Kiritikos Toastmasters Club holds election for its board officers


July 21, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SUN STAFF

KIRITIKOS Toastmasters Club recently elected its board of officers: Bill Biss, president; Betsy Yeaton, vice president for education; Barry Setser, vice president for membership; Jane Biss, vice president for public relations; Eugene Hill, secretary; and Bill Squires, sergeant-at-arms.

In addition to his duties with the local group, Bill Biss also serves as area governor for five other Toastmasters groups in Howard ** and Anne Arundel counties.

All the clubs follow the Toastmasters program, designed to help people improve their communication and leadership skills. Biss joined Toastmasters four years ago. "It changed my life," he said. "If someone had told me then that I could do this, I wouldn't have believed them."

In Toastmasters, he said he has learned more about giving speeches, about the use of gestures, about storytelling, informing and persuading, and about following Robert's Rules of Order.

Members also meet Toastmasters from all over the world. At a recent meeting, guest speakers were Toastmasters from the Philippines and Japan.

The group, founded 33 years ago, meets at 6 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays of each month at Perry's Restaurant in Odenton. Members attend from across the West County area. People interested in learning more about Toastmasters are encouraged to attend a meeting or call 301-490-6233.

Key Club barbecue

Arundel High School Key Club members enjoyed a summertime barbecue Saturday night at the Crofton home of the club's new president, Sheena Washington.

Club members made plans for their activities next month, including a party at Crofton Convalescent Center, a barbecue social, repainting the Paw Prints on the high school driveway and being host of a Teachers' Breakfast to welcome faculty and staff to a new school year.

Joining Sheena on the Key Club's governing board are the 1998-1999 officers: Vice Presidents Stephen Gallant-Gardner and Kevin Brennan, Secretaries Wendy Scholfield and Alinka Rivera, and Treasurer Debbie Phillips.

Bowling plans

An afternoon of bowling is planned for Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church keglers, families and friends at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crofton Bowling Lanes on Priest Bridge Drive in Crofton. The event is sponsored by the church's Outreach and Fellowship Committee. Information: 410-721-2313.

Pub Date: 7/21/98

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