Milestone: A toast to ‘Smooth Talkers’

PT Smooth Talkers - Submitted photo
PT Smooth Talkers
— image credit: Submitted photo

The PT Smooth Talkers Toastmasters recently marked its first anniversary. In honor of the occasion, a dinner party and installation of club officers was held on June 25 at the Shanghai Restaurant.

This year’s new officers include President Jeffrey Hartman, Secretary Julia Cordz, Treasurer Michael Cavett, Vice President of Education Victoria Kelley, Vice President of Membership Barbara Hansen and Vice President of Public Relations Dominic Pangelinan.

Pictured above are (back row, from left) Pangelinan, Bill Thomas, Chris Clow, John Sehl, Hansen and Marie O’Neill, with (front row, from left) Reto Fili, Cavett, Julia Cordz, Kelley, Ned Schumann, Bekka Bloom, Carol Sery and Dick Abell.

Based in Port Townsend but boasting members from the across the region (including Sequim), PT Smoothtalkers Toastmasters was chartered in 2013 to provide a supportive and positive learning experience where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.

For more information about the club, visit or drop in on one of the group’s regular meetings. The PT Smooth Talkers meets the second and  fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Seaport Landing Retirement Community Center, 1201 Hancock St., Port Townsend.


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