Featured Member

Meet Melody Byrd, our Member of the Month!

Someone You Should Know in D103

This page features club members, club leaders, and district leaders who are making a mark within District 103 Toastmasters thanks to their active participation and service.

Here’s the latest “Someone You Should Know in D103”:

November 2018

Melody Byrd, CC, CL

Vice President Public Relations,  Christ Universal Temple Toastmasters Club #3 (Club #666595)

Melody is a versatile, outgoing, and ambitious student of life. She has been an avid Toastmaster since July 2010. During this time, she has achieved her CC and CL along with winning 3rd place in the 2011 District 30 International Speech Contest. She is the past president of Millennium Park Toastmasters, a charter member of Toastmasters of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and currently belongs to Christ Universal Temple Toastmasters Club #3, where she serves as VPPR. In addition, Melody is a certified trainer and life coach who focuses on inner strength to help others excel. Professionally, Melody travels across the nation and manages a STEM training program for women and veterans where she uses career training to transform hundreds of lives and diversify the technology field.

On Election Day, Melody participated in the taping of Windy City Live, a Chicago talk show. On the segment titled “Tender Tuesday”, Melody played a dating game. The show’s producer was really impressed with Melody’s personal dating website, www.organichemistry.com, which she designed because of frustration with the current dating options. In addition to meeting her husband, Melody wants to show women that unconventional methods for enhancing your love life work.

Since Melody loves leadership, she also holds positions with her church, Christ Universal Temple, where she serves as co-chair for the Single’s Ministry and with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, where she has served in various leadership roles over her 34 years of membership. Melody adopted her strong work ethic from her Jamaican mother and as such has received several awards for her outstanding performance. She has fully accepted her life’s purpose of being of service and is forever dedicated to helping others to live a life of happiness and fulfillment!