1953-01-20 Page 10
Employees of U.G.G. Ltd. Honored
Six country agents were admitted to the Quarter Century Club of United Grain Growers Ltd. (Western Division) at a dinner held recently at the Palliser Hotel. Those completing 25 years of service with the company were: A. M. Baptie, agent at Erskine; P. W. Gatenby, Woodhouse; E. E. Smith, Connemara; F. E. Neid, Thorsby; S. Wardle, Penhold and E. McDonell of Elk Point.
A presentation was made to each new member by J. E. Brownlee, Q.C., president and general manager of the company.
IN ADDRESSING the gathering which included company directors and executive officers from Winnipeg, Mr. Brownlee spoke of the role played by the U.G.G. in the development of western agriculture since its formation in 1906. He paid tribute to Q.C.C. members for their loyal service over so long a period and pointed out that of some 1,200 employees 239 of the total staff of the company had qualified for Quarter Century Club membership. The average service of 239 members was 32 years, while the combined service was over 7,600 years.
C. M. Tyler, president of the Q.C.C., presided at the gathering which concluded with the election of W. F. Solomon as president for the ensuing year with J. N. Dawson vice-president. W. H. Herriot was elected secretary.
The board of directors had been meeting in Calgary and will proceed to the coast where they will attend the annual gathering of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2014-08-25