Public speaking had always made me nervous, and I knew that Toastmasters could help me relax and have more fun with it. Still, I didn't join until May of 2012. I found the Flatirons View Toastmasters Club and I instantly felt comfortable with the group.
In August of 2013 I reached my first goal of obtaining Competent Communicator (CC) recognition. I obtained the Competent Leader (CL) recognition in 2015. Many Toastmasters enjoy completing these first tracks, but I continued my work and obtained the Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze awards in 2017. I am working on completing additional awards.
I won Toastmaster of the Year for 2012, which was a great honor. I have held all of the officer roles for Flatirons View since my membership began, and I have improved or introduced many processes. I am lucky to know a fantastic bunch of talented speakers, and I look forward to continued learning with my fellow club members.