HERE'S A TOAST: Twin Towns Toastmasters Club members will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Wednesday, February 1.
HERE'S A TOAST: Twin Towns Toastmasters Club members will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Wednesday, February 1. Contributed

Raise a glass to finding a voice

IN 1977 a Gold Coast Toastmasters' member sponsored the creation of Twin Towns Toastmasters Club and 40 years later, the club is still going strong.

That man, Bob Perry, pioneered the club which four decades later next Wednesday, will raise a glass to toast their role in helping members find their voice and confidence.

Current president Robert Baglin, who came to the club three years ago crippled with a fear of public speaking, is just one person who successfully changed their life through the club.

"Toastmasters has really opened doors which I'd be ready to walk through if I had to and that's the difference it's meant for me,” Mr Baglin said.

"Some know they have limitations and just want to improve it. We get academics , doctors, and it's about becoming a more efficient and effective communicator,” Mr Baglin said.

The celebration is $35 per person and will be held at Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads West on Wednesday, February 1 from 7pm. Dress is semi-formal.

The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads West at 6.45pm for 7pm (NSW) start.

http://twintowns.toastmastersclubs.org for details.



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