Last night was the concluding evening of stellar year for First Oakville Toastmasters. Around the room and at an overflow table set at the back sat over 40 Toastmasters and their guests. These are huge numbers for any Toastmaster club and First Oakville is likely one of the biggest clubs in North America ending this season with 51 members.
So why is First Oakville Toastmasters so successful?
The simple answer is the club provides an experience that attracts newcomers and keeps existing members coming back. This year that was due in no small measure to our president Katherine Ryell and her first-class executive team. When a great team works together it benefits us all and that was certainly the case of this year’s executive.
Another stellar player this year was our Toastmaster of the Year Deborah Bartucci. The Toastmaster of Year Award isn’t a popularity contest although, as one of the best vice-presidents of memberships in living memory, Deborah is certainly popular and well-known by al. No, the Toastmaster of the Year is awarded based on a formal point system so Deborah, congratulations, you earned this recognition by your peers due to your own hard work and good Toastmaster skills.
Well done all and looking forward to reconvening in September.