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Mission History – Religious Groups

Five members of the Mennonite community of Mission discuss issues that are significant to the community and also provide some entertainment. The Mennonite Central Committee's organizational, volunteer and charitable work is described, as well as the MCC's Thrift Store. Music is provided by a Ladies' Trio and John and Mary-Anne Toewes. Creative Dance Routines are demonstrated [...]

By |August 15th, 2012|Multicultural Traditions, Oral History, Service Clubs|0 Comments

Clubs & Groups – Mission Kinsmen and Kinettes

Former members of the Mission Kinsmen and Kinettes remember the history of the Kinsmen Club and Kinettes. They discuss the circumstances under which the club was formed, its rules and regulations and the role of wives in the organization. Topics such as how frequently meetings were held, the structure of meetings, and the kinds of fundraising [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Oral History, Service Clubs|0 Comments

Clubs & Groups – Mission Board of Trade

Catherine Marcellus is interviewed about the early days of the Mission Board of Trade. She describes the community members who took part in this organization, their common purposes and how the organization functioned. She discusses the interactions between members, the various initiatives that the Board of Trade undertook, and the positives as well as the negatives of the [...]

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Clubs & Groups – The Mission Elks Club

Various members and former members of the Mission Elks Club remember the early days of this organization. They discuss how one became a member, the role of women in the organization, how the organization was financed, and how it was connected to the U.S. lodges. The Elks Club's various charitable and community activities are described, as [...]

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Clubs & Groups – Rotary Clubs

Four interviewees remember the Rotarians and Rotary Anns. They discuss the founding of the Rotary Club in Mission, how one became a member, and the role of women in the Rotary Ann arm of the Rotary Club. They remember significant members of the Rotary Club, while describing the vision and purpose of the Rotary Club. [...]

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Clubs & Groups – History of Clubs

Four interviewees, including one-time Mayor of Mission Bill Harris, remember the history of the Mission Foundation. Harris spearheaded the founding of this organization, and recounts the part he played in the initial undertaking. Other topics as discussed, such as the aims and purposes of the Mission Foundation, the importance of service clubs such as Rotary and the Kinsmen [...]

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Clubs & Groups – The Mission Marlins Swim Club

A number of Mission residents, and members of the Mission Marlins Swim Club, remember the founding of the club, and the need for a swim club in Mission at the time. They recall the kinds of activities held at the swim club, how fundraising was approached, the kind of equipment, facilities and maintenance that was necessary, [...]

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Clubs & Groups – Remembering the Marlins Swim Club

Anne Mohs recounts the significant years of the 1960's in the life of the Mission Marlins Swim Club. She recalls such swim club members as Chris and Gwen Douglas. She discusses swim practices and swim meets, as well as the distinctive Mission Marlins sweat suits. Topics such as new lane markings at the facility, and the swim meet at University og [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Oral History, Service Clubs|0 Comments