Cheers to new club

Jacqui Pick left and club sponsor and first president Toni Purdy enjoy leading the new club into the future.
Jacqui Pick left and club sponsor and first president Toni Purdy enjoy leading the new club into the future.

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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