Bunbury Toastmasters salute 350th meeting with tributes to past

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Bunbury Toastmasters Club held its 350th meeting this month.
Camera IconBunbury Toastmasters Club held its 350th meeting this month. Credit: Supplied

The Bunbury Toastmasters Club recently celebrated a big milestone when it held its 350th meeting earlier this month.

The meeting was held on July 7 and saw newly-elected president Roger Davis pay tribute to past and present members.

Since 2002, the Bunbury club has provided a supportive environment for community members to achieve leadership goals and better develop their communication and public speaking skills.

Founding member Jim Stephen said the club played a fundamental role in his success in real estate by providing a place to develop his speaking skills and build up his confidence.

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As I look back over the past 18 years, I am thankful for the friends I have made and the small part I have played in seeing them blossom.

Jim Stephen

Club vice-president of education Robin Lonsdale helps members to improve through the education program Toastmasters offers.

Ms Lonsdale said she loved being a part of the club because of “the way we see the confidence of new members grow”.

“Their descriptions of the skills and confidence they have gained at Toastmasters have helped them to advance at work,” she said.

The Bunbury club is one of 90 across WA and meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Hudson Road Family Centre in Withers.

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