President wins highest Toastmasters award

An Abbotsford woman was recently honoured for her achievements in the fields of communication and leadership.

Brenda Molnar with the Distinguished Toastmaster Award.

Brenda Molnar with the Distinguished Toastmaster Award.

An Abbotsford woman was recently honoured for her achievements in the fields of communication and leadership.

Brenda Molnar was presented with the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award, which recognizes the pinnacle of achievement in the public speaking organization Toastmasters International.

Less than 0.3 per cent of all Toastmasters members reach this level.

Molnar joined the Messengers Toastmasters Club in November 2008 and set a goal to earn the DTM Award within five years.

She accomplished her goal in less than four years by earning seven prerequisite communication and leadership awards, completing a “High Performance Leadership Project,” holding a district position by serving as area governor, and coaching a club that needed support.

“Developing public speaking skills has taken me out of my comfort zone and provided opportunities in my professional and personal life which make me a better person. Never underestimate your potential,” Molnar said.

Molnar is president of the Messengers Toastmasters Club and has also earned the club’s Outstanding Toastmaster Award for the last two years.

There are five Toastmaster clubs in Abbotsford. The Messengers Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Church (#300 – 3033 Immel St.). For more information, visit toastmastersabbotsford.com.