Vanessa A. Scott joined Toastmasters International in 2003 to learn how to become a better listener. She has a great passion for this program and is presently a member of RBC Legends Club 1305066. She has served in every officer capacity and was a President’s Distinguished Area Governor in 2008-09.
Vanessa is a published author of poetry; she enjoys cooking, crafts, meeting people and travelling. She boasts of being a fiery retiree after working for 42 years in the banking industry. She holds a master’s degree in finance and is a certified financial planner.
Her love for Toastmasters is contagious and she says she will rise to the challenge of leading Division I to the No. 1 spot in District 47. Her mantra is "Passion drives results and results define success."
Area I90 - Carlos Palacious, ACG, ALB
Carlos Palacious joined First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters, Club 1600, in November 2010. He has served as the cub’s president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations and treasurer, and was the winner of the 2013 District 47 Evaluation Contest.
Area I91 - Kimberley Bain, ACS, ALB
Kimberly Bain joined the Toastmasters program in October 2011. She took a break from the program for two years as a result of a serious accident. She recommitted to the program in 2013 as secretary of her corporate club, RBC Legends. In 2015 she assumed the role of president of her club. Since that time, she has achieved the Toastmasters designation of Advanced Communicator Silver/Advanced Leader Bronze and was a Triple Crown winner in 2015-17.
Area I92 - Shonell Pinder, ACG, ALB
TM Pinder was born August 27, 1975. She is happily married to Hubert Alonzo Pinder, Jr. They have two lovely daughters, Jaida and Ariel.
“Teaching is more a pleasure than a profession!” She teaches at Ridgeland Primary School, and serves as grade one Level Head, Religious Studies Coordinator, and Assistant Shop Steward.
She has served as P.T.A. President at Claridge Primary, is a member of Commonwealth Writers Association of The Bahamas, and a part of ‘Woman of Excellence’ in B.F.M. where she is a church member. In B.U.T. Nation Builders Club, TM Pinder has served as V.P.M., V.P.P.R., and President in 2011 – 2012. In Toastmasters, she’s received numerous trophies, awards, and certificates (certified judge).
Area I93 - Ray-Don Poitier, ACS, ALB
Ray-Don Poitier was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama, in 1977. He attended high school in Nassau, Bahamas, and later the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, where he achieved a certification in electronics. He also completed a single-phase electrical license course at the College of the Bahamas before studying electrical engineering. Poitier is an NCTI-certified line maintenance technician with Cable Bahamas Ltd.
|First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters||1600||Club Details|
|Ernest T. Strachan Club Advanced TM Club||7108||Club Details|
|Action Communicators Extraordinaire||9477||Club Details|
|Fidelity Toastmasters of Distinction||3953713||Club Details|
|Commonwealth Bank Blue Diamonds TM Club||4209559||Club Details|
|New Providence Branch of Toastmasters||3596||Club Details|
|RBC Legends||1305066||Club Details|
|Cable Revolutionaries Toastmasters 2591529||2591529||Club Details|
|Soaring Eagles Club||2888579||Club Details|
|Scotia Dynasty Club||829842||Club Details|
|B.U.T. Nation Builders||1358961||Club Details|
|FG Knights||4719842||Club Details|
|BAIC Innovators||5196080||Club Details|
|Freeport Eagles||1425||Club Details|
|Club Destiny||839960||Club Details|
|Abaco Lighthouse Beamers||1314025||Club Details|
|B.P.S.U. Excellers||5183408||Club Details|