Our Executive

Tim Norton  C.C. - President
Tim is an actor, artist, writer, programmer, public speaker, husband and father of two boys. A devoted member of Toastmasters International, he was awarded  his CC designation last spring is on his way to earning his CL designation. This is Tims second year as President, and beforehand he was Vice President of Education. In this role he helped many members reach their educational goals.

Bob Cameron - Vice President of Public Relations
Bob joined our club this year and became an active member almost immediately. When he heard the position of VP of Ed was open he eagerly volunteered to do it. Bob hopes to develop leadership skills in this position while helping other members grow and develop their own leadership and communication skills.

Christine Legree -Vice President of Membership
Coming Soon

Cassandra Russell
Cassandra Russell CC. -Vice President of Education
Cassandra Russell calls herself the Art Journalist because she helps people using images, art and words. Through her workshops, book and blog you are invited to sample symbols, color healing and self expression. She is also a contributing author to the internationally recognized book Pebbles In The Pond. Cassandra Russell’s background in Philosophy and EarlyChildhood Development lead her to pursue a career in "art for personal growth" 12 years ago. She has been Art Journaling throughout her journey. Her blog: The Art Journalist highlights her adventures, events and published work. She is a Co-founder of the monthly discussion group Conversation From The Heart. She also holds the position of Vice President of Education as a Toastmaster who loves to serve. She is a contributor to the internally recognized book Pebbles In The Pond with 46 other transformational authors. Creating a hope filled world today is her true mission.
Rob Fleischacker - Treasurer
Rob joined Toastmasters about a year ago after hearing about this program from his brother who was a member of another club. Despite having his hands full at home (he recently became a first time dad) Rob willing agreed to serve on our executive for the 2011-2012 term. Upon being elected Treasurer Rob excitedly said 'Show me the money!'

Doug Armstrong ACG, CL., Sergeant at Arms
Doug is one of our colourful speakers, well travelled and a wonderful story teller.

Doug has been married for 41 years, to his lovely wife Margaret, he has 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren. He started his career in sales for London Life Insurance Company and then was advanced to management. In 1982 they journeyed to Africa, Zaire (now democratic Republic of Congo)as missionaries. In 1988 he was moved to Nairobi Kenya, as the East African Director for Global Recordings Network (GRN). In 1997, he was transferred to England as the International Coordinator for GRN.  In July 2002 he moved back to Canada in the same position.

In 2003, that’s when Doug’s journey in Toastmasters began. Toastmaster program has helped Doug learn to condense and refine his message within the specified time period to ensure that his presentations are complete.  Doug also explains “ Toastmasters has helped me to become a better listener and evaluator.’” Doug is presently working on his DTM.

“I have really enjoyed watching people overcome their fear of public speaking and seeing our members grow.

Photo courtesy of Barrie Examiner

Annette Lavigne ATM-B CL, Secretary
Annette Lavigne joined Toastmasters in 1995.  Her reasons were not the same as some. She wanted to learn to be a better listener and to be able to effectively express her thoughts and ideas without complicating matters, (that's a nice way of saying she talked too much!)

After all these, years she is a devoted lifer.  Her business of 6 years is based  now helping others to find their own true voice via her one day Speak With Ease Now Program (Business Presentations) and Shy Busters which is dedicated to removing the "pain" from the "painfully shy" Toastmasters has changed her life. Through this program she has received the education that was always a challenge through regular channels, working with others keeps her inspired and seeing the changes in others is why she remains dedicated to this fabulous International program.