Teton Toastmasters to fete Fish, goddess of grandiloquence

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Teton Toastmasters of Jackson will honor local entrepreneur Anne Fish for her achievement in the fields of communication and leadership at its annual Toasting the Holidays Potluck and Awards Ceremony.

Other Toastmasters members will be presented with a variety of awards as well during the event that will be held on Thursday, December 6, from 12-1pm at Teton Toastmasters’ bi-monthly meeting in the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers. Guests are welcomed and will have the opportunity to learn and practice toasting, a skill we can all use during the holidays.

Anne Fish (Courtesy)

“The Distinguished Toastmaster award means the world to me,” Fish said. “It took over five years and close to 100 speeches, leadership projects, and local and district officer roles to reach this level within the organization. I couldn’t have achieved this without the support of my original club, Austin Toastmasters, my current clubs Teton Toastmasters and SEA in Idaho Falls, as well as our District and Area officers and many mentors.”

The Distinguished Toastmaster award is an award that last year was achieved by fewer than 0.5% of all club members worldwide, or 1,785 people out of the total membership of 357,000.

Fish’s grandfather, Hume Everett, Legal Counsel for Marathon Oil Company and one of the founders of the Wyoming Community College system in the 1940s was involved in Toastmasters and was an advocate of its programming. His membership was her inspiration.

Fish is a member of two clubs—Teton Toastmasters and an advanced speakers club in Idaho Falls called Surpassing Excellence Academy (SEA).

Teton Toastmasters meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12-1pm in the County Commissioner’s chamber in the County Administration building at 200 S. Willow (the corner of Willow and Simpson).

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