The chartering ceremony of the Durrar Toastmasters Club was held on 6 June, 2015 in Reggae, Kuwait with Toastmaster Christy Kulathooran, President presiding over the event.
The charter of the club was presented by the Chief Guest for the function, Yasser Suleiman, District Governor for District 20 of Toastmasters International - himself a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
Also present on the occasion were Toastmasters International dignitaries, namely, DTM Wafaa Salman (Division I Governor), TM Dr. Mohamed Makhlouf (Division I Director - Elect), TM Satish Kumar (Division O Governor), TM Sunil Kumar Singh (Area 36 Governor) and TM Dileep Thomas (Area 36 Director - Elect).
Durrar Toastmasters Club, sponsored by DTM Anil Reis Lobo and TM Sunil Kumar Singh, was formed in January 2015 with 22 Charter members. The club meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Within just four months of formation, the Club has attained some important distinctions, such as 'Beat the Clock' and 'Distinguished Club'. The club has attained popularity in the community and has already inducted eight new members since formation through the efforts of Vice President – Membership (VPM) TM Anish Mathew. Durrar Toastmasters Club has members from different nationalities living in Kuwait and aims to expand its membership base further with a view to making the club meeting even more lively.
The Club’s VP – Membership Elect TM Sadiq Ali has set himself a target to induct more new members in an effort to spread the benefits of leadership and communication in the community.
During the meeting in which the Chartering Ceremony was conducted, a new Executive Committee led by MTM Al Kumar as President (Elect) also was administered the Oath of Office by TM Dr Mohamed Makhlouf to hold office from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
The club is affiliated to Toastmasters International, the popular 92 year old non-profit organization with the mission of empowering “individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders” with a global network of 14,650 clubs in 126 countries.
Individuals interested in joining the Durrar Toastmasters Club can contact the club by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.