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the Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival          online clubs. Members of her club have completed
      princesses with their speeches. They are vying        levels 1-5.
      for scholarships based on the speeches they               She likes the relevancy of Pathways. Innovative

      give. Yaquina Toastmasters Club is renewing           Planning is her Path. She is in level 3. Lauralee is
      23 members. By the way, the club has earned           looking forward to other new paths, especially
      10 goals.                                             Storytelling, which is one she has heard will be
                                                            coming in the future.
      Benefits of Toastmasters
         When Yaquina Toastmasters held a meeting  DTM

      for Rotary, Lauralee served as Topicsmaster.              Lauralee will finish her Advanced
      One of the attendees, a business owner, was           Communicator Gold before she goes further in

      impressed wth how she handled her portion             Pathways. Her High Performance Leadership
      of the meeting. After seeing all that Lauralee        Project is a club open house to be held this
      does as the VP Public Relations,  she called          month. She will easily wrap up the three required
      her in for an interview. Financial Freedom            speeches. Her last requirement to earn her DTM,

      Wealth Management Group hired her to                  in the traditional program, is to start a new club.
      manage their public relations and social media.       She is already working on it. I don’t know for
      Bateman Funeral Home, Affordable Burial and           sure, but my guess is Lauralee is the youngest
      Cremation hired her to manage their website           Toastmaster in District 7. I am sure she will be

      and social media. She credits Toastmasters            our youngest Distinguished Toastmaster.
      as the reason for learning how. Toastmasters              Lauralee wisely tapped into what Toastmasters
      also helped with her role as STEM (Science,           has to offer. I predict when she graduates and
      Technology, Engineering and Math) Club                applies for a job she will be head and shoulders

      president. And, it helped her complete her            above all her competitors. She is confident and
      communication classes. “I am confident talking        articulate. She will go far.
      to others.” she says. “I feel comfortable leading
      other people.” Lauralee believes in

      the education program and likes the
      variety of speeches she can give.


         Lauralee loves teaching. To help
      orient new members in her club, she
      created a 5-7 minute speech on how to
      fill out a Competent Leader Manual.

      Her love for teaching inspired her
      to become a Pathways Guide. She
      completed her Pathways training for
      clubs in District 7. She will be training

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