Southwest’s Komen Toastmasters has moved its meetings from the Southwest Branch Library to Westminster Presbyterian Church in advance of library construction. Komen Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership club, continues to meet on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon, as it has for over 20 years. Komen often meets on the main level of Westminster Presbyterian but occasionally meets downstairs, in the community space or the community conference room on the church’s lower level.

“We really support people finding and strengthening their own voices,” said Reverend Ruth Hamilton, Co-Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Komen Toastmasters is affiliated with Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. It offers a structured, self-directed program whereby members take a survey of their interests and goals and complete projects to work towards those goals. All members start by completing an Ice Breaker speech to practice talking in front of a group about a topic they know well—themselves.

For more information, see the club website at

By Christina Scheltema

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