Learn more about Toastmasters at open house

Toastmasters of the Northwoods will host an open house Monday at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. From left, in front are Lisa Warden and Justina Blazier and in the back are Trisha Peterson and Brian Wartick.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Want to practice public speaking, improve communication and build leadership skills? Toastmasters can teach how to break barriers.

Learn more about the organization’s history and methodology to help maximize potential at the local Toastmasters of the Northwoods group open house Monday at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. with actual meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and questions to follow at 6:30. The community is invited to attend to see what the group is all about.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Our regular Toastmaster meeting on the first and third Monday of each month. The meetings are held at the Iron Mountain VA conference room 2376, second floor above the Urgent Care entrance.

If you have questions regarding Toastmasters or would like more information, contact Trisha Peterson 906-774-5731 or check out toastmasters.org.