Springing into growth and action! – BY ERIC BASTIEN
Fluctuating temperatures, sun, rain, snow, crocuses, and….the Oakville Lifestyle Spring Home Show!, are all clear signs that Spring 2019 has arrived.
This year’s Oakville Lifestyle Spring Home Show took place from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th at the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre. The successful show, organized by our very own Toastmaster Sharon Jenkins and her husband Dave Jenkins from Jenkins Show Productions, drew in thousands from Oakville and surrounding areas.
This year and for the very first time, First Oakville Toastmasters participated in the show. 11 enthusiastic club members volunteered to man the Toastmasters booth and represent the club with pride.
With smiling faces and brochures in hand, the club members could be heard greeting visitors with questions such as:
Would you love to improve your communication skills?
Have you considered developing your public speaking skills?
How are your leadership skills, could they be better?
The show was well attended and many visitors stopped at our booth to ask questions and learn about Toastmasters International and our club. Many decided to sign up to receive information regarding next year’s Open House events.
A big thank you to our committed volunteers for ensuring our club was well represented, and to Sharon for making this possible.
Our club always benefits from opportunities to reach out to the community and foster a growing interest in Toastmasters.
Eric Bastien & Tanouja Rama