Toastmasters celebrate
October 30, 2009
Toastmasters celebrate

The members of the Achievers and Imperial Champions Toastmasters speaking clubs last week held an unprecedented joint meeting.{{more}}

The groups, apart from celebrating International Toastmasters Day together, also celebrated the first anniversary of the Imperial Club, which came into existence on the same day, October 19.

Assembled at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Conference room, the clubs went through the regular routines as an ordinary meeting, including table topics, speeches and evaluation.

The speech section, which was carried out by the speakers with much brio, (incidentally the clubs’ word of the day), saw the toastmasters performing different levels of speeches and receiving evaluation.

Newly crowned Caribbean humorous speech champion Gloria Williams, along with Ryan Hazell, Glenda Matthews and Jodi Dennie gave speeches which were evaluated by fellow toastmasters.

Visiting Division C Governor Ewart Adams, who was also at the meeting, applauded the two clubs for the tremendous achievements that have been attained during their short existence (the Achievers Club is only three years old).

He gave pointers on ways in which they can improve.

Toastmasters International was established in 1924 by Ralph Smedley.

Its main aim is to enhance the speaking and communication skills of its members.

Currently, the two clubs consisting of close to 50 members have embarked on a membership drive.

Meetings are held on the first and third Saturday beginning at 4:30pm at Paradise Beach Hotel in Villa for members of Achievers, while Imperials hold their meetings at the Chamber’s conference room on the first and third Thursday, beginning at 5pm.(JJ)