The new Toastmasters' year began on July 1, 2013 with a veteran Grand Bahama Toastmaster (TM) at the helm of Bahamas Division I, Area 93. Toastmaster Jethro Nathaniel Dixon, excitedly took on this position looking forward to helping others " Find the talent within."
As Area 93 Governor, TM Dixon is responsible for overseeing the Toastmasters clubs in the Northern Bahamas. This includes two clubs on Abaco Island: Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Club 1314025 and Abaco Bahamas Union of Teachers (B.U.T.) Pacesetters Club 3207641 and four clubs here on Grand Bahama: Freeport Eagles Club 1425, Grand Bahama Hotel Union Club 602485, Club Destiny 839960 and Grand Bahama B.U.T, Teachers with Tenacity Club 2475316.
A Toastmaster of 14 years, Dixon has served in every office at club level and he founded Toastmasters Club Destiny, Club 839960, in 2005. He joined Toastmasters Club 1425, Freeport Eagles, in January of 1999 as a young man with a severe speech impediment of stuttering and has gone on to achieve much success in the program overcoming his stuttering problem and winning several speech and evaluation competitions, including being a seven time Northern Bahamas Area Champion in Toastmasters International speech Competitions and the 2007 Bahamas Division I Speech Evaluation Champion.
An advocate of Toastmasters, one who speaks passionately about its many benefits, Dixon is a known Toastmaster throughout Grand Bahama having assisted the Ministry of Education for many years with the high school debate competitions, Junior Achievement with their speech crafts and speech competitions, the Anglican churches with their annual Elocution competition and several other organizations.
Besides Toastmasters, Dixon is involved in various other community activities including being a member of the Grand Bahama A.I.D.S. Awareness Committee, Grand Bahama Red Rose Ball Committee and Grand Bahama Teen P.E.P. (Prevention Education Program). He Co-hosted the "Power in Jesus" radio broadcast from 2000 to 2004, recorded several radio commercials and has even dabbled in acting, playing a part in a short film, "Jessica's Wish," produced by Prince Lewis Enterprises in 2012. An employee of the Rand Memorial Hospital since 1997, he currently works in the Accident and Emergency department and he is the proud father of two daughters.
TM Dixon is encouraging anyone eighteen years and older who may be interested in improving their public speaking and leadership skills and " finding the talent within", to visit a Toastmasters Club. Freeport Eagles Club 1425 meets on Thursdays at 7:00pm at Geneva's Place, Club Destiny, 839960 meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Geneva's Place and the GB Hotel Union Club, 602485 meets on Monday evenings at 7:00pm at the Workers House. Dixon says that Toastmasters is a proven organization that has helped thousands of people around the world since its inception in 1924. To learn more about Toastmasters you may visit