The executive committee of a Toastmasters club consists of seven elected club officers, the Immediate Past President, and a Mentoring Co-Ordinator. However, in Waverly Communicators, we are fortunate to also have non executive members who are equally invested in the management of the club’s administrative affairs bringing our numbers up to a solid 10.
Meet the club officers of Waverley Communicators 2017-2018:
Jacek Lasota CC – President
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.
Johanne Burns – Vice President Education
The VPE is responsible for planning, organising and directing club meetings and programmes; scheduling speeches and roles; and monitoring member progress.
Moira Beaton DTM – Vice President Membership
The VPM ensures individual member retention; makes guests feel welcome and provides them with the information they need to join.
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.
I joined Waverley Communication in 2013.
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.
Oliver Tidman – 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 byelaws.
Oliver Joined Toasmtaster’s in September 2016 with an aim to become confident in conducting law lectures and running meetings as Chair of Chessels Court Area Association.
‘In Waverley everyone in the club does their best to help each other improve their public speaking, and the surprising aspect was how multicultural the membership is.’
Fun fact about Oliver: ‘In no particular order: I enjoy playing football, squash, saxophone and spending time with my family!’
Eileen Scott CC CL – Sargent At Arms
The SAA is responsible for the management of the club’s property, meeting room preparation and hospitality.
Paul Bailey CC CL – 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.
Paul is a member since 24th of July 2010. He joined as he wanted to be confident in running meetings as President of East of Scotland Cricket Association.
‘Waverley Communicators is a really friendly club, and the surprising aspect is the use of an ah-counter.’
Fun fact about Paul: ‘I enjoy mowing lawns, risk-free matched-betting & cuddling Cheryl Cole (in my dreams!).’