PRESIDENT/VP PR/ Mentoring Champion – Jacqui H. DTM
The Club President leads the committee.
VPPR manages external communications and the member newsletter.
The Mentoring Champion is the person who assigns Mentors to Members. Any Member can ask for a Mentor at any time. This is especially useful for new Members. Mentors are other Members with a bit more experience.
My company sent me to an image consultant to get ready for a senior Director’s position. She suggested I join Toastmasters to improve my confidence and speaking skills. That was in 2001 and I’ve never looked back. Now, instead of being terrified to speak, I get paid to speak. How cool is that?
VP EDUCATION – Daniel B. PM2
VP Education manages the club schedule and education programme.
I joined Toastmasters in 2018 as I dreaded speaking in front of a large audience which is unavoidable in my line of work. Rather than have poor public speaking skills and be riddled with nerves, I wanted to be deliver excellent speeches and actually look forward to public speaking opportunities.
Toastmasters provided me with both a safe place to fail and a supportive environment to grow. Toastmasters has holistically improved my communication skills and signing up is one of the best professional decisions of my life.
VP MEMBERSHIP – Jonathan T. IP3
VP Membership manages the membership information and helps guests become members.
I am an enthusiastic Toastmaster with 3 years of committee roles experience including SAA. Currently, I am a dual member of Ascot and Wokingham and I believe Toastmasters has made an immeasurable difference to my personal and professional life. I am committed to help and share my experience and knowledge with all my fellow toastmasters.
TREASURER – Puveshni P. DL2
The Treasurer manages the club finances.
I first joined Ascot Speakers and Toastmasters International in 2017. The intention was to” just join for a little while and see whether I can stand up and speak to a group of strangers”. Well, I have managed that task,and so much more! Toastmasters has helped me identify and develop my speaking, leadership and mentoring abilities. It has certainly boosted my confidence level and the safe, learning environment that goes with the Toastmasters promise has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone on many occasions. This is now my third time on the committee. Having previously done the roles of VP Membership, and President; now as Treasurer I have already recognise this role will certainly add another string to my bow.
SECRETARY & SERGEANT AT ARMS – Ann M. PM1
The Secretary manages the minutes at committee meetings.
The Sergeant at Arms manages the club assets and sets out the room for our meetings.