Our President

Welcome From Our President

Celebrations of Past and Future

It is with great pleasure that I anticipate representing Southern Lights Toastmasters as President in the 2019-2020 year. This will be a year of celebrating the club’s 40th anniversary. I cherish the foundations of our club, with its commitment to excellence.

My history with Southern Lights is short; I joined in 2016 thanks to a club member telling me of the laughter and personal growth opportunities. I vividly remember the warm welcome I received as a guest. Little did I know the path towards new friendships, enthusiasm, challenges, and confidence, that I had taken. Although too nervous to attempt a table topic, I admired the people who took part in the meeting. I had a faint hope that perhaps one day, I could speak with such poise.

I am pleased that Toastmasters has changed me. In communication and leadership, there is always room to grow, but I now actually have fun when giving a speech! Skills I have learned have offered opportunities in my personal and professional life.

In addition to personal growth, I have delighted in the people I have met through Southern Lights. It is a pleasure to meet people of varying ages and walks of life, hear their stories, and be part of their achievement of goals.

I have always appreciated that each Southern Lights meeting begins with the Sergeant-of-Arms reading the club mission. It bears repeating because it is the heart of what we represent, to “provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”

I welcome the new executive team, consisting of Nigel, Wayne, Danny, Kirsten, Diane, Rhonda, and Noel. We look forward to a year of celebrating the past of excellence and building new bridges of success in the future.

 

 

 

When and Where Do We Meet?

  • The Southern Lights Toastmasters Club meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Providence Renewal Centre,  3005 119 Street.

  • Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

  • Meetings run from September each year to June the following year.

  • Southern Lights does not meet during July and August.

Who Should I Contact?

The following members of our club would be happy to answer any of your questions:

Michelle St. Louis
email      president@southernlights.ca
ph.           780-233-8750

Kirsten Ireland

email      membership@southernlights.ca
ph.          780-850-3395

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Did You Know ?? 

A Past International President of Toastmasters is a current member of Southern Lights.

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