Remembering Michael Coady – A Tribute

You Are Missed

On March 7, 2017 Michael Coady, DTM suffered a massive heart attack after presenting his speech “Apparently I Snore” at the International Speech Contest at his home club Miracle’s Toastmasters. He did not recover. It was a heavy blow for those of us at Miracle’s, for his family, and for the larger toastmasters community.

He was a big man with a big heart, a big presence, and a big laugh. How fitting that his final moments were spent making us all laugh. From the moment he joined our club five years ago he was involved. His dedication and commitment to the club was evident from the beginning. He was the President of our club for two years and both years we were a President’s Distinguished club. He is the only member of our club to receive his DTM designation. He helped to make our club a stronger club. He will be missed.

On March 14, we had an informal memorial service for Michael at our meeting. His brother Bob (his only sibling) was there, his friends were there, his fellow Miracle’s members were there, as well as toastmasters’ members from other clubs. Together we shared stories, laughter, caring and love to honor Michael on his journey home. I am very grateful for the times I have shared with Michael. For the time I spent getting to know his wonderful brother Bob. For my dear fellow Miracle’s members who have been so helpful and supportive of each other and for the support we have received from the larger Toastmasters family.

This experience has taught me a valuable life lesson. That together, in community we are stronger.

Blessings To All, Bob Ellwood (Miracle’s President)                                                     03/20/2017

See Michael Coady – Photo Compilation

Overcoming Obstacles With The Help of Toastmasters

Leaha shares a glimpse into her road to recovery

Leaha MacDonald—current president of CTI TechTalkers—was walking across a pedestrian intersection with her bike when she was struck by an SVU going 50 km/hr. The accident left her in a coma for 2 months, and even though she was wearing a helmet that saved her life, she received a severe brain injury. Click here to read more…

Broadening Your Horizons

Chuck shares his talents

Chuck Rose initially joined Toastmasters in 2005 because his wife, a member of 3500 Foot Toastmasters Club, was enjoying her Toastmasters experience. He visited her club, enjoyed the experience and decided to join. Apparently, it was way more fun than he originally expected. Click here to read more…

Happy Unexpected Endings

The power of feedback

Harvey Taphorn of Literally Speaking and a dual District Speech Evaluation Contest winner, told me a story about giving advice to a fellow toastmaster, Supreet Dhillon (Spring Forward Northwest Toastmasters). She had never met Harvey, so in her words, a stranger came to her after winning the Area Contest and told her that in order to win at the division level, she had to edit and delete some sections in her speech. Click here to read more…

Rowena Shines On Stage!

She is a testament to the value of the Toastmasters experience!

Fellow Toastmaster, Rowena Romero DTM, stars in her very first theatrical production, Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific as Bloody Mary.   Click here to read more …

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