John F. Dutcher of the Dodgeville Leaders and Speakers Toastmaster Club was presented the Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Gold Award by Area Toastmaster Governor Leah Wisdorf. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, educational level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. The Dodgeville Leaders and Speakers Toastmaster Club meets at the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. The Toastmasters are currently exploring the idea of starting a Toastmaster Club in Platteville. For more information, contact the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce, 348-8888.