Bechtold is Toastmaster of the Year

BAR HARBOR — Bob Bechtold has been selected as this year’s MDI Toastmaster of the Year, an honor which demonstrates enthusiasm for improving their leadership and communications skills and their dedication to the club’s well-being.

As one of the first charter members, Bechtold has served in a variety of roles including club president, vice president of education, vice president membership and secretary. He also has maintained the club website for the past five years, served as the division director and twice chaired the district conferences. Bechtold has achieved his Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) certification and twice become a Triple Crown winner. Visit the MDI Toastmasters website.

District 45 Toastmasters includes more than 100 corporate and community clubs in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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