Westfield Toastmasters earn awards


Westfield Toastmasters President Charles Nzeyimana presents Terry Giovanoni with his Competent Leader Award. (Photo provided by Nancy Vesely)

Two Westfield Toastmasters recently earned advancements within Toastmasters International. Terry Giovanoni has completed his Competent Leader Award and Mark Fornefeld earned his Advanced Communicator Bronze Award.

The Competent Leader award requires the completion of the Competent Leadership Manual, which is a practical guide to becoming a better leader, and includes the completion of 10 projects. Giovanoni was eager to challenge himself by participating in as many activities as offered by Toastmasters, including competing in the Club Humorist Speech Contest in which he won first place. He then had the opportunity to represent Westfield Toastmasters at the Area 84 Contest where he won second place.

The Advanced Communicator Bronze award involves the achieved Competent Communicator Award as well as completing two Advanced Communicator manuals on the Communication Track of Toastmasters International’s Recognition Program.

Since joining Toastmasters, both men have held different positions within the club. Giovanoni was vice president of public relations and secretary and Fornefeld served as sergeant of arms and treasurer.

Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization dedicated to helping people become the best they can be in areas of communication and leadership. Members of Westfield Toastmasters club choose their own goals and work at their own pace as they advance in the program. The club offers a hands-on, supportive workshop environment and meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Westfield Public Works Building, 2728 E. 171st St., Westfield.

For more information, visit www.1845527.toastmastersclub.org or call Club President Charles Nzeyimana at 753-1287.