Toastmasters International Mission
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
As V.P. Membership for Thornhill Toastmasters I am tasked with motivating current members and encouraging guests to join us.
I have been a member of Thornhill Toastmasters for three years. During this time, I have acquired motivational skills and watched my fellow members take on leadership roles at the district level.
Yet, the past few months of Covid19 have made me feel that these skills of motivation and leadership are greatly needed in our communities where so many are suffering. When I posed the idea to our executive committee of helping to raise awareness for Yellow Brick House, a York Region service for victims of domestic violence, the response was overwhelming. Here was a chance to help those in need and draw attention to our club at the same time.
"I Speak Out - Ask Me How" was printed on our T-shirts, a reflection of what we have learned as Toastmasters. We have learned to speak up for what is right. We have learned to speak for those who cannot. We have learned to be proud of our voices and to step up to lead when needed.
As we walked people stopped us and asked questions about our purpose and our club. We are now stronger a group, as communicators and as leaders in our community.
I am proud to be a member of Thornhill Toastmasters!