The TAC Toastmasters Club recently won a Toastmasters International Talk Up Toastmasters Award.
The Club group was recognized in February/March for attracting five new members. This is the second consecutive year the Club has received the accolade.
"Growing our membership enhances the viability of our club and expands the pool of personal and professional diversity in the organization," says Michelle Herring, vice president of public relations for the TAC Toastmasters Club. "New members bring new skills and backgrounds, which makes for a more interesting dynamic among what is already a highly energized team of TAC Toastmasters."
TAC Toastmasters has more than 30 members, who meet twice a month to develop their public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback.
CHOP Steakhouse, the Club's home of top-quality Certified Angus Beef steaks and other all-American favorites, now welcomes Members and their guests only.
Third-floor dining was open to the general public for a trial period, but the Board of Governors voted to end the trial at the April Board meeting.
"At the Club, Members always come first, without exception," says Club President John Durkin. "The venue is very popular with Members and doesn't need to be open to non-Members to be sustainable."
The other third-floor dining venue, 220° [Modern Teppan], has been a Member-only space since it opened last year.
With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continuing to stress the importance of women in a successful economy, the latest issue of the Club's monthly publication, iNTOUCH, features a number of business-owning Members, who discuss the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in Japan.
Elsewhere in the issue, CHOP Bar's resident mixologist Nathan Baggs offers an inside peek at his libation lab, early-morning swimmers espouse the benefits of the Club's masters programs and writer Sophie Richard, who will speak at the Club in May, gives her rundown of the best art museums in Japan.
Check out the rest of the issue and back issues of iNTOUCH.
The Club will host a live screening of the long-awaited fight between legendary boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, May 3.
Members of all ages are invited to take in this fight of the century from Las Vegas while enjoying a full buffet breakfast and all-you-can-drink beer (adults only) in the New York Ballroom.
The Club's traditional home for screened sports, Traders' Bar, will also show the bout between undefeated, five-division world champion Mayweather and eight-division world champion Pacquiao.
The Club is preparing for another busy summer.
With the weather warming up, the Club offers spots to enjoy the outdoors or cool down when the city begins to sweat.
The Club's alfresco café, Splash!, opens on weekends and holidays from April 25. Conveniently located next to the Sky Pool, it's the perfect place to unwind with a coffee or grab a post-swim snack.
Meanwhile, youngsters can enjoy another season of aqua fun and frolics when the outdoor Kids' Water Park opens again on May 2.