations and a Last Will and Testament .

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2. Series: - Minutes
Minutes - 1944 - 1993. - - 18 cm of textual records.

The series consists of minutes of the organization.

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3. Series: Correspondence
Correspondence - 1953-1988. - - 13cm of textual records.

The series consists of correspondence and includes letters pertaining to Temple #11, local organizations and to the wider provincial Pythian Sisters. A number of greeting cards is included.

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4. Financial Records
Financial Records. - 1956-1988. - - 18cm of textual records.

The series consists of financial reports and selected financial receipts, Includes disbursements upon the sale of the Powell River Pythian Hall and the folding of the Pythian Sisters in 2000.

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5. Reports
Reports: - - 1917 - 1987. - - 4cm of textual records.

The series consists of annual reports of a number of conventions

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6. Membership
Membership: - - 1917-1987. - - 4cm of textual records.

The series consists of membership books.

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7. Committees
Committees: - -1946-1992 - - 20 cm of textual records.

        Sub Series: 1 Music Festival. - - 1946 - - 1987. - - 15 cm of textual records.

The sub -series consists of legal docuements, minutes, correspondence, financial records, publications of the yearly music festival.

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        Sub-Series: 2 Cerebral Palsy. - - 1952-1988. - - 4 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of legal documents, correspondence, financial records, reports and publictions.

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        Sub-Series: 3 - Public Speaking Contest - - 1954-1956. - - .5cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of correspondence and a poster.

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        Sub-Series: 4 - Cystic Fibrosis. - - 1961. - - .5cm of textual records

The sub-series consists of a kit, from the Pythian Supreme Lodge, pertaining to raising money for cystic fibrosis.

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8. Certificates
Certificates. - - 1931-1992 [ not complete ]. 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of certificates pertaining the Credential of Grand Representative, twenty five membership for Muriel Lewis, Certificate of Past Chief for Alice Dunn, Lois Myers, Alice Robertson.

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9. Programmes
Programmes. - - 1941-1998. - - 4cm of textual records

The series consists of programmes of conventions held in Powell River and elsewhere.

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10. Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper Clippings. - - 1950 - 2000 . - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of newspaper clippings of both the Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters.

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11. Photographs.
Photographs: - 1950's - - 439 photographs

The series consists of photographs pertaining to the members of the Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters and the activities that they both participated in.

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Accession 2011.73

Fonds 201