Tortola Toastmasters Club of BVI new Executive Committee installed

16 August 2022

Tortola Toastmasters Club of BVI new Executive Committee installed

Release – The Tortola Toastmasters Club of the BVI installed the 2022-2023 Executive Committee Members before the commencement of the new year on July 1, 2022.  

At the Starry Night – A Black Tie Affair Installation Dinner on 16th July 2022, Past President Ernald George and Past Area Director Melony James served as Toastmasters of the Evening. Immediate Past President Luce Hodge-Smith conducted the installation of the enthusiastic and eager incoming Executive Committee. The Guest Speaker of the Evening was Toastmaster Dr. Arliene T. Penn, who encouraged fellow Toastmasters and guests passionately on changing their perspectives and not settle where they are but to reach for the stars.  

The 2022-2023 Tortola Toastmasters Club Executive Committee are:

  • President Wesley Walters
  • Vice President Education Kristal Collins
  • Vice President Membership Laurel Freeman 
  • Vice President Public Relations Sharona Pickering
  • Secretary Renette Jennings
  • Treasurer Patricia Thomas
  • Sergeant at Arms Melony James
  • Immediate Past President Luce Hodge-Smith

Outgoing President Luce Hodge-Smith provided admiring remarks to the outgoing Executive Committee as the club once again obtained President Distinguished for the Toastmaster Year 2021-2022. Also, in the President’s remarks, TM Weslene Walters assured the Club; present and aspiring members that the new Executive Committee is vibrant and ready for the constructive challenges ahead. 

After the conclusion of the formalities, Toastmasters and guests enjoyed the lovely and vibrant sounds of Too Smooth under the “stars”. 

The mission of Toastmasters Club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The Toastmasters International motto is “Where Leaders Are Made”.

Tortola Toastmasters is proud to be a part of District 81, which serves the Caribbean Region. Division E Director Yvonne Thomas represents all of the Toastmasters Club in Division E, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Kitts & Nevis, the Virgin Islands of the United States (USVI) and the Virgin Islands (BVI).

The Tortola Toastmasters Club meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm (GMT -4) via WebEx and in person. Feel free to keep in touch with the Tortola Toastmasters Club of the BVI via their website, Facebook, and email

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit their website.

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