The Shreveport Club was chartered in May 1949. That’s almost three-quarters of a century. They must be doing something right. Give them a round of applause.
According to Lee Hearn, “The Shreveport Club has always had a core group of members who could always be counted on to step up when there was a need, whether it be giving a Pocket speech, filling a meeting role, serving as a club officer, attending officer training, or helping with an outside event, such as a membership drive,” Secretary, and a member for fifteen years
And “our Club Meetings are always fun and entertaining with a good vibe between all participating members.” According to Ken Wimer, Vice President of Public Relations, a member since 2012.
Like many clubs, they have had to adapt to the world around them. They currently conduct their meetings in person and over ZOOM. They even have members in Texas and other states.
This club strives to be welcoming, supportive, and inclusive while providing appropriate feedback as they continue to challenge every member to grow as a speaker and leader. Club members are loyal because of their good friends and the club culture.
They laugh a lot in club meetings. Enjoy each other’s company. And try to not take themselves too seriously except during speeches, Table Topics, and when members are giving reports when they are serious and respectful. However, they do enjoy some polite teasing and jokes in between the serious parts of their meetings.
They meet on Mondays at noon. If you would like to attend one or more meetings, look them up at Toastmasters International or send a request to ( Toastmasters718@gmail.com ).