In October 2011, two members of Westside Baptist Church in Lewisville, Samanda Marshall and Sam Sutherland, ATM stepped out on faith to bring a new ministry opportunity to Westside. On November 12, 2011, the WBC Toastmasters conducted a pre-charter meeting with the help of District 25.
The club has been moving forward with exciting momentum to grow membership as a new chartered club. Stepping out on faith has proven to be rewarding as the WBC Toastmasters celebrated their new charter during their monthly meeting on March 17, 2012. The club started with only 22 charter members and has grown to 30 members.
The new officers are working diligently to build the club and with the help of the members have goals of becoming a new Distinguished club. The WBC Toastmasters look forward to what is to come and hope that other churches will see the advantages of Toastmasters for their members and community.
Samanda M. Marshall
By Jodie Sanders