January is a time for taking stock of things in our lives and for making New Year’s resolutions. So, OPS North Bay Toastmasters decided to kick off our first meeting of 2019 with a Moments of Truth event!

Led by our Club Coaches, Lisa Wilson and Joanna Liritzis, we took a closer look at where we want to improve as a club in the year ahead. And, with the benefit of brainstorming by a mix of new and older members, we have come up with some concrete ideas that we intend to put into action right away. We also had our first Pathways / Ice Breaker speech of the new year on the agenda, also titled Moments of Truth delivered by Melanie Alkins.

OPS North Bay Toastmasters is a relatively young club; it began six short years ago. We are indebted to the founding members, including current members Anthony Akomah, Pat Devereaux, Siobhan O’Leary and Arlene Phillips, for their vision and persistence. Our club is one of the few Ontario Public Service corporate clubs in the province.

As a smaller group, our members have taken on quite a bit of responsibility with executive and meeting roles. The energy and enthusiasm of the group and willingness of people to step up is infectious! This is a great base to build from as we grow our club in 2019.

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OPS North Bay Toastmasters at January 10, 2019 meeting. (missing are Club Coaches Lis Wilson and Joanna Liritzis)

If you live in the North Bay area, or are just passing through, we meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday, noon to 1 pm, Library Boardroom, 2nd floor, 447 McKeown Ave.

We’d love to have you visit us!
by Sandy Bell-Murray
2018 / 2019 President,
OPS North Bay Toastmasters

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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