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October is Toastmasters Month in Brampton
Brampton City Mayor Linda Jeffrey Declares October Toastmasters Month
By: District 86 Toastmasters
Toastmasters Month in Brampton coincides with the 93rd Anniversary of Toastmasters International, founded in October 1924 by Ralph C. Smedley.
Brampton Talks Toastmaster Club Co-Founder and Sponsor, Dennis Bartel submitted the application to the city to recognize all Toastmasters clubs for their contribution to the local community.
"Toastmasters clubs provide a supportive and positive learning experience where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth," said Bartel.
Sue Hopcroft, co-founder of the Brampton Talks Toastmaster Club also shared her Toastmaster's experience. "Before I joined Toastmasters, I was afraid to speak in public. Even presentations in front of my peer group at work, I avoided." Hopcroft said."Now, after two years of active membership in Hershaw Toastmasters, as well as leadership roles in the executive and at the district level, I am comfortable standing up – even with little or no time to prepare – to speak in front of a group. In fact, I'm considering adding public speaking to the roster of services that I provide professionally."
The public is welcome to experience the benefits of Toastmasters in any of the 15 clubs in Brampton and other parts of the world.
About Toastmasters District 86
District 86 is one of 102 districts in the world. It was formed in 2008, representing the heartland of Ontario and comprising over 245 community and corporate clubs, with over 5300 members, from Timmins in the north to Welland in the south, from Sarnia in the west to Markham in the east - and all communities in between - except Toronto. To learn more about District 86 please visit District 86 Toastmasters website (http://www.toastmasters86.org/
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization's membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.