Meet Your Committee

Ifeoma

Mike Weston

President

The boss

  • Toastmaster intermittently since October 2008.
  • Why did you join? – To help others find their true voice
  • Biggest Learning – If you don’t listen, you don’t learn

Haydn Cheong

Haydn Chong

Vice President – Education

Assigns club meeting roles and speeches

  • Toastmaster since October 2020
  • Why did you join? – To engage with different views and life stories. To overcome my speaking anxiety and enjoy the support of the great community.
  • Biggest Learning – I’ve learnt to embrace my fear to take the leap, leadership skills, the importance of energy by the great examples from others and practising with feedback from mentors.

John MacLean

Vice President – Membership

Helps guests and supports our members

  • Toastmaster since March 2019
  • Why did you join? – To overcome my fear of speaking to an audience.
  • Biggest Learning – Improving my public speaking has come with benefits which are transferable to so many other aspects of life

Lizzie Gull

Vice President Public Relations

Promoting the club

  • Toastmaster since August 2019.
  • Why did you join? – To become a more confident, engaging speaker.
  • Biggest Learning – I’ve learnt the most through listening to others, both their speeches and their feedback on mine. Every meeting I pick up tips and tricks to improve.

Michelle Senior

Treasurer

Takes care of the money

  • Toastmaster since October 2016.
  • Why did you join? – To hone my public speaking, develop and portray confidence, and to widen my network.
  • Biggest Learning – Effective public speaking is a skill and to master it you must practice, practice, and then practice some more. I used to believe that impactful public speakers had a gift but now I realise that anyone can have that ‘gift’ if they’re willing to apply the tools and techniques we learn at Toastmasters.

Dorothy Dodoo

Secretary

Manages the club files

  • Toastmaster since 2019
  • Why did you join? – To be a confident speaker
  • Biggest Learning – I’ve gathered a few speaking techniques by listening to others and learnt from the feedback I receive

Eugene Brown

Sergeant at Arms

Logistics for meetings

  • Toastmaster since August 2019.
  • Why did you join? – To become a more confident, engaging speaker.
  • Biggest Learning – I’ve learnt the most through listening to others, both their speeches and their feedback on mine. Every meeting I pick up tips and tricks to improve.

Gbemi Akojenu

Immediate Past President

The last boss

  • Toastmaster since October 2019.
  • Why did you join? – To learn how to connect with audiences and improve public speaking skills.
  • Biggest Learning – Growth happens through feedback, observation and practice.