Executive Club 408 Toastmasters Youngstown Elects Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Executive Club 408 Toastmasters Youngstown recently elected a mixture of veteran Toastmasters and newer members for officer roles in the club for the 2023-2024 term.

Club speech champion Debbie Larson, who is currently the vice president of membership for the 2022–2023 year, was elected club president. The president presides over club meetings, as well as provides helpful and supportive leadership for all club activities.

“I am really excited to cultivate a team that further grows what we have built in previous years,” Larson said. “Basically, allowing these people the permission to step into talent they may have not gotten to express yet.”

Executive 408’s current sergeant of arms, Rayshone Phillips, was elected vice president of education, which entails being the club’s chief scheduler, assisting with speech contests and Toastmasters’ online interactive education program, “Pathways.”

“This is new for me, but I would really hope I’m able to help people get along with their Pathways because I think that Pathways was such a big thing for me to understand, and I would like to be able to just guide them in a way that helps them – not feel like it is so complicated,” she said.

The newly elected officers include Noel Powers, vice president of membership; Jere B, vice president of public relations; Mike Moss, sergeant of arms; Matt Mills, secretary; and Sharla Haun, treasurer.

The Toastmaster year runs from July 1, 2023, to July 1, 2024.

The club meets every Monday from 6:45 p.m to 8:45 p.m at the Mahoning County Republican Headquarters, 8381 Market St., Boardman. The club has no affiliation with the political party.

Those interested in improving their speaking and leadership skills are welcome to be a Toastmaster guest for free.

Pictured at top: The new officers are, front row from left, Rayshone Phillips, Sharla Haun, Jere B and Matt Mills; and back row from left, Debbie Larson, Noel Powers and Mike Moss.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.