SRI ORGANON TOASTMASTERS
Region II, District 4, Division C, Area C-4, Club #1435

The 29th Anniversary Meeting and Awards

Not to break with tradition, the 29th Anniversary Meeting featured the annual Toastmaster awards and a potluck luncheon.

Monica Thompson, D.V.M., of the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City, received the Community Achievement Award. This award is given to someone in the community who embodies the spirit of communication and leadership. Dr. Thompson was selected because of her dedication to the Nine Lives Foundation (NFL), which she founded in December 2004. The Foundation is dedicated to the welfare of all cats and kittens, and seeks to end needless euthanasia by rescuing cats and kittens from death row at area shelters. The shelter is staffed by a mixture of professionals and volunteers from the surrounding communities who help rehabilitate the cats, give veterinary treatment under her direction and find permanent loving homes. Dr. Thompson works tirelessly, seven days a week, to provide excellent medical care, spays/neuters all animals at the shelter which also serves as clinic for not only the cats in her care but for outside patients too.

Monica Thompson

Monica Thompson

Also honored were Dan Brehmer, receiving the Toastmaster of the Year Award and Bill Jarrold, receiving the Karl Lind Award.

Left to right: Dan Brehmer & Bill Jarrold

Left to right: Dan Brehmer & Bill Jarrold

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