St. Maarten Achievers Attend Toastmasters’ Conference

St. Maarten/St. Martin Toastmasters at the District 81 Conference in Haiti


Port-au-Prince –  The SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club attended the 2018 Toastmasters International District 81 “Caribbean Toastmasters” Conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on May 17-20, 2018. Outgoing District Director Godalys Reina, DTM awarded the club with ‘Distinguished’ status for attaining 7 out of 10 club goals. Held at the Karibe Hotel in Petionville, the conference drew hundreds of Caribbean Toastmasters from the entire region and over 20 delegates from St. Maarten/ St. Martin.

Incoming SXM Achievers President Sharine Duncan, CC stated that the conference provided an excellent opportunity to absorb, adapt and think with an open mind. The four day event included networking and cultural events, informative workshops and training, inspirational presentations by accomplished Toastmasters and the highly anticipated Speech Contest which consisted of Table Topics (impromptu speeches) and prepared speeches.

Toastmasters were well treated with Haitian hospitality and had the privilege of visiting the legendary Museum Ogier-Fombrun, going on a mini island tour, experiencing a Flag Day Flea Market and circus act amongst others. The SXM Achievers Toastmasters Club recently celebrated it’s decennial or 10 year anniversary and holds club meetings every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Asha Stevens Christian Hillside School in Cayhill in the Faculty Lounge.

“The Toastmasters’ program not only improves one’s communication and leadership skills, it also enhances confidence and self-motivation to achieve more!” Duncan said. Potential members can contact the Achievers via and/or visit our Facebook page