The afternoon of Saturday, September 23rd, was the first ever Toastmasters networking event at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville, South Carolina. Hosted by the Lowcountry Council, the purpose of the event was to provide the opportunity to network with other leaders in the Lowcountry and create a bigger sense of community.
While enjoying some refreshments attendees participated in a team building game, got to know one another, listened to a presentation on how meeting the needs of the members results in distinguished clubs and shared their questions and comments in an open Q&A session. Due to space constraints, this introductory event was open to current Lowcountry DEC leaders and club presidents.
The mission of the council is to convey we are here to support our members by providing additional opportunities outside of the club, where members can ask questions, get help and also have some fun! Preliminary feedback on this pilot event was positive. Mission accomplished! The council is moving ahead with planning more of these events with the next one coming in November.