Alberta Mennonite Youth Organization

Identity area

Type of entity

Authorized form of name

Alberta Mennonite Youth Organization

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

History

The Alberta Mennonite Youth Organization (AMYO) was founded in 1944 as an auxiliary of the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (later Mennonite Church Alberta), with the motto "A United Mennonite Youth in Christ". The first following individuals made up the first executive: Abe Koop (chairman), David Janzen (secretary-treasurer), and D.P. Neufeld (member). Their activities focused on Youth Leader (newsletter, and later renamed Albera Mennonite Youth Organization Newsletter), summer vacation Bible school programming, a youth library, retreats, and a radio program. For a time in the mid 1960s, the AMYO was responsible for the provincial Song Festival (Sangerfest). Among the presidents of the AMYO were: Joe Neufeld (1953-1956), Henry Rempel (1957-1960), Walter Paetkau (1961-1962), Cornie Hildebrandt (1962-1963), Don Harder & Herb Janzen (1963-1964), Arnold Bergen (1965-1968), Rudy Janzen (1968-1969), Ed Dick (1969-1970), John Buhr (1971), Hartmut Janzen (1975). In 1976, the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta began to support the AMYO with a salaried youth worker, starting with Judy Harder.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places