Capital City Toastmasters earns recognition

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Capital City Toastmasters has been recognized by Toastmasters International as a Select Distinguished Club for 2013-14, the 11th year in a row the club has achieved distinguished status or higher.

“I’m excited that we were able to reach distinguished status again,” said Bill McCloskey, club president for 2013-14. “This is the result of hard work by our leaders and our members.”

The club accomplished this honor by meeting eight of 10 goals in the Toastmasters Distinguished Club Program. Members in the club earned 18 educational awards during the year, which ranked third out of 195 clubs in Toastmasters Division 40, which covers eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and western West Virginia.

The club also won seven awards at the Bluegrass Division awards ceremony in early June. The division comprises 11 clubs in the central Kentucky Area.

At the ceremony, club members Mary Murray, Cynthia Brandt and Steve Lanham were honored for serving as coaches for struggling clubs in the division and leading those clubs to distinguished status.

The main purpose of Toastmasters International is to help members become more confident speakers and leaders.

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