Barney has been active in Toastmasters for over 25 years. A past District Governor for North Carolina, he currently mentors three clubs he started in Charlotte and the Lake Norman area. “Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 280,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,500 clubs in 116 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.”
For the second consecutive year, Barney is the Youth Leadership Chairman for the District 37 which encompasses all of North Carolina. Creating a breakthrough mindset to assist youth to become leaders is a passion of Barney’s.
Barium Springs Home for Children
Barney is on a Mission Awareness Committee at Barium Springs Home for Children. It provides an array of services for children, families and individuals throughout North Carolina. They provide “A Safe Home” through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption programs. Barium Springs also “Heals the Hurt” for individuals that are troubled, abused or neglected. It encourages “A Healthy Start” through educational, prevention and developmental programs.