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About Our Club


Essex Toastmasters is one club out of the 14,700 clubs that are a part of the Toastmasters International organization. Our friendly and diverse group of members offer abundant support and encouragement. We are an open community club that welcomes anyone who wants to face their fear of public speaking, try their best, and strive to reach their goals. Our members come from all different backgrounds, which means the speech topics are always interesting and informative.


Meet the 2023-2024 Club Officers


Every June, members are elected to serve on the club's executive board, which is comprised of the following officers: President, VP of Education, VP of Membership, VP of Public Relations, Treasurer, Secretary and Sergeant at Arms. Serving as a club officer is a great opportunity to aid in the club's success and gain valuable hands-on leadership experience.

Club Officers
Maurice Lyle, SR1



As President of the club, I am responsible for fulfilling the mission of the club, presiding at club and executive committee meetings, and supervising the operation of the club. I am proud to lead an organization that is empowering our members to find their voice and become leaders.

Rebecca Simmons, ATMB, PM4, SR1

VP of Education

As Vice President of Education, I am responsible for planning, organizing, and directing a club program which meets the educational needs of the individual members.  I look forward to helping you discover the amazing things you are capable of!

Erica Martell, EC1

VP of Public Relations

As VP of Public Relations, I am responsible for coordinating an active public relations and publicity program. This includes promoting our club through various forms of media, activities and events to raise awareness and get the word out.

Eleanor Lloyd

VP of Membership

The Vice President of Membership is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a program that ensures individual member retention and growth in club individual membership.

Caroline Kane


As Secretary, I am the club's primary note-taker and record keeper. I am responsible for managing the club files, handling club correspondence, archiving meeting agendas and taking the minutes during club officer meetings.

Gebrina Roberts


As Treasurer, I am responsible for club financial policies, procedures, and controls. With the approval of the club, I receive and disburse funds; pay to Toastmasters International all financial obligations of this club as they come due, and keep an accurate account of all transactions.

Shane Harris

Sergeant at Arms

As Sergeant at Arms, I am responsible for club property management, meeting room preparation, and hospitality.

Wendy Moses, DTM

Club Advisor


As Club Advisor, I help out where ever I am needed.

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