Toastmasters become ‘leaders’

Toastmasters International’s newest location — called “Leaders Club” — is open to all interested parties who are aged 18 and up.

New Toastmaster member Bernie Strybos.

Toastmasters International’s newest location — called “Leaders Club” — is open to all interested parties who are aged 18 and up.

They meet every Thursday starting sharp at 7 p.m. ending 8:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Seventh-Day Adventist Church (not affiliated), 26245 – 28th Ave., Aldergrove.

Being a member of Toastmasters International involves more than just showing up at meetings and giving a speech now and then.

Toastmasters membership is about being part of a supportive group of individuals in your local area who share the common goal of improving their communication and leadership skills.

From meeting roles and mentoring to speech contests and satellite programs, Toastmasters International offers a host of ways for members to progress and thrive.

Whether you’re a beginner or a long-standing member, the resources offered will help you to make the most of the Toastmasters program.

One of their newest members is Bernie Strybos. He joined Leaders Club in January of 2013 after retiring in late 2011. He felt that joining Toastmasters would be a great way to meet new people as well as improving his own self development.

“So far, so good, thank you, Toastmasters,” Bernie says.

“Why don’t you come out to one of our meetings as our guest and observe for yourself? This way you can see how it works, see the fun we have, as well get answers to many questions I’m sure you will have.”

If you wish to contact Leaders Club, please email the President, Brad Whitsett at or call him at 604-358-4440.

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