The Fenton Area Toastmasters club has elected new club officers to lead the club for the 2020-21 year. Sharon Howell led the club this past year and will assume the role of immediate past president. Jim Orolim stays on as treasurer, Robin Riddell moves over to fill the secretary role, and Wesley Whittaker continues as the vice president of public relations.
Chris Patrello is the new vice president of education and will assist club members in reaching their educational goals through the new online Pathways program.
The vice president of membership, Sarah Watson, will be reaching out to local businesses, organizations and individuals who are seeking to develop the soft skills that all business leaders need today. The new president of the club is Trice Berlinski, a Neurochange Solutions corporate consultant who is passionate about the proven sciences of meditation and mindfulness. In her acceptance speech, she laid out her vision for the club over the coming months. “Toastmasters provides the training and the tools to allow us to become the best version of ourselves,” Berlinski said. “As president, it is my intention to lead our club with this mindset, as well as the tenets of mindfulness. Leading by supporting and being inclusive allows every member of this club to come from an awareness that their input is heard, and their contributions are appreciated.
“When we fully realize that, we can then begin to create the kind of personal reality that we deserve as we consciously consider our thoughts and choose our actions.”
Fenton Area Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 7:45 a.m. via the ZOOM platform. Guests are welcome to check out a virtual meeting of the Fenton Area Toastmasters. Send your request to the VP-Education at email@example.com and an invitation to the next meeting will be sent to you. Once you get the invitation, all you do is click on the “Join Meeting” link to enter the meeting. Those interested also can find out more about the Fenton Area Toastmasters at https://699671.toastmastersclubs.org/ or call (810) 620-7590.