Hudson Toastmasters Club 6785 is offering four free scholarships to join the club, for people who want to improve communication and leadership skills. The scholarship will cover the joining fee, and six-month membership dues for October-March.

Toastmasters is an international organization with more than 15,000 clubs in 135 countries. Its mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Toastmasters' proven program can help you reach these goals. By joining the Hudson Toastmasters Club, you will find a supportive, learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn more about Toastmasters, and how it has changed the lives of members by visiting

To apply for the scholarship, you are required to attend a Hudson Toastmasters Club meeting one time. You will receive the scholarship application form. The deadline to submit the application form is Aug. 31. The winners will be informed by email by Sept. 15. The presentation of winners will be Sept. 25 at the regular Hudson Toastmasters Club meeting.

Meetings are held every second and fourth Mondays monthly (except holidays), 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Henning Software, 102 First Street, Suite 211, Hudson. Meetings are open to the public. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Billie Henning at 330-650-4212 or email