Saugeen Toastmasters is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary This Fall
To mark this celebration, thanks to our VP of Public Relations and Area 65 Director, Tammy Hunt, the Town of Hanover, the Municipality of Brockton and the Municipality of West Grey have proclaimed the month of October Toastmasters Month.
The Hanover Post, a weekly community newspaper, contacted Tammy for an interview for an article outlining our role in the community for the past 10 years.
We also wrote a letter to the editor of the Walkerton Times, another weekly edition, thanking the Municipality of Brockton for their recognition. The headline for the letter proclaimed Toastmasters Month.
The articles sparked interest in our club and we have had a number of guests and inquiries.
Saugeen Toastmasters has achieved much in 10 years. We have held several Speechcraft workshops and Youth Leadership Programs. We have hosted Officer Training and Area Contests.
Over the past 10 years we have had 5 Area Governors from our club and we have had members volunteer at the Division and District levels.
In fact our community club has 4 members who achieved the highest award in Toastmasters. Diane O’Brien, Dianna Snowden, Gemma Mendez Smith and Gregory C.N. Smith have all been awarded the Distinguished Toastmaster designation.
Thank you to Mount Forest Motivators for sponsoring our club 10 years ago. Marge and Caroline, remember when the first meetings were held in the home of our Charter President, Diane O’Brien? We were crowded around a dining room table but that didn’t deter us from running effective meetings.
Much has changed since that first crucial year, members and meeting places, but we always have fun and we always encourage each other.
President and Charter Member