Somewhere around the time that I was moving into district leadership, I think it was when I was running for Lt. Gov’r of Marketing (LGM), I was mentioning Toastmasters more often to family and friends, and my father casually mentioned that he had been a Toastmaster for a while.
He’d never talked about it before, and it turns out I was just 2-3 years old when he was involved. He thinks it was at most 6 months one winter, then the spring planting season on the farm required him to miss a few months, and he never went back. He says he did maybe 2-3 speeches, and was favorably impressed with it, it just didn’t fit into a farmer’s schedule.
Now, he’s a member of another college/community organization that requires him to write and deliver (orally) a major paper (usually historical in nature) once every two years.
The Toastmasters club in the town I grew up in is long defunct, but with a college there (central Iowa), they should try one again. It’s too far away for me to provide any sort of direct support though.
I guess that makes me a Toastmasters “legacy”!