Toastmasters Chapter Named to Presidential Distinguished Club

YOUNGSTOWN – Executive Club 408 Toastmasters Youngstown has been named to The Presidential Distinguished Club (PDC), the highest of three awards given by Toastmasters International.

To reach the PDC level a Toastmasters club must meet the membership prerequisite of 20 members and achieve at least nine of the 10 goals that include education, membership, training and administration. The Executive Club 408 attained all 10 goals.

“I am proud of all the hard work put in by my leadership team and the rest of the members of Toastmasters 408 to achieve President’s Distinguished status,” said Jim Hruska, current VP of education for the local organization and immediate past president.

Toastmasters International recognizes and rewards clubs consistently maintaining high standards of service to their members, the community and reaching their goals. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization teaching public speaking and leadership skills. There are more than 16,900 clubs worldwide with 357,000 members in 143 countries.

“It was a great accomplishment to see two years of hard work and planning pay off,” said Andrea Wells, the past president of the Executive Club 408 and now the District 10 Club Growth Director. “A member who is working towards their goals, contributes toward the club’s goals as well. Successful members make a successful club.”

Chartered in 1966, Executive Club 408 meets on Monday evenings at Mahoning County Republican Headquarters, 8381 Market Street, Boardman, but is not affiliated with any political or religious organization or causes.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.