The Victoria Untied Chapter Society (VUCS) Hall is often known affectionately as Harriet Hall or The Eastern Star Hall. Like the Tardis, in the TV show Doctor Who, it looks small from the curbside but it has quite a spacious interior and can accommodate up to 139 persons.
Why is it called 'The VUCS', you say?
Well it's a long story....let's take a walk down memory lane....
|Parkdale Evangelical Church Picnic, circa 1930|
On May 10, 1973, it was purchased by the Victoria United Chapter Society.
| Queen City Chapter #5 during the Worthy |
Grand Matron's Official Visit in 2016
VUCS is a Not-For-Profit Society and no Directors are remunerated for the hard work they do, as per the Societies Act of BC. (Societies Act) The purpose of this Society is threefold:
- to manage the upkeep and administer the funds of this property
- providing an affordable place for non-profit clubs/groups to use as a meeting place and citizens in the community to rent at a very affordable cost for private functions such as weddings, memorials, anniversaries, fundraisers, etc.
- to promote the District of Saanich Strategic Plan for Social Well-Being (page 13) by encouraging a sense of community between the Society, all tenant bodies and the citizens of the municipality by promoting growth, tolerance, acceptance, understanding, inclusiveness and collaboration.