This is a picture of our member Filomena, winning the “Best Officiating Member” (BOM) last night and striking an appropriate power pose.
At every Toastmasters meeting at our club we present awards near the end of the meeting to certain individuals. These include Best Table Topics, Best Speaker, Best Evaluator… and the coveted BOM (which includes the honour of wearing the mighty yellow ribbon of victory).
The BOM is a special award the audience votes on for excellence in a major role such as the Toastmaster, the Topicsmaster, the Educational, and the General Evaluator. These Officiating Roles help to keep the meeting moving along and provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to practice leadership skills.
Basically winning the BOM is evidence of a job well done.