Contest Mar 14 and New Club opening

NEW TOASTMASTERS CLUB COMING!

Weston and Mount Dennis is about to get a Toastmasters Club. Its start-up meeting will be at the Anglican Church of St.Mary & St.Martha (south east corner of Weston Road at Eglinton) in mid April. Watch for details or contact Al Farrington at 416-722-0254 [email protected]

Joining a Toastmasters Club can be a great way to improve your public speaking skills, and is especially helpful for those who may feel too nervous to speak in front of large groups or strangers, or who want to work in sales or public relations. Toastmasters International has existed since 1924, has nearly 375,000 members and has a very solid reputation in over 145 countries world wide. Membership is open to anyone over 18, but anyone can attend meetings as a visitor. It’s free to the first 20 who become new members for the first 12 months.

For a demonstration, everyone is invited to the International Speech Contests with 45 clubs in Division “G” participating this Thursday March 14 at York Civic Centre 6:30-9:30. Come and see what confidence-building can do to enhance your job interview skills and how it can lead to career advancement.

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Author: Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan has lived in Weston since 1992, with his wife Andrée and at various times their seven children. He has helped with or led community causes – protecting our street names from amalgamation, burying trains, getting a stop, getting bridges and noise walls, promises of electrified trains and lowered fares. He was a Union Representative working for NABET and CEP (now Unifor) dealing with broadcasters and newspapers. He ran for Member of Parliament three times; elected in 2011. While MP he helped deal with street crime by leading the charge to force phone companies to refuse to activate stolen phones. He was critic for persons living with disabilities, helping get disabilities listed as one of the ‘hate crime’ prohibitions. He presently serves as a member of the Board of Weston King Neighbourhood Centre, and of the advocacy group TTC Riders.