Local Toastmasters Club Hosts Toast of The Town

If you have lived in the Foothills area for any length of times you will likely recognizes the names of Lloyd and Marlene Hitt and that of Herrold Egger.

After a dinner and lively Toastmaster meeting, these long-time community leaders were awarded plaques which proclaimed them as Toast of the Town. The awards were given by the Foothills Community Toastmasters Club in recognition for use of Public Speaking and Leadership in service to our community.

The event happened on October 17 at the home of Marynance Schellenbach.

Susan Stewart presented the award to Herrold citing his many contributions to the community over the years including is work with D.A.R.E., an LAPD program to alleviate the drug problems in the area as well as his contributions to the Little Landers Society.

Lloyd and Marlene Hitt were presented their awards by Joe DeCenzo who relayed their long lives of service to the community including helping to found the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council, work with Landers Society and efforts to get landmarks and historical sites recognized and protected.

Richard Stewart spoke about the Foothills Community Toastmasters was established to assist the Foothills community members to increase their public speaking and leadership skills. He relayed how being a Toastmaster helped him to overcome severe embarrassment and led to his performing in a comedy troop as well as being an active participant in the community groups such as the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and Rotary Club.

The club plans make the Toast Of The Town awards an annual event to acknowledge community members who are setting a good example to us.

The club meets regularly on Monday nights at the home of Richard and Susan Stewart, 10700 Hillrose Circle, Sunland.

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