This week we are expanding our Toastmaster of the Week spotlight to incorporate a Club Spotlight.
Our Club Spotlight is The Original Articulators.
What club is President’s Distinguished, has developed seven Area Governors, has grown a Past District Governor, Lieutenant Governor of Marketing, Public Relations Manager, Administrative Manager and Division Governor? Who has developed or attracted over nine Distinguished Toastmasters to their club and coached the first female District 39 International Speech Contest winner in ten years? The Original Articulators, that’s who!
In 2006 “The Articulators” began as a club to support administrative staff at the Sacramento City School District. Members received educational credit to increase their paychecks, but as is often the case, many did not take advantage of the opportunity. Still, the club chartered on June 30, 2006, and is going strong. The club became “The Original Articulators” when District 39 chartered a new club called The Articulators.
Over the last 15 years The Original Articulators has had a lot of fun while building leaders. Some innovative members introduced the Iron Chef Competition in which members compete by speaking about their favorite dish made with a secret ingredient. Members have enjoyed Toasts to the New Year and Oscar night. Music and Lyrics is a fun night where members can sing, read the lyrics to a favorite song, play the guitar, or share an inspirational piece.
Fifteen years later, three charter members still call The Original Articulators home. The club boasts many members who have been in the club for over five years, and they still attract new members every year. The Original Articulators will celebrate 15 years of “Toastmastering” the last week in June 2021. Please join District 39 in celebrating a club that consistently embodies the Toastmasters motto, “Where Leaders Are Made,” and see what they are made of.
Club meetings are on Zoom every Thursday from 6:15 pm -7:30 pm PST
Congratulations to The Original Articulators! “39” salutes you!
Ed Johnson, DTM
District Director
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