The Orewa Lunchtime Toastmasters Club has gained its distinction ribbon for the 2016/17 year, which recognises the educational and leadership awards achieved by its members and the fact that it added five new members.
Club coach Philip Wrigley says this was just as well, as last year it was “bouncing along the bottom” with just eight members – the minimum required to remain registered with Toastmasters International.
Membership is now in the mid-teens, but the club needs at least 20 to continue to flourish.
Philip says that the lunchtime, one-hour, fortnightly meetings seem to suit busy people who base their activities on the Coast.
The annual impromptu and humorous contests were held over the last two sessions and Matt Pepper – only in Toastmasters for a few months – won both contests and went forward to represent the club at the area level in Warkworth.
Philip was presented with a Distinguished Toastmaster award this month.
Info: phone club president Rob Wightman, 021 022 04856 club or visit orewalunchtime.toastmastersclubs.org.nz