Fonds 2018.8 - Brandon Toastmasters Club No. 293 Fonds

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Brandon Toastmasters Club No. 293 Fonds

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CA DHM 2018.8

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  • 1992 (Creation)
    Charles Cowieson
  • 1944-1975; predominantly 1944-1959 (Creation)
    Brandon Toastmasters Club No. 293

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3 cm of textual materials; 12 ribbons, pins and badges; 1 membership card; 1 trophy

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The Brandon Toastmasters Club No. 293 was established in 1944-45 as a branch of Toastmasters International. The aim of Toastmasters is to help members iimprove their public speaking and to promote fellowship. Founding members of No. 293 included: Art Hodson, Norm Williamson, Joe Ten Hafft, Orvil Webb, R. Wheatley, George Gooden, William H. Evans, M.A. Gordon, O. Faraugh, Tom Sills, Bob Wilkie, Bill Burns, George McCullogh, Mel M. Wylie, Harold Dennison, N.A. McDowell, George Bye, Cecil May, Dr. W.S. Peters, Roy Wilton, Walter Wright, H.P. Dugid, John Hamilton, R. Alexander, Alex MacDonald, Frank Foster, Dr. Evans, Dave Dick, A. Burneski, and Jack Tucker. The Brandon Toastmaster Club No. 293 celebrated its 25th Anniversary on January 31, 1970. The Club continued to operate until the 1990s.

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Donated to Daly House Museum in 2018 by Debbie Brown a member of Summit Toastmasters Club in Brandon, Manitoba. Brown received the documents and objects from a family member of a previous member Charlie Cowieson of the Brandon Toastmaster Club No. 293 at a meeting of the Summit Toastmaster Club. Further custodial history is unknown.

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The fonds contains a minute book dating from 1944-1949; membership application cards dating from 1945-1959; Toastmaster and other organizations badges, pins, ribbons and membership card; and a Hands Across the Border Annual Debate Contest trophy dating from 1971 to 1975

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Summit Toastmasters Club

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