Club mem­bers toast their big mile­stone

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha Toastmasters Club mem­bers were in a cel­e­bra­tory mood for their 50th meet­ing last week.

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