D46 Honorable Mention Website 2007-2008
Apr 16, 2009
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In Hackettstown, two demo meetings were held at Centenary College in April, 2007 but turnout was small. After a struggle to find a meeting space, room at the Hackettstown Community Center was obtained in November, 2007 and three demo meetings were held in December. Turnout was again extremely light although the list of those expressing interest continued to grow. Several experienced Toastmasters who lived in the area decided to help get the chapter started.
Even before chartering, we distinguished ourselves in several ways. At the District 46 Spring Conference on May 18, 2008 Hackettstown was awarded Honorable Mention in the District Website contest! Also at the Conference, Hackettstown VP-Education Steve Lord placed first in the Speech Evaluation contest. For the 2008-2009 Toastmasters year, Hackettstown Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Birnbaum was the Area 23 Governor!
In August, 2008 Hackettstown captured the District 83 Traveling Gavel! See the District 83 website for details about the Traveling Gavel. And Hackettstown Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Birnbaum again made the news as the 2009 Spring Conference chair for District 83.
Fortunately, Hackettstown was continuing to attract new members and, with a bit of effort by VP-Membership Bill Watras, signed up it's 4th member on June 29th. The fifth point was complete and the club became Distinguished in its first (partial) year!
The Mt. Olive Weekly, Feb. 18, 2008 - Flanders man a Toastmasters "Table Topics" winner
Warren Reporter, Aug. 11, 2008 - Group is the 'toast' of town
Warren Reporter, Dec. 25, 2008 - Toastmasters of Hackettstown collects toys for PBA's Toys for Tots campaign
Warren Reporter, Apr. 14, 2009 - Hackettstown Toastmasters chapter welcomes new members
The Daily Record, May 10, 2009 - Hackettstown adds Toastmasters group
Hackettstown This Month, Jun. 16, 2009 (page 9) - Toastmasters of Hackettstown Officially Chartered
Warren Reporter, Aug. 22, 2009 - Hackettstown Toastmasters elect officers for 2009-2010
The Alternative Press, Dec. 18, 2009 - Hackettstown Toastmasters Chapter Seeks New Members