The Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce honored local Toastmasters International clubs on February 17 at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Marysville. Toastmasters members and officers, Chamber ambassadors, and local dignitaries attended the ceremony at the Caltrans District 3 offices to celebrate the benefits of Toastmasters.
Eight Toastmasters, including former Division Governor, Lauren Carly, shared their testimonials, explaining how Toastmasters’ focus on public speaking, communication, and leadership skills has strengthened their careers and improved their self-confidence.
“I started my career as a typical, shy, civil engineer,” Carly said. “Joining Toastmasters brought about a complete 180. I started getting picked for conferences, technical presentations, and public meetings. It took my career much higher than I originally thought I would go.”
State Assemblyman James Gallagher’s office honored the local Toastmasters clubs with a Certificate of Recognition, to “recognize Toastmasters and their exceptional growth in the area.”
The event highlighted six clubs in the Yuba-Sutter area, whose members include professionals, business owners, educators, military personnel, and other community members. Clubs offer a comfortable, supportive environment for members to practice and improve their public speaking and leadership skills.
The celebration was publicized by the local newspaper, The Appeal-Democrat.
More photos are available on the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.