Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IRRI Toastmasters Club wins award, elects officers

The IRRI Toastmasters Club (TMC) has been conferred the President's Distinguished Club award, the highest award given to Toastmaster International (TI) clubs, for the fourth time—earning a mention by TI President Michael Notario in his speech during the TI International Convention in 2011.

On Saturday, 14 July, IRRI TMC hosted a training event for officers of the Los Banos Toastmasters Club at the Khush Hall.

IRRI TMC has also recently elected its new set of officers for 2012-13:

President: Helen Grace S. Centeno, CC; VP Education: Joel Janiya, ACB; VP Membership: Shanta N. Karki, CC; VP Public Relations: Sylvia P. Avance, ACB; Secretary: Gladys Jannette Thielke, CC; Treasurer: Ma. Rebecca C. Laza, CC; Sgt. at Arms: Jeehyoung Shim, CC; and IP President: Darlene L. Sanchez, ACB.

IRRI TMC was started in 1997 and helps its members improve their speaking and leadership skills. A typical meeting is a "learn-by-doing" workshop in which members hone their public speaking skills through an atmosphere of positive feedback-giving.

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