Club members toast their big milestone
The Karratha Toastmasters club celebrated its 50th meeting last week.
The meeting had a more lighthearted format than usual and a celebration theme, with birthdays a key part of some speeches.
President Lizeth de La Hoz said as the only Toastmasters club in regional WA other than Kalgoorlie, and possibly the most isolated Toastmasters club in the world, the club had accomplished a lot in its short time in operation.
“Every single meeting we have had new people, guests,” she said. “We have always had a very good number of members.”
She said the 50th meeting was also a “milestone” because the group had been awarded Distinguished Club status and the Central Division Club of the Year in WA by the Toastmasters organisation, which praised them as one of the success stories in WA.
Ms de La Hoz said Karratha Toastmasters had enough members to be a Chartered Club from its inception, despite the itinerant population of Karratha, and had some individual successes, with several of its members advancing to State and area level of speech-making contests earlier this year.
Karratha Toastmasters Club members were in a celebratory mood for their 50th meeting last week.