Life Members

Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Membership may be conferred upon a member, or past member, of the SLTA for distinguished service as a library trustee.

For details of the nomination and selection process see Article 1.3 of the Association’s bylaws.

View a copy of the Life Membership Nomination Form.

 2017 Honourary Life Member Award Recipeint - Allie Raycraft of Lakeland

Born in Inverness, Quebec, Allie Raycraft moved to Asquith, Saskatchewan in 1956. There she raised her family and began her career, in 1970, as town administrator. In 1984, she moved to Meota and became administrator for both the Village and R.M. Although she retired in 1997, Allie continued to do relief work for many municipalities, a well as acting as returning officer for school division elections.

Aside from her professional work in many Saskatchewan communities, Allie joined the Meota Library Board, the Lakeland Regional Board, and Executive Committee in 1996. In 2007, she was elected Regional Vice-Chairperson, and in 2009 she was elected as Chairperson for the board. After seven years in that role, Allie stepped down as Chairperson at the 2016 AGM, and after 20 years as a Lakeland Trustee, she resigned from the Board at the end of 2016.

When she is not running board meetings, Allie volunteers as a bingo fundraiser, sings in the church choir, and enjoys curling and golfing. She also travels to visit her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The members of the Lakeland Executive Committee nominated Allie for the Honourary Life Membership Award in recognition of her many years of work on the board, for bringing her wealth of administrative experience to library governance, and for her dedication and tireless sense of humour.



To read a biography select a name listed below. An asterisk (*) indicates deceased.

1975 Jessie Robson Bothwell
Dr. Carlyle King
R.H. Macdonald
Marion Sherman
Prince Albert
1978 George Anderson
Phoebe Bunnell
Swift Current
1979 Baden Campbell Swift Current
1980 ElIzabeth E. Davis Regina
1981 Jean and Willard Kallio Dinsmore
1984 Jack Pierce Humboldt
1985 Frank Meakes Touchwood
1986 Jean Murch Lancer
1987 Isabelle Butters Weyburn
1988 Dr. Morris Anderson Regina
1989 Mrs. Leola Moore
George Gelmich
Swift Current
1990 Mrs. Violet Spencer 
Allan Bailey
1991 Harry Derbowka 
Harvey McNaught 
1992 Robert Diltz Saskatoon
1993 Elma Jahnke 
John Yung
1995 Lori Isinger 
George Bothwell
1996 Nick Gabruch  Paynton
1997 Stu Petlak  Bushell Park
1998 Bessie Darrach Aberdeen
2000 Noreene Ross Grenfell
2001 Dorothy Saunderson Vanguard
2002 Mary Beitler Tisdale
2004 Gloria Mehlmann Regina
2005 Lester Jorgenson Abbey
2006 Karen Basky Moose Jaw
2007 Rose Hoffart Tribune
2008 Louise Cochran Radisson
2010 Mark Williment La Loche
2011 Marlynne Samson Meadow Lake
2012 Gwen Collee Prince Albert
2013 Kae Campbell Wilkie
2014 Dianne Sander Weyburn
2015 Gerald Kleisinger Regina
2016 Jeanne Langorne La Ronge
2017 Allie Raycraft Lakeland