The club originally met at the St. Louis Hotel, which was then owned by member John Starchuk. There was some debate as to whether the club might function as a benevolent club or a social club; the primary motivation was for Ukrainians in Calgary to meet and exchange their common concerns (over hearty Ukrainian meals, of course). Quickly, the membership jumped to 22 and eventually outgrew the banquet room of the St. Louis Hotel. It then moved to the Westward Inn (owned by a club member), and through several other locations, finally to the Elbow River Lodge (again, owned by a club member). Five years after the club’s inception, there were 85 members.