GOSNELLS Foothills Toastmasters celebrated its silver jubilee with a special meeting on April 3.
The Gosnells branch celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony honouring past members and featuring presentations and speeches from current members.
The Toastmasters are a non-profit organisation that specialises in helping people to develop confidence, leadership and public speaking skills.
Gosnells Foothills president Shayne Sharpe said the long-lasting friendships fostered within the group had kept the club going strong.
“The main thing is the camaraderie and the fellowship which has been maintained within the club,” he said.
“I think that’s been maintained by (founder) Leslie Ross and that’s what has been keeping the club going.”
Mr Sharpe said the Toastmasters developed many skills invaluable to everyday life.
“Every individual goes there to build up self-confidence, but they come away with a set of skills which they take into their own personal lives, the community and their work environment.”
Gosnells Foothills Toastmasters meets at 6.45pm on the first, third and fifth Monday of the month at the Southern River College Library in Gosnells.
For more information call 0499 562 085.