The Local Recording Secretary, Her Duties and Opportunities [Head Title: School of Method Dept. , W.C. T.U. [Women's Christian Temperance Union]
Toronto & Goderich, Ontario, Canada, School of Method Dept. | Dominion Women's Christian Temperance Union, Literature Depository, ND [Circa early 1900's]. First Edition, First Printing. Stapled Wraps. pp. 11. 24mo. Stapled wraps. A brief guide published for the benefit of local recording secretaries of the Canadian chapter of the W.C.T.U. with advice on all manner of administrative tasks including: manner and function of recording of union minutes, treasurer's reports, collection of dues, creation and dissemination of programmes, notes and annual reports, et al. Minor loss to corner of front cover, contents clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; fine. Not recorded in OCLC. Not in Peel, McGill, BAC/LAC. "The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the largest non-denominational women’s organization in 19th century Canada. Believing that alcohol abuse was the cause of unemployment, disease, sex work, poverty, violence against women and children, and immorality, the WCTU campaigned for the legal prohibition of all alcoholic beverages. Its membership was drawn from Canada’s growing middle class, and its members held evangelical Protestant views. The WCTU also advocated for women’s suffrage in Canada as a way to effect legislative change towards prohibition. The WCTU promoted the work ethic of sobriety, thrift, duty and family sanctity, and undertook community work such as reading rooms, homes for women and children, and prison reform." (Source: Sheehan, The Canadian Encyclopaedia, 2016). .
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