Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Toastmasters Club ties mission to Atlanta Pastoral Plan

Published September 17, 2015

ATLANTA—St. Leo the Great Toastmasters Club is now inviting all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta to develop stronger communication and leadership skills.

The organization was known as The YAM Toastmasters Club, but recently changed its focus. (The organization was profiled in July 2014. You can read the story:

Club President John Hartwell said the change was done in part to better line up with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. Its “Living Our Faith” section called for Catholics to better explain the ‘why’ of the faith, he said.

The club’s mission is to provide a positive and supportive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Learn how Toastmasters can help Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta develop those skills by visiting its website at

Meanwhile, a second Toastmasters club based at a parish recently began at the Cathedral of Christ the King. It’s called the St. Maximilian Kolbe Club. It meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.