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Memorial Hospital’s Toastmaster’s Earns Distinction – 8/29/05

Memorial Hospital’s Toastmasters club has something new to talk about: a highly regarded designation from Toastmasters International.

Memorial’s chapter of the well-known public speakers organization recently was awarded the “President’s Distinguished Club” status for meeting a variety of targets for membership, leadership training and speeches given. This special distinction puts Memorial’s Toastmasters among the top 20 percent of chapters in its three-state region, a feat that has caught the attention of Toastmasters District Governor Joyce Feustel.
“Having witnessed the energy in the room the very first time that Memorial Toastmasters met, I am not surprised at the phenomenal success this club has had in its first year as a Toastmasters club,” said Feustel.  

Toastmasters International also recognized seven chapter members for their individual achievements in public speaking. Memorial’s Toastmasters group began in March 2004 and received its charter in less than two weeks—compared to the six-month charter goal established at the national level. The organization’s members represent a wide range of professional and speaking backgrounds, but their objectives are shared. “Toastmasters has helped me become a more effective communicator and leader.  I am more comfortable speaking in any situation with confidence and assurance,” comments Health Promotions Manager Denise Juliano.

 The Toastmaster organization consists of more than 8,800 clubs in the United States, Canada and about 80 other countries. Its mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth.

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