The Capricorn Group was established as the junior auxiliary of the Women's Auxiliary in January 1971. The purpose of the group was to provide new ideas for fundraising and service. Initially the group acted as hostess for the residents' Mazel Tov nights and helped the Women's Auxiliary with its annual Auxilorama fundraising event. Its activities expanded to include the operation of a boutique that was situated next to Baycrest's Snack Bar, acting as hostess for day care luncheons and a weekly happy hour event (originally called cocktail hour), managing a paperback book sale, and the sale of Daffodils for cancer research. The Capricorn Group also established a student work scholarship program, which awarded $600.00 to four Jewish students with high academic standing who were willing to volunteer seven hours per week under the group's supervision.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the activities and programs of the Women's Auxiliary's Capricorn Group. Included are meeting notices and minutes, reports, membership lists, correspondence, and photographs.