Last week, Epstein's assistant project manager, Laura Rebbe, AIA, and construction project manager, Jeremy Wright, were elected officers to the Chicago-based Premier Toastmasters club. For those of you not familiar with the club, the Mission Statement does a very good job a describing the club's goals and ambitions:
"Provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."
Premier Toastmasters was formerly a corporate club within Motorola. Due to Motorola's downsizing the club could not sustain its membership without opening its doors to the greater Chicago community. Subsequently, the club has more than doubled in size within the year and is now one of the strongest clubs of its kind in the area, and even earning Distinguished Club honors this year! Members are welcoming, friendly and supportive, and hail from around the globe, including members from Kazakhstan, India, China, and Puerto Rico to name just a few.
Laura was elected to serve as Club President for the 2016-2017 Toastmaster's year. As President, Laura is responsible for setting the course for the club's growth over the year. Working as a team, Laura and the other six officers will provide opportunities for all club members to achieve their own personal goals, through meetings, speech contests, and other fun and educational activities. Laura has been Toastmasters member since 2012, has earned her Competent Communicator award, and has previously served as Vice President of Public Relations, Club President, Vice President of Education and Area Governor.
Jeremy was elected to serve as the club's Vice President of Public Relations. In this creative and engaging office, Jeremy will promote the club within Motorola and in the surrounding community. Jeremy will create digital and print media promotions, enhance the club's social media presence, and keep club members notified of upcoming Toastmasters events in the District.
Both Laura and Jeremy are looking forward to serving Premier Toastmasters in the new year and are honored to be elected to these leadership roles. And, their Epstein family members are pretty impressed as well!
If you are interested in attending a Premier Toastmasters meeting – here's are the details…
Club Name: Premier Toastmasters
Location: Motorola office in Merchandise Mart
Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month, 12:00-1:00 pm