Toastmasters International has been around since 1924. The members learn how to conduct meetings and speak in public, with both prepared speeches and short impromptu talks, while other members evaluate them. The skills they learn are helpful in business as well in churches and service and charity organizations.
The club met on Wednesday nights at the Cambridge YMCA. My father was a manager at the local Chevrolet dealership.
Here are five of his prepared speeches that have survived. The first three were apparently for Toastmasters; one of them may also have been broadcast on station WILE. The other two were for community fund-raising. Click on the title to read the text of each speech.
MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?