Konstantinoupoliton Union, Cultural Center Dim. Soutsou 48 Athina 115 21 Greece
First meeting was held in January 2005 in Hellenic American Union by Barbara Kondilis. Started as a Corporate club and shortly changed to a Club open to all. The mission of all clubs is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Currently Toastmasters in Greece count several clubs and are expected to grow geometrically in the next years. As of December 2014 all clubs have elected an Area (country) Council for the first time in Greece, which will foster the growth and promotion of its clubs and and their mission even more. The Area’s mission is to help build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence through support materials, training and bringing the whole community closer.
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