Toastmasters International First Vice-President Balraj Arunasalam will speak at the District 77 Fall Conference in Orange Beach Oct. 23-25. Arunasalam will present an educational session on Saturday morning and deliver the keynote address on Saturday evening.
Arunasalam has been a dedicated Toastmaster for 26 years. He served on the Toastmasters Board of Directors from 2011 until 2015 when he was elected to his current position.
“Toastmasters is a way of life,” Arunasalam said. “It helped me understand the philosophy of leadership, to give and receive respect and to be humble.”
Arunasalam is from Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka and is the founder and chief executive of Gemtrans Engineering Company, a maker of industrial belts.
About 80 Toastmasters are expected to attend the District 77 Fall Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort. In addition to the presentations by Mr. Arunasalam, there will be educational sessions, the Table Topics and Tall Tales Speech Contests and other events. District 77 includes Alabama and parts of Florida and Mississippi.
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