Westlake Toastmasters #497 named Presidentís Distinguished Club

Alicia Smith-Kirk, Loren Dill, Marilyn Mongeon Quill and Adam Brown accept the President's Distinguished Club Award on behalf of Westlake Toastmasters #497. Photo by by Craig Gerlock

Westlake Toastmasters #497 walked away from the Toastmasters International District 10 2017-18 Awards with a boatload of winnings. One of 104 clubs in District 10, Westlake Toastmasters #497 club members won 20 awards this year. District 10 named the club itself a President’s Distinguished Club.

Alicia Smith-Kirk, 2017-18 Vice President of Education, won District Director and Triple Crown awards. She also earned a Competent Leader, Dynamic Leadership 1, Competent Communicator, Dynamic Leadership 2, Persuasive Influence 1, Advanced Leader Bronze, Advanced Communicator Bronze, Dynamic Leadership 3 and Persuasive Influence 2 educational awards.

Christian Giardini, 2017-18 Club President, won a Triple Crown Award and earned Advanced Communicator Bronze, Advanced Leader Bronze and Leadership Excellence educational awards. Crystal Muscatello, 2018-19 VP of Membership, earned Competent Leader and Competent Communicator educational awards; and Marilyn Mongeon Quill, 2018-19 Club VP of Public Relations, and Joan Therese Szczepanik, Sergeant-at-Arms, earned Competent Leader educational awards.

Alicia Smith-Kirk and Club Treasurer Loren H. Dill were named Triple-Crown New Member Sponsors.

“2017-18 Club President Christian Giardini, VP of Education Alicia Smith-Kirk and their team did an extraordinary job in distinguishing our club,” said 2018-19 Club President Danielle Ross. “They have set a high bar for next year!”

Westlake Toastmasters #497 meets Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library, with an informal meet and greet starting at noon. Toastmasters is designed to help increase self-confidence, leadership, extemporaneous and public speaking skills. The club welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, go to 497.toastmastersclubs.org, email westlaketoastmasters497@gmail.com or call 216-496-3295.

Marilyn Mongeon Quill

Marilyn Mongeon Quill, M.S., APR, is a seasoned marketing and public relations consultant with Goldberg, Quill & Associates, LLC.

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Volume 10, Issue 24, Posted 9:54 AM, 12.18.2018