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Our History

We are proud of our past but we have a vision for the future.

Our Presidents

  • David Tomlinson – 2022 - Present

  • Sue Loucks – 2021  – 2022 

  • David Tomlinson – 2020 – 2021 

  • Errol Byrnes – 2019 – 2020 

  • Luke Donabauer – 2018 – 2019 

  • Denise Tomlinson – 2017 – 2018 

  • Sharon Austin – 2016 – 2017 

  • Sue Loucks – 2015  – 2016 

  • Jan Vecchio – 2014 – 2015 

  • Jan Vecchio – 2013 – 2014 

  • Reg Stewart – 2012 – 2013 

  • Steve Barber – 2011 – 2012 

  • David Tomlinson – 2010 – 2011 

  • Greg Holterman – 2009 – 2010 

  • Graham Blandy – 2008 – 2009 

  • Laurel Holterman – 2007 – 2008 

  • Donald Millar – 2006 – 2007 

  • Kathy Stewart – 2005 – 2006 

  • Francis Elmes – 2004 – 2005 

  • Jan Vecchio – Charter to 2004

Charter Members

  • Club Sponsors

    • Graham Blandy

    • Jan Vecchio

  • Club Mentors

    • Bob Wright

    •  Sue Terry

  • Sponsoring Clubs

    • Balgowlah RSL

    • Dee Why RSL

  • Club Officers At Charter

    • President – Jan Vecchio

    •  VPE – Graham Blandy

    • VPM – Francis Elmes

    •  VPPR – Laurel Holterman

    •  Secretary – Bob Wright

    •  Treasurer – John Holterman

    •  SAA – Keren Snell

  • Charter Members

    • Graham Blandy, Franz de Zeeuw, Francis Elmes, Margaret Elmes, John Holterman, Laurel Holterman, John Inglis, Ralph Ireland, Muriel Jones, Sammi Newman, Tom Nicol, Michael Renvoize (deceased), Stephen Robertson, Keren Snell, Kathy Stewart, Denise Tomlinson, Sue Terry, Elke Van Ewyk, Jan Vecchio, Antonio Vescio, Bob Wright

Distinguished
Club Award

The Distinguished Club award is the highest award Toastmasters International bestows.

The DTM recognises a superior level of achievement in both communication and leadership of the club. 

  • 2021  2022 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – President Sue Loucks

  • 2020  2021 – Distinguished Club - 5 goals - President David Tomlinson

  • 2019  2020 – Distinguished Club - 5 goals - President Errol Byrnes

  • 2018  2019 – Distinguished Club - 5 goals - President Luke Donabauer 

  • 2017  2018 – Distinguished Club - 5 goals - President Denise Tomlinson

  • 2016 – 2017 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – 22 members – President Sharon Austin

  • 2015 – 2016 – Select Distinguished Club – 7 goals – 20 members – President Sue Loucks

  • 2014 – 2015 – Distinguished Club – 5 goals – 20 members – President Jan Vecchio

  • 2013 – 2014 – Select Distinguished Club – 7 goals – 25 members – President Jan Vecchio

  • 2012 – 2013 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – 21 members – President Reg Stewart

  • 2011 – 2012 – Distinguished Club – 5 goals – 20 members – President Steve Barber

  • 2010 – 2011 – Select Distinguished Club – 7 goals – 21 members – President David Tomlinson

  • 2009 – 2010 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – 21 members – President Greg Holterman

  • 2008 – 2009 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – 21 members – President Graham Blandy

  • 2007 – 2008 – President’s Distinguished Club – 10 goals – 24 members – President Laurel Holterman

  • 2006 – 2007 – Select Distinguished Club – 7 goals – 29 members – President Donald Millar

  • 2005 – 2006 – President’s Distinguished Club – 9 goals – 29 members – President Kathy Mills

  • 2004 – 2005 – President’s Distinguished Club – 10 goals – 29 members – President Frank Elmes

  • 2003 – 2004 – President’s Distinguished Club – 10 goals – 33 members – President Jan Vecchio

Annual Club Awards

THE EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AWARD – donated by the Loucks family Sue, Guy and Annastasia) in 2021

 

  • Be an excellent Role Model

  • Inspires others to work collaboratively and creatively

  • Demonstrates initiative

  • Provides a club environment that is respectful, collegial and supportive

  • Fosters pride in Northern Beaches Toastmasters Club specifically and Toastmasters in general

  • Is actively involved in mentorship and development of others

  • a member of this club displaying the above qualities but not required to be a member of the Club Executive Committee.

THE APPRECIATION AWARD – donated by Keren Snell in 2004

 

  • Helpful to Chairmen in organising meetings

  • Organises raffle prizes

  • Willing to accept assignments if there is a gap on the meeting program

  • Goes beyond the boundary of duties

  • Offers to assist members generally

MICK RENVOIZE AWARD FOR COMMITMENT – donated by Jan Vecchio in 2004 –  in memory of past club member Mick Renvoize

 

  • Committed to the club as shown through attendance, participation in club meetings and preparation of assignments

  • Committed to Toastmasters as shown through attending District sponsored events

  • Committed to the education program as shown through achievement of education awards

  • Committed to helping others as shown through effective evaluations and mentoring

  • Committed to the Club Mission

  • Committed to the Toastmasters Promise

"THE VECCHIO" TOASTMASTER OF THE YEAR – donated by the Holterman Family (Laurel, John, Leisl, Greg) in 2004

 

The Toastmaster of the Year shows enthusiasm, dedication and a willingness to help others;  has a standard of excellence and lives by the Toastmasters Promise. The Holterman family donated this trophy to be awarded annually to an all-round outstanding Toastmaster,  who:

  • contributes to the running of the club

  • helps the club to achieve in the Distinguished Club Program

  • does more than what is expected

  • lives by the Toastmasters Promise

  • actively promotes the club and Toastmasters generally.

  • In recognition of the commitment to Northern Beaches Toastmasters Club reaching charter strength and the effort that Jan Vecchio put into make us “move forward and get ahead” as the most fun and exciting club in Hawkesbury Division, the trophy is to be known perpetually as The Vecchio.

Year
Appreciation Award
Mick Renvoize Award
Toastmaster of the Year

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