Club History

Southern Lights Toastmasters Club was chartered in 1979 with the assistance of Distinguish Toastmasters George Andrews, Ron Chapman and Neil Wilkinson.

Southern Lights was built on a solid foundation of experienced members wanting to help people become better public speakers.  Today, we regularly have a third of the people attending our meetings with more than 10 years of public speaking experience.  We have always had a good balance of experienced, advanced and novice public speakers.

Our Executive
Vishwada Busawan, CC
VP of Education
Nigel Bowles, CC
VP of Membership
Paul Kardash, CC
VP of Public Relations
Woody Wang
Mike Livingstone, CTM,CL
Marlene Petruch, DTM
Sergeant at Arms
Bob Wang
Past President
Rhonda Legace, CC
Distinguished Toastmasters

Southern Lights is very proud to have the guidance of many Distinguished Toastmasters, most of whom regularly attend our club meetings.

Distinguished Toastmasters are members who have achieved all leadership and communication levels established by Toastmasters International.  Southern Lights currently has the following DTM members.

Marlene Petruch DTM
Wayne Sager DTM
Neil Wilkinson DTM

Public Speaking - A skill everyone can use!


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