Westlake Toastmasters 497 celebrates 34th anniversary
The Westlake Toastmasters Club 497, hosted its 34th anniversary celebration on May 26. The club regularly held its meetings at Westlake Porter Public Library prior to the COVID-19 shutdown and is currently meeting virtually on the Zoom platform. This club has a tradition of excellence that it has maintained since chartering on May 1, 1987.
Toastmasters is an international organization that upholds a mission to empower others to become more effective communication and leadership skills.
Many members of this club have served in District 10 leadership within Toastmasters, covering the majority of the Northeast Ohio area. They have had great influence over the direction of District 10 and in their careers! Currently, Alisha Smith-Kirk, the club's Immediate Past President, serves as the District 10 Director, while Loren Dill, club secretary, serves as an Area Director.
Smith-Kirk says, “Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing experience. Joining a Toastmasters Club instantly connects you to a network of supportive individuals seeking to enhance their communication and leadership skills with a common goal of developing greater self-confidence and personal growth.”
Club President Adam Brown says, “Toastmasters has changed the directory of my personal and professional life for the better. I have more confidence in the skill sets of communication and leadership that help me run my personal training business.”
To learn more about how Toastmasters can help you find your voice, visit Westlake Toastmasters Club 497 online at 497.toastmastersclubs.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam Brown is the President of Westlake Toastmasters 497. He is a personal trainer by trade and Toastmaster during his free time.
Adam enjoys hiking, being outdoors, working out, and spending time with his family.