The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received a token of appreciation from the Current Board of the Soualiga Toastmasters Club during their tenth year anniversary.
 

 
During the celebration, which was also the Club’s pre-valentines day meeting, the Prime Minister was honored for having started the club some ten years ago. The PM expressed her thanks and credited the Toastmaster organizations on the island for giving the opportunity to members to sharpen their public speaking and oratory skills.
 
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A new Toastmasters year is in full swing and so is the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club.
 
 
 
Toastmasters is an international organization that offers a program of communication and leadership projects to help members learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking.
 
On St. Maarten there are 5 Toastmasters clubs, of which the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club is one for Civil Servants of the Government of St. Maarten.  Soualiga Corporate Club Held its  second exciting meeting last week, The Dr. Suess theme “You are you, that is truer than true” inspired very intriguing, emotional, humorous and informative speeches by new and experienced speakers.
 
Evaluations were based on evaluation techniques introduced during a recent workshop organized by the Area Governor Leona Romeo Marlin. The highlight of the club meeting was the table topic segment which turned the meeting place into a court room. Toastmasters took on the roles of plaintiff, defendant and judge to determine whether Batman or Catwoman was responsible for the supposed theft of milk and some fruit. This exercise forced Toastmasters to think on their feet and practice careful listening, consequently producing a very entertaining discussion.
 
The new board, in the persons of Linette Gibs  (President), Danaë Daal (VP Education), Harriet Rogers (Secretary), Sharine Romeo (Treasurer), Denise Vijber (VP Public Relations),  Swinda Richardson (VP Membership) and Alexandra den Ouden (Sergeant at Arms),
promises a year filled with innovative, fun and educational meetings and activities.
 
The Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 5.15 pm at the Claude Wathey Legislative Hall. All are invited to attend.
 
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Dear Civil Servants,
 
The Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club offers all Civil Servants the opportunity to learn the art of listening, thinking and speaking, which translates into the enhancement of leadership and presentation skills.
The bi-monthly meetings organized by the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club offer every participating civil servant a terrific opportunity to build confidence in dealing with a vast variety of situations.  It provides the tools that enable members to become effective communicators and leaders at a very low cost.
 


As your improved communication skills become obvious within the workplace, increased visibility, recognition and possibility for promotion will follow. Leadership skills acquired through participation in the Toastmasters program also increase your management potential and you will acquire an enhanced ability to motivate and persuade, making you more effective as a colleague , a supervisor or manager.
 
Feel free to attend a Toastmaster’s meeting and see what it’s all about!
 
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in the AC Wathey Legislative Hall at the Government  Administration Building at 5.15 pm.
 
(Alternative location: Civil Registry Marriage Hall)
 
Meetings are approximately one hour of your valuable time, but a lifetime of benefit to your personal growth.
 
See you there!!