Philipsburg Toastmasters install new boardPOSTED: 07/30/12 1:34 PM
St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Toastmasters Club installed its new board for the 2012/2013 year at a ceremony held at the Come Center on Long Wall Road recently. The executive board comprises Donna Wilson-Morrison as president, Georges Richardson as vice-president education, Juan Richardson as vice-president-membership, Raymond Romeo as vice-president- public relations, Winsor (Ted) Richards as treasurer, Edith Shillingford as secretary, Minerva Lawrence as sergeant-at-arms and Elroy Hughes as the immediate past president/advisor to the board.
The new president has held several positions on the board for the past 7 years and served as president for the 2009/2010 term. She’s pledged to give the members the guidance and support that is necessary to fulfill their quest for better listening, thinking and speaking in a positive environment.
“Our aim and focus should be to make things happen for ourselves, our love ones and the people that we co-exist with on a daily basis,” Wilson-Morrison said.
The Philipsburg Toastmasters Club is currently the oldest club on St. Maarten and is proud to have this year’s District Governor – distinguished toastmaster and club founder Rolando Tobias – Lt. Governor-marketing – distinguished toastmaster Valerie Brazier – and District Treasurer -competent communicator Raymond Romeo – on its membership list. This is the first time that three individuals from St. Maarten are sitting on the district board for the 2012/2013 term.
Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Toastmasters International uses its member clubs to help men and women learn the art of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that provide self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind.
“It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of Clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs,” the organization said.
The Philipsburg Toastmasters Club meets every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library from 7:45 pm. The general public is invited to share in the Toastmasters experience.