I returned to my Toastmasters club in April. My goal was to complete the four remaining speeches in my Competent Communicator manual. I don’t like unfinished projects. My plan was to stop attending Toastmasters when that manual is done.
My club, the Belmont Babblers, is facing a low membership problem. Every year, the first week of May is election week to elect a team of executives to run the club. We barely have enough members to meet the minimum, which is having three executive positions filled. Instead of having an election this year, we opted to have members volunteer for positions.
In Year 2010/2011, Leo and I shared the President role. It was a bit challenging, but I enjoyed it. Since I’ve been on and off from the club and I did benefit from attending, I decided that this was a calling for me to pay back and contribute to the club. I volunteered to be the next President, pending club members’ approval. This afternoon I received an email saying that it has been approved that I’ll be the next President from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Below are the members of the executive team:
- President: Will
- Vice President of Education: Carol and Amir
- VP of Membership: Amanda
- VP of Public Relations: Bart
- Treasurer: Lyn
- Secretary: Dalia
- Sergeant at Arms: Jay
It will be a good year to improve our communication and leadership skills.