Sandpiper Toastmasters Club in Ventura (www.sandpiper.freetoasthost.com) marks its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 11 in honor of the occasion, a special dinner, program and celebration with entertainment is being held from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Santa Paula room of the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Members of the public and Toastmaster alumni are invited to attend. The contact for reservations is Michael Nelson, 890-2922, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Since 1976, the Sandpiper Toastmasters Club has been helping people in Ventura become better speakers and leaders by providing a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to overcome their fear of public speaking and sharpen presentation skills,” explains current Sandpiper president Dan (“Pizza Man Dan”) Collier of Ventura. “Other benefits include the opportunity to increase one’s confidence, build critical thinking skills and become an effective listener,” adds Collier.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders