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2018-02-07 / Business

Clarence Toastmasters to be honored as Chamber’s Organization of the Year


The Clarence Toastmasters Club is a professional development organization that improves the public speaking and meeting management skills of its members. Pictured, from left, Tania Cervoni, Melany Arrison and Ashley Cristina. The Clarence Toastmasters Club is a professional development organization that improves the public speaking and meeting management skills of its members. Pictured, from left, Tania Cervoni, Melany Arrison and Ashley Cristina. The Bee will profile each of the 2018 award recipients recognized by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce in successive issues. This is the fourth installment in the series.

The awards are given for “Citizen, Business, Organization and Lifetime Achiever” who reside, work or volunteer in the Town of Clarence.

The criterion for selection of the individuals and business is an unselfish devotion to improving the quality of life in the Clarence community.

The chamber’s annual awards dinner will be held this year on March 1 at Samuel’s Grande Manor.

The chamber will present the 2018 Organization of the Year award to the Clarence Toastmasters Club.

For more information about the Clarence Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 annual awards dinner, or to purchase tickets for the event, visit www.clarencechamber.org or call the office at 631-3888.

Now in its seventh year, the Clarence Toastmasters Club is a professional development organization that improves the public speaking and meeting management skills of its members.

As a local chapter of Toastmasters International, the club’s mission is to help members find their voice, improve their confidence when delivering presentations, leverage storytelling to teach and motivate others, and grow as business and community leaders.

All members contribute to a mutually supportive atmosphere in which constructive evaluations and private feedback enhance their speaking abilities.

Members volunteer for a variety of roles, including humorist, grammarian and table topics master (short, impromptu speeches), which expand their knowledge as they work through manuals to earn public speaking and leadership certifications.

The club welcomes prospective members who reside anywhere in Western New York to attend a meeting to experience the activities that comprise a full one-hour agenda of speeches, stories, words of inspiration and jokes.

The club meets at 8 a.m. every Friday morning at the Trocaire Hospitality College, 6681 Transit Road. For more information, visit clarencetoastmasters.com.

Current Clarence Toastmasters officers include Melany Arrison, president; Heidi Fischer, treasurer; Ashley Cristina, sergeant at arms; Paul Justinger, secretary; Vince Puglia, vice president of education; Tania Cervoni, vice president of membership; and Liam O’Mahony, vice president of public relations.

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