The executive committee of a Toastmasters club consists of seven elected club officers, the Immediate Past President, and a Mentoring Co-ordinator. In Waverly Communicators, we are fortunate to cover all these roles, with a member who has even taken two: all this to manage smoothly the club’s administrative affairs.
Meet the club officers of Waverley Communicators 2019-2020:
The President is the CEO of the club and is responsible for fulfilling the mission of the club. The President chairs the committee meetings; provides helpful, supportive leadership; and is the club’s representative at District and International level.
I joined Toastmasters in 2014 as I recognised how beneficial it was to my partner’s development both personally and professionally and she encouraged me to come along to a few meetings to see what it was like. I could see it was a friendly and yet formal atmosphere that enhanced learning in a safe environment for members. I think I have learned as much from doing the different roles at the club meetings as I have with the speeches on the pathway. It was also good fun and I have met and made friends with many interesting people from all over the world!
Fun fact : I love playing board-games and have a collection of around 200, Some games
Patrick Bundy – Vice President Education & Immediate Past President
The VPE is responsible for planning, organising and directing club meetings and programmes; scheduling speeches and roles; and monitoring member progress.
Dan Haycraft – Vice President Membership
The VPM ensures individual member retention; makes guests feel welcome and provides them with the information they need to join.
Jacek Lasota – Treasurer
The Treasurer manages the club’s funds and bank account; submits members’ dues to TMI headquarters; and keeps up-to-date records of the club’s finances.
Anna Maria Maciejuk – Secretary
The Secretary manages the club’s records and files; takes the minutes at committee meetings; and has custody of the club’s charter, constitution and bylaws.
Eileen Scott – Seargent At Arms
The SAA is responsible for the management of the club’s property, meeting room preparation and hospitality.
Paul Bailey – Mentoring Co-ordinator
The Mentoring Co-ordinator is a non-executive member of the committee and is responsible for matching mentors with mentees and managing the club’s mentoring process.
Zhirong Ma “Zizi” – Vice President Public Relations
The VPPR publicises the club and its activities to members and to the outside world; updates the blog; promotes club events; and safeguards the Toastmasters brand.