Fonds - Sturgeon Toastmistress Club fonds

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Sturgeon Toastmistress Club fonds

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  • 1970 - 2000 (Creation)
    Sturgeon Toastmistress Club

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12 cm of textual and other materials.

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(1970 - 1996)

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The International Toastmistress Clubs was founded in California, USA in 1938 to promote the public speaking and leadership abilities of women. The St. Albert local chapter, Sturgeon Toastmistress Club, formed its initial interim executive in 1970 and held its first organizational meeting on Feb. 26, 1970. The first official executive included Marian Ladell as President, Laurie Saunders as first vice-president, Marie Neidig as secretary, and Margaret Doepal as treasurer. Deputy Mayor John de Bruin signed a proclamation naming the week of Oct. 25-31, 1970 as “Toastmistress Week.” On Nov. 26, 1975, Ted Langford the first male member was inducted into the club, and he later became president. In 1981, And Mayor Richard Fowler recognized the club by proclaiming October as "Toastmistress Month." In 1985, the parent organization was renamed International Training in Communication or ITC. The St. Albert club was disbanded in 1996.

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This fonds consists of records pertaining to the Sturgeon International Toastmistress Club, the local chapter of the ITC in St. Albert. Records include photographs, newspaper clippings, books, certificates, membership rosters and directories.

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  • English

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2015.19.05 and 2015.19.06 are guestbooks that contain personal information.

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Related collection items can be found in the collections database Argus, accession number 2015.20.

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