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New Bern Toastmasters hosts holiday appreciation party for Monarch Health Drive Vocational Program

Monarch Health Drive Vocational Program
Monarch’s Health Drive Vocational Program staff and clients hold up holiday magnets made at New Bern Toastmasters’ Monarch Appreciation Party on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

New Bern Toastmasters hosted a holiday appreciation party for Monarch’s Health Drive Vocational Program on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.   Monarch has generously provided free weekly meeting space for the New Bern Toastmasters club for nearly three years.  In gratitude, the local club served a pizza, cake and ice cream lunch for the staff and the people supported by the program.  The party included a holiday magnet craft activity for all and in true Toastmasters’ style, everyone in attendance was invited to stand and share what they love most about Christmas.

“It was such a warm, heartfelt event. Words cannot express how much this means to the people we support when people come in and give back to them that have so little.  This was a wonderful event for all of us,” said Monarch Health Drive Site Manager, Helen Roberts.

New Bern Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Monarch’s Health Services Building, 1320 Health Drive.  Please Note:  Meeting start time will change to 6:30 p.m. beginning January 5, 2016.  Guests are always welcome!

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About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500-plus clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters International on Twitter.

About Monarch

Established in 1958, Monarch is a non-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch provides support for people, please call (866) 272-7826 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.

Submitted by: Heather Noto, President, New Bern Toastmasters