Meet the Committee!

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Tom Hostetler President

Tom Hostetler


Toastmasters is an experience that I should have tried 30 years earlier. The practice and experience we get on the stage is exceptional.   I spoke and presented regularly to work groups most of my career, but I always felt my delivery was pretty flat and that I could do better. Then as home working became the norm, I lost the opportunity to speak in front of people. After a while, I didn’t want to do it anymore and avoided opportunities. Since joining the Maidenhead Speakers Club in 2015, I’ve regained my confidence, and continue my journey and have fun doing it.    
It also gave me the opportunity to finally get out of my shell and start to become comfortable on the stage.  The support is amazing.  

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Angela Preston Vice President of Education (VPE)

Angela Preston

Vice President Education (VPE)

I have been a member of Maidenhead Speakers for four years and I joined Toastmasters to gain more confidence for work meetings and presentations.

Toastmasters has helped me to increase my confidence in public speaking and thinking on my feet to answer questions. So instead of dreading having to speak in public, I can now feel more relaxed and in control.

As VP Education I am responsible for the club schedule and education programme.

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Kam Bains
Vicr President of Public Relations and Sergeant at Arms

Kam Bains

Vice President Public Relations (VPPR)

Sergeant at Arms (SAA)

I joined Toastmasters in 2021 during lockdown. I wanted to improve my public speaking and leadership skills.

Maidenhead Speakers is a very friendly club and a safe place to practice. I have learnt so much in a short space of time and I am constantly challenging myself.

I currently have a dual role as Sergeant at Arms and the VP of Public Relations. As Sergeant at Arms I am responsible for opening the meeting, whereas the VPPR’s role is to the publicise the club, oversee the club website and protect the Toastmasters brand.

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Steve Catchick Vice Presidentr Membership

Steve Catchick

Vice President Membership (VPM)

As VP Membership Steve is the first point of contact to welcome visitors to the club. He joined Maidenhead speakers in 2004 and has been a past president of the club and also a past Division Governor for the Toastmasters responsible for the health of 32 clubs in South East England. Steve runs his own training and consultancy business focusing on communications and customer service and puts that down to the skills he has learnt at Toastmasters. He looks forward to welcoming you.

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Alistair Morrell

Alistair Morrell

Immediate Past President

Post-MBA studied in 2015-2018, I was looking for a skill which could be honed and project my career in the context of my industry. Public speaking is, for most of us an acquired, learned and practised skill, and not something that comes naturally. Furthermore, in the increasingly online driven and media focussed society where the first 30 seconds counts, it seemed to be a good priority to learn more of the tactics and skills about public speaking. So in 2018, I joined the Toastmasters Club in Maidenhead. Its history and heritage, together with a fantastic supportive and proficient membership, make it an honour to be the nominated President for 2020-2021. Join us, you will not be disappointed!

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