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Toastmasters 408

A slight change for Executive Club 408 Youngstown Toastmasters as Gregg Riddle of Canton Poland was sworn in as President on September 26 to complete the remaining term of former President Renee Coonfare who was sworn in July 2022. Coonfare received a promotion at her job and felt she could not fulfill her duties as president of 408. After a club election in late August, Riddle was elected president of the club.

Riddle owns a local insurance agency and has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. He has extensive leadership experience as president of the Boardman Rotary Club, chairman of his church’s board of deacons, tthe former Struthers Presbyterian Church now known as Struthers Parkside Church, and an officer of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

He served on the Poland Board of Education in 2017 and served a four-year term, as chair in 2020 and 2021.

Riddle is a graduate of Struthers High School and holds a degree in business administration from Capital University.

He described his goal for 408: “I would like to encourage participation and excellence, so that we can learn and learn from each other how to run a meeting effectively. These leadership skills are so important.

Riddle has been a member of Toastmasters since October 2016. His the term will continue until July 2023.

Executive Club 408 Toastmasters Youngstown offers members and guests the opportunity to deliver impromptu speeches such as tabletops, present prepared speeches, offer and receive constructive evaluations from other members, and participate in timely discussions.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to come to a Toastmasters meeting Monday from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Mahoning County Republican Headquarters, 8381 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio. Executive Club 408 Toastmasters is not affiliated with any political or religious organization or cause. Information: visit http://www.peakingclub.org.