The Power to Serve ToastMaster Induction

Fear found its foe at GEBE’s parking lot…

St. Maarten; On Wednesday, June 28th 2017, at the GEBE parking lot, the “POWER TO SERVE Toastmasters”, composed of GEBE staff members, hosted the induction and installation ceremony for their new club.  The ceremony which was officiated by District 81 Director, Ms. Sherry-ann Batson, who led her 2016-2017 tenure with the slogan “Member driven; Member focused; Members first- Always!” was a great success. 

The “POWER TO SERVE Toastmasters Club” is proud to present its newly formed board:

·         President: TM Georges Richardson

·         Vice President Education: TM Ambioris Brown

·         Vice President Membership: TM Di-Angelo Remy

·         Vice President Public Relations:  TM Ahisha Nunes

·         Secretary: TM Jewel Daal

·         Treasurer: TM Lydia Carty

·         Sergeant-at-Arms: TM Godwin Carty

Immediately following the ceremony, fear found its foe as the ebullient POWER TO SERVE Toastmasters took to the lectern and left the audience in awe. 

TM Jessica Djoen called the meeting to order.

TM Yannick Hodge and TM Henry Azille wowed their colleagues and fellow Toastmasters from other clubs by delivering their ice breaker speeches (the 1st project in the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual).

TM Lydia Carti and TM Di-Angelo Remy led the Table Topics segment with engaging questions.

TM Aisha Nunes facilitated the role of Grammarian by presenting the word of the day “ebullient” and providing a report as well as an evaluation on the use of the English grammar. 

TM Ambioris Brown served as Timer, TM Godwin Carty served as Ah Counter, both providing a report to the audience.

CEO of GEBE, Mr. Kenrick Chittick, communicated his positive expectations through the use of the Toastmasters program.  Some staff members used the opportunity at the lectern to affirm their commitment to the program in the interest of their personal development as well as that of the company.

A gleeful President, Georges Richardson, expressed his conviction that there is much more in store for the club and its members which will ultimately positively impact GEBE and its customers.  He also thanked advanced Toastmasters, Ashayna Nisbett and Sharine Allamby-Duncan for providing constructive and empowering evaluations to the two speakers. 

President Georges thanks the Managing Board of NV GEBE for giving them this opportunity.  He also thanked all who contributed to bringing this project to fruition including:

Kathia Magdeleine Club Sponsor, Donna Morrison-Wilson, club Mentor, Sophia Carti Club Sponsor

Elroy Hughes, Ashayna Nisbett, Olga Mussington, Priscilla Bell, Sanjana Manek, Sharine Allamby-Duncan

Tamara Groeneveldt, Vernicia Brooks


Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership training which it achieves through a time tested structure and process.  The program fosters better thinking, listening and speaking skills as well as provides a practice platform for developing leaders. NV GEBE understands the importance of investing in its workers so they in turn can take good care of its customers.  Toastmasters provides them with the platform to create a win-win situation for all concerned.