It is that time of the year again. The clock is ticking. Time for Toastmaster member renewals!
First Oakville Toastmasters and Toastmasters International are non-profit organizations. Our Membership fees are based solely on recovering anticipated club expenses such as the costs of the meeting room rental, club supplies needed in order to run meetings, Toastmaster materials such as ribbons, marketing related expenses and Toastmasters International dues.
Every year in September the newly elected Treasurer drafts the budget for the new Toastmaster season with feedback from the executive team. The Treasurer presents the budget to the executive team for feedback and approval. Once the Executive Team has approved this budget, the Treasurer then presents the budget to the membership and we hold a vote.
Our Treasurer this year is Cheryl Etherington, (aka Super Nana Treasurer Extraordinaire). Membership fees can be paid by cash, cheque (made payable to First Oakville Toastmasters), or email transfer.
If you joined after September 2016 the amount owing for 2017-2018 will be pro-rated. Our Treasurer has prepared invoices with the amount owing for each member. If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Etherington. In order to remain an active member your membership fees must be paid in full by September 30th.
Get to know our First Oakville Toastmasters Treasurer: Cheryl Etherington
Why did you join Toastmasters?
It was something that I had thought about for a long time. I wanted to get better at public speaking, learn how to improve my presentations, learn how to sound more interesting and learn how to properly conduct meetings.
What do you like most about our club?
I love the diversity of our club, long time members and new members, different professional and cultural back grounds, how our meetings have structure and involve a whole lot of people to make them happen. The support and confidence that is provided is amazing. Even if I have had a stressful day at work and feeling exhausted, the minute I walk in that door I feel energized.
Tell us how you have grown since joining First Oakville Toastmasters?
Over the summer I did some speaking at the World Santa Claus congress, and auctioned off a signed Jakob Anderson hockey Jersey. I was complimented on my speaking abilities. Just recently I conducted an hour presentation on Prevention of Senior Fraud; this is something I never would have done a year ago. My ratings were all excellent or very good. I felt comfortable and confident doing it, something I would not have even attempted before I joined toastmasters.
A big thank you to our Treasurer Cheryl Etherington and a reminder to keep calm and pay your Toastmaster dues!