Following an information evening the response from volunteers and staff was very positive and with the support of the neighbouring Lilydale Toastmasters; the D13 Toastmasters Club was formed.
“Volunteers and staff can be placed in to the spotlight without notice, so our confidence to speak in public can sometimes falter” said Evan Thomas, D13 Toastmaster President.
“The formation of this chapter provides an opportunity for people to become a more confident speaker and enhance or improve their presentation skills.”
The committee was formed at the last meeting and is made up of Evan Thomas (President), Phil Smith, Wandin Brigade (Vice President Education), Tony Van Meurs, Warburton Brigade (Vice President Membership), Simon Neill, Sassafras-Ferny Creek Brigade (Sargent at Arms), Michelle Wilson (Secretary) and
At the final meeting of 2011, Warburton Fire Brigade Captain, Tony Van Meurs, used the skills he’d gained after such a short time with Toastmasters, to confidently speak about his childhood growing up in
While, D13’s project officer, Tarryn Campbell enthralled her audience with her topic “It’s All About Me” and yes it was all about her and such insight she gave. Well done to you both.
If you are looking for a personal challenge or would like to improve your confidence or simply just want to come along and see what Toastmasters can offer, the next meeting is being held on February 2 at the EMR offices situated at