New Year and New Honors for Local Toastmasters

Make a Resolution to be a Better Speaker in 2014

Chardon Toastmasters member Stacia Clawson presented her tenth speech to the club in December, earning her the title of “Competent Communicator” in the Toastmasters International organization. Her award was presented by Vice President of Education Nancy Temple, DTM. While the Chardon club is privileged to have members with titles as advanced as Distinguished Toastmaster and Advanced Communicator Gold, it is also home to several newer members who have just begun their Toastmasters journeys.

The club is always open to guests and visitors, and has two exciting events coming up soon. The first is the club-level International Speaking Contest, which will take place on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in the Chardon Chamber of Commerce office. Club members will present speeches 5-7 minutes in length and be evaluated by judges from neighboring clubs.

On March 13, the Chardon Toastmasters club will host an Open House at the Chardon Chamber of Commerce office. This event will be an opportunity for members of the community to see what a meeting is like. Stop by with a friend to see what you could learn from joining Toastmasters.

Chardon Toastmasters meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Chamber of Commerce office at 111 South Street in Chardon. Guests are welcome at any time. Please visit our website for more information.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500-plus clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level, and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit our website. Follow @Toastmasters International on Twitter.

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