YOUR NEWS: Toastmasters honor Buckley Tech. Sgt.


Kyle Carpenter, Personnelist and Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force, current Secretary/Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the DEFENDERS OF SPEECH TOASTMASTERS CLUB #697557 was honored at the 2014 Toastmaster Of The Year black tie event held on June 27, 2014 at the Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Avenue for receiving his Competent Communication Toastmaster Award. Saluted for serving as an exemplary dual member of both the distinguished DEFENDERS OF SPEECH and president’s distinguished ABSOLUTELY ARTICULATE TOASTMASTER CLUB #1272692, Carpenter serves as respectable leader, and Advanced Toastmaster in the Aurora D6 Area and will now begin work on advanced-level projects in pursuit of his Competent Leader (CL) and High Performance Leadership Project Awards.   Since joining Toastmasters in 2012, Carpenter enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Lisa in addition to writing & presenting speeches and serving as role model and mentor in his international business club. Says Carpenter “our club provides a friendly, self-paced environment where all members can grow and learn.”

Recognized as the world’s undisputed expert in public speaking, Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that is made up of a global network of meeting locations that consists of 292,000 members in 14,350 clubs within 122 countries from every ethnicity, education and profession.  For those seeking employment, job promotions, lack self-confidence and are afraid to speak in public, Toastmasters is an excellent, inexpensive place for enhancement of professional development. In their 90 years of existence, Toastmasters has succeeded in helping more than 4 million people around the world.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the DEFENDERS OF SPEECH TOASTMASTERS CLUB on any 2nd and 4th Thursday at 12:00 noon at the Buckley AFB – FTAC/ALS Building (behind dorms) or ABSOLUTELY ARTICULATE TOASTMASTERS CLUB on the 2nd or 4th Saturday at 8:45 am at the Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans, Aurora, CO  80014.  Most of the area Toastmaster members live in the Aurora, Denver, Centennial, Englewood and Parker areas. For more information about this dynamic, diverse group of military and/or business professionals who work together in a safe, positive and supportive environment to practice and improve self-confidence, public speaking and leadership skills, visit or call (303) 775-8010 or (303) 324-5927.