Decade for Toastmasters

For
those with an interest in public speaking, and for those who dread the very
thought of standing in front of a group but would like to gain more confidence,
there’s at least one organization in Cayman that can help.

Celebrating
10 years of existence in the Cayman Islands, the Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club
held their Gala Affair held at the Wharf Restaurant on 26 June.

Hosted
by Toastmasters Noel Wallace and Ingrid Powell, the evening featured the
handover of the gavel to the new executive committee, the induction of club’s
newest members, and celebrated the club’s first President’s Distinguished Club
Award.

Induction
of the club’s newest members, Ebony Fray, Elizabeth Ibeh and Dane Pinnock, was
conducted by outgoing president Sharon Marcussen and Merrell McCann. 

The
changeover ceremony introduced the 2010-2011 executive, comprised of President
Gregg Anderson, Vice-President of Education Annick Jackman, Vice-President of
Membership Josephine Karani, Vice-President of Public Relations Ingrid Powell,
Treasurer Anna Clarke, Secretary Ushani Abeynayake and Sergeant-at-Arms Arun
Abraham,

In
his inaugural speech, Mr. Anderson outlined some of the goals and objectives
for the year, which include maintaining the President’s Distinguished Club
status by the end of the third quarter, ensuring that each member achieve their
personal goals, and organising a detailed and aggressive public relations
campaign and membership drive.

Among
the awards presented was the prize for Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year,
which went to Daniel Bissoondial. He and runner-up Sharon Marcussen won a trip
to the upcoming Toastmasters International Convention in Palm Desert
California.

Two
of the club’s founding members, Annick Jackman and Linda Appelqvist, were also
recognized for their long-standing contributions.

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