Lakeland College alumnus Margaret Page has been elected second vice-president of Toastmasters International, the world’s largest global organization dedicated to communication and leadership skills development.
Page was a resident of Lloydminster for more than 20 years, as well as an alumnus and member of the board of directors of Lakeland College Lloydminster. She was also part owner of Precision Contracting in Lloydminster.
Page was elected to the one-year term at the organization’s 87th annual International Convention Aug. 22 to 25 in Chicago.
When asked how her time in Lloydminster had assisted in her volunteer career with Toastmasters International Page said, “Lakeland College’s motto was 'Ever to Excel,’ which set the stage for my journey, and matches one of Toastmasters’ core values, which is commitment to excellence. It’s not about being perfect but rather saying ‘great job and here is where I can do even better.’
“I remember the song at my college graduation was 'Don’t ever lose that light in your eye.' I have taken those words to heart and made them a part of my journey. So, keep striving for improvement or success and, as you do, enjoy the journey.”
District 99 Toastmasters has nearly 150 clubs in Northern Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit educational organization that offers confidence building and training and practice in public speaking and leadership. It has 16,000 clubs in more than 150 countries.
Battlefords Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Room 108, Don Ross Centre. Guests are always welcome.
In the photo are Rena Weikle District 99 Club growth director from Cut Knife, Margaret Page, second vice-president of Toastmasters International, Glenn Walker, district director D99 and Lana Sweeney D99 program quality director. Photo submitted