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Club Meetings will be On Line

We are now meeting on line!

With the desire to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, all future in-person Bridge Builders Toastmasters meetings will be canceled until further notice. However, we will continue meeting on-line.  Please contact us to obtain the login information and links needed to access the meeting. To obtain Zoom meeting link, please email:  bridgebuilderstm@gmail.com     We look forward to your joining us for a meeting.

Club News

Possible New Members for the Future?

In mid-February, Bridge Builder Bob Bannon welcomed his new granddaughter, Iona Joan.  What a wonderful Valentine’s gift!  Then, in late February, member Sharon Catania was thrilled to become a grandparent with the arrival of her grandson Dominic Robert.  Maybe future generation Toastmasters?  Congratulations, Bob and Sharon!


About Our Club

Thank you, Megan for Leading us to

President's Distinguished!


Immediate Past President Megan Vining receives the President's Distinguished Ribbon from Current Bridge Builders President Dick Poirier. Toastmasters Club quality is measured by its level of achievement of goals as set forth by Toastmasters International.  For the seventh year in a row, in 2018-2019, under Megan's leadership, Bridge Builders Toastmasters reached the highest level of President's Distinguished status by attaining 9 of the prescribed 10 goals.  The goals relate to individual member achievement in communication and leadership as well as the number of new members joining the club. Bridge Builders gained 8 new members this past year.  Several goals also relate to officers attending training and to administrative goals. 


Club Officers for 2019-20 Program Year

President:  Dick Poirier

Vice President Education: Megan Vining

Vice President Membership: Shivani Soni

Vice President Public Relations: Sharon Catania

Secretary: Christina Kapinus

Treasurer: Jeff Garrison

Sergeant at Arms: Larry Avtzis

Officers serve a term that starts July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. 

New Members

Terra and Jenny Join Bridge Builders

VP Education Megan Steiner (center) recently inducted Terra Atkinson (right) and Jenny Hamby (left) into the Bridge Builders Toastmasters Club.  Welcome to Terra and welcome back to Jenny, who returned to the club after a several year hiatus.  

Welcome to Sarah Sidy

Dick Poirier welcomes Sarah Sidy as the latest new Bridge Builders Toastmasters Club member. Welcome Sarah - we look forward to helping you expand your communication and leadership skills!

Toastmasters Club Mission

The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.


Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!

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