Gelfand sent quite a delegation to the January 5 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI): All seven officers got trained in their roles, and three other members attended just to learn and make new connections.
The TLI’s theme was “Destination: Planet Toastmasters!” to get everyone thinking about flying high in their goals with Toastmasters and beyond. Besides officer training, TLI offered workshops and presentations about better speech-writing, making meetings fun and other topics. The day wrapped up with a speed-networking even that was fun and informative.
Completing officer training: President Heather Mahoney, VP Education Evaldo B. Amaral, VP Membership Anita Fain Taylor, VP Public Relations Kate McClare, Secretary Vernell McKinney Toure, Treasurer Stanley Lloyd and Sergeant-at-Arms Mateo Romero. Anita and Kate also led workshops about their roles.
Attending as members: Steven Harwood (who also was an essential volunteer), Fasil Malik and Stephen Sarsfield.