By Senator Horn


     WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize and honor

the contributions of individuals and organizations that reflect standards of excellence and enhance the well‑being and quality of life of the citizens of the state of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International is a leading movement in making effective oral

communication a national and international reality for all persons; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International, through its member Toastmaster Clubs, helps

men and woman of all ages learn the art of speaking, listening and thinking, vital skills that

promote self‑actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and

contribute to the betterment of all mankind; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International, through its member Toastmaster Clubs, provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop the communication and leadership skills which foster self‑confidence and personal growth; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International member Toastmaster Clubs usually meet each

week for one to two hours and usually contain three main elements: prepared speeches, impromptu speeches, and evaluations of speeches which provide feedback on the positive aspects of the speeches and friendly suggestions for improvement; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International, through its member Toastmaster Clubs, benefits

individuals, companies, communities and countries by providing potential leaders in all walks of life, the skills, discipline, and confidence needed to succeed; and

     WHEREAS, Toastmasters International currently has over 8,000 member Toastmaster

Clubs worldwide made up of approximately 170,000  members with over 3,400 members in the state of Washington, and is growing by approximately 250 new members worldwide each day;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor the Toastmasters International, and its member Toastmaster Clubs, for the contributions it has provided the citizens of this state; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the week of January 29, 2001, through February 2, 2001, be recognized as Toastmaster Week and that all persons be encouraged to participate in the beneficial programs Toastmasters International provides through its member Toastmaster Clubs; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Karen Evons, Distinguished Toastmaster, Past District Governor, Toastmasters International, Washington State Toastmasters.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 2001-8607,

adopted by the Senate February 2, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate