Barb Turner

President’s Message

I want to thank all those that have supported me with my decision to run for President of the Southern lights Toastmaster Club. It would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the members who are always ready to have a conversation on any platform. In my short tenure as a Toastmaster I have come to realize the value of the relationships you build in the club atmosphere.

This year’s theme is Where TM tradition meets SLT Innovation. In the past Southern Lights has welcomed unconditionally all people regardless of race or disability. We follow this tradition into the upcoming year with Hybrid meetings, board members in different geographical areas and choosing connection in the vast array of ways that are available to us.

Duke universities Coach K. about Being a leader: “I get a group of people who are talented to commit to excellence and to work together as one. That’s where it starts. Different talents, same commitment.” This is exactly what Southern Lights has brought to life. Always showing that anything is possible when the challenges are presented.

In my eyes the SLT experience is one of safety for failing forward, fun, professional and EVOLVING Let’s commit to learning the different talents needed for leadership today.

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