40 years of roasting | Sunbury & Macedon Ranges

The Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Toastmasters are having a big birthday party on Saturday, and why shouldn’t they? After all, they turned 40.

Technically 42, since they started in 1970, but COVID-19 got in the way of previous celebrations.

Toastmasters exist around the world and promote communication and public speaking, to foster confidence and leadership skills.

The organization’s vice president of public relations, Julie Wacker, said the Toastmasters had a “huge impact” on the community and couldn’t wait for the day.

“We will have authors giving speeches or presentations about what brought them to Toastmasters and how Toastmasters has helped them publish their books or showcase their books,” said Ms. Wacker.

Even the winner of the 2021 International Speech competition, Verity Price, will zoom in from South Africa to join the festivities on May 28.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Center and they want the whole community to feel welcome.

Ms Wacker said that since the Toastmasters started in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges, which used to be separate, many people have come through his doors to learn the tricks of the trade.

“They often stay for the social interactions with their newfound friends and for all the other activities that take place in Toastmasters,” said Ms. Wacker.

Details: sunburymacedonranges.toastmastersclubs.org/

Elsie Long

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