By Sanjana Shah, Girls Innovate! Teen Committee
Girls Innovate! is starting a Gavel Club, similar to Toastmasters International’s youth public speaking and leadership program, for girls around 12-18 years of age.
In its initial term, November 2014 – May 2015, the club will be led by Anika Bagga and Sanjana Shah, two girls from the Girls Innovate! Teen Committee, and Christie Ma, an advisor who is a member of Toastmasters. The club will run bi-monthly with 90 minutes per meeting.
As a Gavel Club member, you will grow as a leader and public speaker because the program will be lead and run by its members. There are many different roles which members may take turns practicing. Before a meeting, the host of the meeting will prepare the agenda and coordinate all the speakers and meeting roles. During a meeting, a member may give a speech, another will evaluate the speech. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to time keeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Come join us for the informational meeting on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 from 12:30 pm -2:00 pm at Los Altos Library and register for the same.