Toastmasters starts in Tom Price

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Ninnitiri Centre chief executive James Jarvis, past Toastmasters WA District director Ian Pickens and Tom Price Toastmasters founder Rohin Simpson
Camera IconNinnitiri Centre chief executive James Jarvis, past Toastmasters WA District director Ian Pickens and Tom Price Toastmasters founder Rohin Simpson Credit: Tom Price Toastmasters/Picture: Tom Price Toastmasters

An organisation that focuses on communication and leadership development is set to be started in Tom Price and will give residents the chance to learn from each other.

Toastmasters International is a not-for-profit training organisation that operates in 143 countries and has more than 16,000 clubs around the world, including 91 in WA once the Tom Price chapter gets going.

The group had its first meeting last week, with 14 people attending.

Tom Price Toastmasters founder Rohin Simpson said the group was great for professional development or personal interest.

“It gives people an opportunity to develop leadership and effective communication skills in a supportive and comfortable environment,” he said.

Last week’s meeting was also attended by past Toastmasters WA District director Ian Pickens, who made the trip from Perth and said the organisation was club-based so members learnt from each other.

The group needs 20 members before it can officially join Toastmasters International as a club, but Mr Simpson believes getting that number will not be difficult.

“We’ve got the support of the Ninnitiri Centre and their chief executive James Jarvis is involved with the Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce and Industry which will help to bring in small businesses,” he said.

The group will meet again in the next couple of weeks.

The date and location will be advertised on the Tom Price Toastmasters Facebook page.

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