Toastmasters meeting adjourned at Trolley Junction |

Toastmasters meeting adjourned at Trolley Junction

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The gavel marked the end of their last meeting at Trolley Junction before they move to Humpty Dumpty. When Early Risers Toastmasters President Cindy Bailey brought its Feb. 26 meeting to a close, the response was emotional.

“For over 20 years, our Tuesdays have begun here at Trolley Junction,” said charter member Karen Chileski.

“We’ve enjoyed watching the sun rise at this beautiful location. We’ve also enjoyed breakfast served by Cindy McElroy. She’s made many a member and guest feel right at home, and we will miss her very much.”

Al Alstrand founded the club in 1982. Since then, members have shared a passion for self-improvement, and conquered their fears of public speaking.

Many have gone on to win major awards in high-level competitions. It’s also where lasting friendships have begun.

Over the years, the club has met at other venues such as the old RAX Restaurant (now Jack in the Box), Holiday Lodge Restaurant (now KNCO’s offices), as well as the Holbrooke and National Hotels.

“Trolley Junction’s imminent closure forced the change,” Bailey added.

“We’ll still start at 6:30 a.m. sharp, but from March 12, we’ll hold our Tuesday meetings at the newly rebuilt Humpty Dumpty, in their function room upstairs. Although we’re sad to be leaving Trolley Junction, we’re looking forward to a new era at our new location.”

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