on my life." Since Betty loves to talk and meet new people, many say that it
is impossible for her to meet a stranger.
Past President of the Absolutely Articulate Toastmasters Club, Elinora insists that "In order for leaders to be successful,
we must have the courage and the skill to speak up." Both Betty and Elinora continue to learn from accomplished Absolutely
Articulate club members such as Darryle Brown, Byron Embry, Ian Humphrey, Paul Wyles and others.
On November 20, Betty and Elinora achieved another accomplishment by hosting their 6th Annual Back Home Gospel Shout Out event
where they honored 10 of the city’s exceptional citizens with their random acts of kindness award. Believing that random acts of
kindness are powerful ways of changing the world one act at a time, the 2010 honorees included Sia Chandler, Zona Moore, Kelley
Mymern, Cassandra Perkins, Patricia Shaver, Ruth Yamauchi and Toastmasters Gi Gi deGala, Gail Hamilton, Annette Sills-Brown and
Sisters Betty and Elinora have recently downsized from 5 toastmaster clubs to only 3 local clubs including the Absolutely
Articulate Club, Aurorators Club and the Simply Speaking Club in the D-6 area. Relying on God for guidance and leadership, Betty
and Elinora’s DTM badge reads "lift as you climb." They are currently working on a book project while enjoying
public speaking engagements.