Five people who are members of the Toastmasters Allendale Club were recognized for achieving the organization's highest honor.
The Distinguished Toastmasters are Kelly Berendsen, executive assistant, President’s Office; Martha Moore, senior accountant; Noreen Savage, administrative assistant, Brooks College Dean’s Office; and community members Tricia McDonald and Carolyn Waterstradt.
Berendsen serves as Michigan’s West Division governor for Toastmasters; Moore is a past area governor. Savage said joining Toastmasters and learning to be an effective public speaker opened new job opportunities for her.
Grand Valley has two Toastmaster clubs: one meets Wednesdays at noon in the Kirkhof Center, the downtown club meets Thursday mornings in the DeVos Center. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/toastmasters.