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Toastmasters plans open house

6/13/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Nancy Secrist
FAIRLAWN — Fairlawn Toastmasters will offer an open house as it looks for new members, since many longtime members have received work promotions that resulted in changes to their hours or moves out of state, according to Toastmaster Nancy Secrist.

Fairlawn Toastmasters is a group of local professionals, college students and people who want to improve their communication skills.

The open house will take place June 18 at 7 p.m. at Fairlawn-Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road. Guests can observe a special meeting, ask questions and collect information. There is no charge, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Toastmasters and the upcoming open house, call 330-961-1757 or email Fairlawn.Toastmasters@gmail.com.

“A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop where participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a safe, supportive environment,” said Secrist. “Members give impromptu talks on various topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to humorous, persuasive, motivational and informative presentations.”

Meetings take place on the first, third and sometimes fifth Tuesdays of the month and last from one hour to 90 minutes.

Shown above are, from left, Michael Notaro, DTM, international president of Toastmasters 2012-13; Secrist, ACS ALS, Central Division governor 2012-13 and vice president of education for Fairlawn No. 2803; and Dave Wiley, District 10 governor 2012-13.

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