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Guffee wins Toastmasters award

Brentwood Toastmasters recently awarded its annual communicators award to Williamson County Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee. 

The Brentwood Early Risers Toastmasters club gave its annual communicator of the year award to Sharon Guffee, juvenile court judge for Williamson County recently.

In presenting the award, Toastmaster Peggy Elliott thanked Guffee for her efforts in the community.

“In her work with young people she has consistently demonstrated the importance of communicating clearly to ensure that young people in trouble understand their options and the importance of good citizenship and doing what is right,” Elliott said.

In accepting the award, Guffee spoke about the needs of children at risk and the efforts being made through the Williamson County court system to ensure their ultimate well being.

“As Toastmasters, we appreciate the opportunity to remind the residents of Williamson County that we have leaders who use their communication skills to make our community a better place to live,” Anil Panuganti, club president, said “And we want them to know that anyone can develop strong communication and leadership skills through Toastmasters.”

The Brentwood Early Risers Toastmasters is one of 13,000 Toastmaster clubs affiliated with Toastmasters International, a worldwide non-profit organization headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif. Toastmasters is dedicated to helping adults of all ages to improve communication and leadership skills.

The Brentwood club, which meets on the first, third and fifth Saturday of every month, 7 a.m. at the Brentwood United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Len Serafino at 615-708-9548 or email

Posted on: 6/27/2013


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