Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Local Toastmasters achieve milestone moment for Prince Rupert Club

The final speeches of the current Toastmaster season have been delivered and as the local collection of Toastmaster make for their summer plans, they are taking some time out to celebrate their newest achievement, that of the designation by Toastmasters International as a President's Distinguished Club.

The significant level of recognition for the local club  from the International organization  comes after local Toastmasters delivered over 70 speeches and presentations over the last year, as well as completing and documenting over 100 individual leadership assignments, that brought benefit to both the club and the community.

Prince Rupert Toastmasters President Michal Sluka made note of the club's many achievements this year and how they continue to contribute to the growth of the Toastmaster initiative on the North Coast.

'This is a pivotal milestone ... It means that a critical number of our members set goals for personal development in communication and leadership, and they reached those goals. I’m proud to be associated with people who can so clearly define and so strongly pursue personal success. Meanwhile, it proves that a little club in northwest BC can be among the best in the world, which challenges us to sustain our upward trajectory.”

The recent success marks an impressive turn around for the local group which as recently as 2014 was in hibernation, brought back to current status by a core group in 2015, it continues to attract new members and develop leadership skills for those that have joined over the last two years.

Over that period, the local organization has seen 110 unique individuals participate in Toastmasters meetings, cultivating public speaking and leadership skills. That number includes the Rising Star business mentorship program of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce.

This year, all graduates of the Rising Star Speech craft workshops joined the club as full-fledged Toastmasters.

A Milestone Moment for Prince Rupert Toastmasters!
The local toastmasters club recently celebrated a year 

of achievement at their final meeting for 2016-17. 

Erik Langille, (left) celebrated his certification as a Competent communicator.
Club President  Michal Sluka (right) also received designation as a Competent Leader.

Mr. Langille, Mr. Sluka and Vice President of Education, Krista Edgier (centre)  
show off the cake that proclaims the local club's status 
as a President's Distinguished Club

Once the summer break is over, the Prince Rupert Toastmasters will reconvene at their usual meeting space at Northwest Community College.

The first meeting for the next Toastmaster season takes place on September 12th at 7:30 PM.

You can find out more background on the local Club from their website here or from their Facebook page.

More notes on Community events can be reviewed here.

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