Toastmasters club installs new president

DOWNEY - Ralph Diaz was named president of Dynamic Forcemasters Club 587 in Downey last week after the Toastmasters chapter hosted its officer installation dinner at the Embassy Suites.Other newly-installed officers include Salvador Cervantes, vice president of education; Raul Castillo, vice president of membership; Rebecca Banuelos, vice president of secretary; Rene Estrada, treasurer; and Agustin Duran, vice president of public relations and sergeant at arms. Each will serve from January through June of 2013. Jennifer Elam, Toastmaster Division E governor, conducted the installation ceremony. Toastmasters helps members develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth, officials said. It is also useful for residents whose English is their second language. The club meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Downey. Visitors are welcome.

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38