The Mullumbimby Toastmasters Club formed on June 28, celebrated at a charter dinner meeting on Monday.
The club began its life with 22 charter members, forming a new community club dedicated to providing a supportive and positive learning environment in which members can develop communication and leadership skills through public speaking.
The original idea from sponsor Toni Purdy, a member of the Brunzwick AM club and Past Area 30 Governor, was to have a corporate club drawing from Byron Shire Council staff.
A demonstration meeting in the council chambers was one of a number of public exposures of the club's activities, along with a Bay FM interview and a story in the Byron Shire News all of which generated great interest in the community.
The result is not a corporate club but a new community club, called MullumMagic, Club Number 674916/69.
At the dinner which included past and present area governors, Sandra Simpson, Immediate Past Area 69 Governor presented the Charter documents and certificates. Office bearers are president Jess Gilmore, vice-president Toni Purdy, secretary Denise Curran and treasurer Tara Langenbruch.
The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 pm at the Mullumbimby Presbyterian hall and anyone wanting to know more is invited to call the club's public relations officer Jacqui Pick on 6684 3779.
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