by Jane Hanley Ventura Club 24, Secretary
Tucked away in a backroom at the China
Kitchen Restaurant in Ventura is a hidden gem. Ventura Toastmasters Club 24 meets (presently meets via zoom) every Monday evening at the China Kitchen, 4020 E. Main St, from 6-8pm (pre-pandemic). My first time visiting this group I knew this was my toastmaster’s club. I knew that this club was a place where I could work through fears of public speaking. Club 24 could help me expedite my personal growth. This group of people are a lively bunch, filled with encouraging words, support, and kindness. Feeling like I belong to a healthy family, this group met my needs to grow into a better speaker.
In 2019, we celebrated our 85th year of
85 plus years. Ventura Toastmasters Club 24 is one of San Buenaventura’s finest heirlooms. When Covid hit, we continued to meet every Monday via
zoom. Over a year of zoom meetings and our club made, “President’s Distinguished Club”, this is an award that Toastmasters International recognizes as a club that represents high integrity. If you are looking for a place to grow in your speaking and leadership skills check us out, you can also look us up on Meetup or Facebook.
Toastmasters Mission Statement:The mission of a toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self confidence and personal growth.