Toastmasters in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) participated in an informative Club Officer Training, under the theme “Rising to Distinction”. This was the first of two club officer trainings for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year, hosted by Division C, District 81, Area 19, Area Director Ms. Xelony Daize. Also in attendance was the Division Director of Division C, Ms. Rosemary Sweeney from Dominica.
The session held on Saturday, 15th August 2020, via Zoom was a unique experience, as all past club officer trainings were conducted face to face.
Over fifteen (15) executive club officers from the four Toastmasters clubs in SVG (Achievers Toastmasters, Creative Thinkers Toastmasters, Flow SVG Toastmasters, Imperial Champions Toastmasters) joined in the innovative training activities. Additionally, the attendees embraced the vibrant breakout sessions which were dependent on their executive role.
This event has provided another opportunity for Toastmasters in SVG to showcase their communication and leadership skills, with stimulating presentations which included:
Creating A Quality Club facilitated by Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Francesca Burnham-Onu, Building A Healthy Team facilitated by DTM Wendie Edwards-Wilson, and Toastmasters International Branding facilitated by Toastmaster (TM) Jenieve Cato.
A make-up training session was held via Zoom on Saturday, 29th August 2020, where over nineteen participants capitalized on this opportunity.
Area Director, Xelony Daize extends her gratitude to the trainers and facilitators of the event that led to 100% club officers being trained for Area 19. All Officers were trained and equipped with the tools to assist their fellow club members and to guide their club towards success.
The objectives of the area council include identifying opportunities for Toastmasters clubs to improve. The Area 19 Council Members are DTM Arlette Miller, TM Barbara Soso, TM Duane Samuel, DTM Glenda Matthews, TM Jacqui English-Jacobs, TM Karla Gellizeau, TM Leanna Sutherland, TM Natalie Cummings, TM Nikala Williams, TM Raheem Hall, TM Rodika Jones, TM Shernell Hadaway, TM Trackera Davis and Area Director Xelony Daize.
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