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Title Pioneer Moorhead Toastmasters Club International
Call Number MSS 323
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1946-1984
Creator Moorhead Toastmaster's Club International
Scope & Content The collection contains material relating to the Moorhead Chapter of Toastmaster's International most notably being two histories of the club from 1944-1969 and 1970-1984 that tell who the officers are and gives a one page summary of club activities for that year.
Admin/Biographical History The mission of the Toastmaster's international is to empower people to become better communicators and leaders by teaching them public speaking skills. It was established by Ralph Smedley in 1922 while he was working for the YMCA in Santa Ana California. It has expanded to over 145,000 clubs in 126 countries with a membership of over 313,000 people.

The first Meeting of the Moorhead Toastmaster's Club was held on May 20th 1944 with its charter banquet being held June 16th 1944. Including the club's officers there were 25 charter members of the club. Members of the Moorhead club were also responsible for helping establish the rest of Toastmaster's District 20 helping to establish clubs all over North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota.
Subjects Clubs
Toastmaster's Club International (Moorhead, MN)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Lyle Clark, 1994 (Accession #94.42)
Containers 50th Anniversary Club Party Invitation, 1994
50th Anniversary Newsletter, 1994
District Twenty – 25 Years, 1944-1969
District Twenty – Continued History 1969-1984
History of the Pioneer Club Charter No. 272 May of 1944 to Dec 1946
Membership Lists, 1993-1994
Toastmaster's Brochure, 1988