Despite the snow and wind howling outside, the meeting of the Chardon Toastmasters was warm and lively inside the office of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy as two new members were welcomed into the club. Faith Huber, VP of Membership had the pleasure of conducting the new member induction ceremony for Luke Leonard of Mentor and Jill Burger of Windsor into this award winning club.
President Matt Everett said “This is an exciting time to join the Chardon Toastmasters as we’re hosting the Area 20 Speech and Evaluation Contests next week. The contests provide a terrific learning opportunity for all of us, but are especially meaningful to the newer members.” There will be contestants from the four Toastmasters Clubs that comprise Area 20 competing in the International Speech and Evaluation Contests. The winners of these contests advance to competitions at the Division and District levels with the ultimate winner of the International Speech contest competing at the International Convention in Chicago Illinois this August. The public is invited to attend this contest March 15, 2018 and enjoy an evening of interesting speeches, free food, soft drinks and camaraderie.
Chardon Toastmasters meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the office of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, 102-C East Park Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Since the club’s founding in 2002 Chardon Toastmasters has consistently won the President’s Distinguished Award, placing us in the top 20% of clubs worldwide. The group focuses on raising confidence through support and constructive feedback. For more information please visit Chardon Toastmasters.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 292,000 in over 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. Since 1944 Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds achieve career success and become more confident in front of an audience.
Interested in learning more or joining Chardon Toastmasters? They meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the office of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, 102-C East Park Street, on the square in Chardon, next to the library.
Pictured In Cover Photo: Luke Leonard & Jill Burger welcomed into Toastmasters by Faith Huber, VP Membership.