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 www.facebook.com/NorthernDistrictToastmastersClub