Club Notes: Swim team scholarship and Toastmasters
by TP staff
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Newest TLC member gives icebreaker speech

Muthu “Raj” Varadharajan, the newest member of the Tracy Leadership Toastmaster Club, gave his first speech to the group Tuesday. The icebreaker speech is the first step in the process of building public speaking skills by being part of Toastmasters.

The group aims to help members gain confidence in giving presentations or speaking to an audience.

During the club’s Feb. 25 meeting, Khyra Kolidakis, a senior at Kimball High School, shared her concept of community service with TLC members.

Drawing on her experience traveling nationally and internationally as a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir, Kolidakis defined a person who does community service as a “giver of hope” who connects with people, expecting nothing in return. TLC members encouraged her and made minor recommendations for her speech.

As the winner of the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club’s Student Speech Contest, Kolidakis went on to represent Tracy at the next level Thursday.

TLC normally meets at noon Tuesdays at City Hall, Room 203, but the meeting next week will be in Room 109. All are welcome.

Swim team announces memorial scholarship

Seniors at local high schools who swam for longtime Tracy Tritons coach Pinkie Phillips, who died in December 2011, are invited to apply for a scholarship toward their college education.

An application for the $250 award can be found at high school counseling offices or downloaded from

Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31 and sent to Tracy Tritons, P.O. Box 240, Tracy, CA 95378.

Phillips, for whom Pinkie Phillips Aquatics Center at West High School was named, coached the Tritons from the 1970s until 2010.

For information: Marsha McCray, 835-3312

• Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at the Tracy Press, 131 W. 10th St.

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