Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters to welcome speaker and author John Silverwood at Oct. 1 event


Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters will host a special gathering on Oct. 1 featuring local resident, author and acclaimed speaker John Silverwood. Many community members have heard of Silverwood’s experiences in a remote area of the South Pacific, when the sailboat he and his family were on hit an uncharted reef and began to sink. The full story is something you won’t want to miss. In fact, it is so compelling that a TV documentary special has been aired worldwide by CBS, FOX news, A & E Biography, and The Discovery Channel. His family was featured in Reader’s Digest’s Drama in Real Life and a BBC Radio program will be aired worldwide this fall. Silverwood’s book is “Black Wave; A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them.” All interested community members are invited to attend the event.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters is the local chapter of an international organization. Participation in Toastmasters is designed to sharpen public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Meetings are held each week on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the RSF Community Center. Guests are always welcome.

The event on Oct. 1 will also be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge but reservations are encouraged. Please contact Gwen Mecklenburg at or 858-756-8759.