Nonprofit organization transforming Portsmouth Public Speaking and Leadership Development

Members of the Club
Members of the Club

The Northern District Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit organization is beginning to effect transformation in the lives of its members in the Town of Portsmouth through Public Speaking and Leadership Development.

Founded in March 2015 by Phoenix Belfield and Phillip Joseph, the NDTC is already beginning to bear fruits from its labor.

The newly elected President Hilary Joseph, who previously served as the Vice President of Education explained that “The NDTC is a member of Toastmasters International and is an influential organization in the North, whose core focus is on enhancing the professional lives of its members. The ability to deliver a presentation coherently and succinctly separates great speakers from average ones.” He further emphasized that “Overcoming the fear associated with public speaking is our priority and we empower our members to do that, by creating a nurturing environment necessary for our members to learn and grow.”

Ever since it’s launching in Portsmouth, the club has been receiving great reviews from businesses, organizations and education institutions in and around Portsmouth. The Vice President of Public Relations, Carlyn Rolle posited, “The NDTC came into being at a critical juncture of our professional lives. Members and visitors alike can now experience renewed optimism in self and in their own professional capacities, owing the motivating nature of our meetings. Every business should see this as an opportunity to invest in their human resources by sending their staff to become members of our club”

The newly installed executive members for the period July 2016 to June 2017 are as follows:

President: Hilary Joseph
Vice President Education: Julius Francis
Vice President Membership: Marva Baptiste
Vice President Public Relations: Carlyn Rolle
Secretary: Antonia Aaron
Treasurer: Jane Cornelius
Sergeant at Arms: Lester Baron

The Northern District Toastmasters Club meets regularly every 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:30pm at the Portsmouth Cooperative Credit Hall, Bay Street, Portsmouth. For more information about the event and club, please visit our Facebook page

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  1. DELAG Alain
    July 21, 2016

    Ne baissez pas les bras la jeunesse. C’est bien

  2. Blessed
    July 13, 2016

    Congratulation to everyone especially Marva………..I wish you all the best and see this as a stepping stone to move forward in life

  3. Public speaking is a skill that is useful in a variety of careers. This is training that H.R. people in many corporations should make available to their people. Not only would it be helpful to the employees. The companies would benefit.

    I grew up in a town of 17,000 in Canada and received some of my education in that town. But at that time I wasn’t aware of an organization offering public speaking training and I would have pounced on it. Later I
    found myself in the ministry and had to learn the hard way. I was trained to preach a sermon but public speaking covers a broader scope of speaking.

    I appreciate Toastmaster and want to recommend this organization. I hope people will avail themselves of the opportunity.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :lol:

  4. gwadaqueen
    July 11, 2016

    cést bonne.

  5. Tj
    July 11, 2016

    When young people involve themselves with such organization like toastmaster my faith is renewed. Congratulations!

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