A Richmond-based Toastmaster has been elected second vice-president of the international branch of the public speaking organization.
Margaret Page, a member of Spotlight Speakers — one of about 20 Toastmaster clubs in Richmond — was named second VP after a campaign speech at the Toastmasters International annual conference in Chicago last month.
Page, a Delta resident, was elected to the one-year term at the organization’s 87th Annual International Convention, after being up against four other candidates from around the world.
And, in four years, she will become the international president; only a handful of women have held that honour and responsibility since 1930.
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Page is now a “working ambassador.”
As such, she will work with the board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International around the world.
“Toastmasters transforms people’s lives as we hold each other to a higher standard and lift each other up,” said Page, an entrepreneur, investor and founder/co-founder of several companies.