May 18 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

The keynote presentation for this special community outreach meeting was by Voyager Alan Hoffmanner on Communication Skills for Leaders.  Alan presented research on a spectrum of traits for leaders.

Returning guest Francisca R joined the club today. Welcome Francisca!

  • Theme: Virtuous Cycles
  • Toastmaster: Jerry M
  • Word of the Day: Skill
  • Guests: Thekkla R; Francisca R (returning); Joe S
  • First Timers: Luke E (Timer); Rene R (Greeter)
  • Most Improved: Maria F
  • Best Table Topics: Joe S (Guest)
  • Best Evaluation: Mark S
  • Best Speaker: Maria F, “My Faithful Trusted Companion”; Competent Communicator Manual Project #4

Club Business

The current Board’s term of office ends on June 30. Nominations for new officers for the July 1 – December 31 term are now open. Current Vice President of Membership Jerry M and current Treasurer Cynthia P are willing to serve for another term.  The remaining positions are: President, Vice-President of Education, Vice-President of Public Relations, Secretary, Sargeant-at-Arms.

May 11 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: Mark S
  • Theme: “What it is, is what it is”
  • Word of the Day: Discover
  • First Timers: Rene R (Ah-Counter), Christina S (Greeter)
  • Most Improved: Aim G
  • Best Table Topics: Hal S
  • Best Evaluator: Karen W
  • Best Speaker:  Christina S; “I’m a Little Teapot”; Competent Communication #2

Club Business

Monday May 15: Virtual Board meeting on Zoom, 6-7 PM. The meeting is open to all club members. All you need to participate is a computer or phone. Get the Zoom Invitation Link from President Karen W or Vice President of Education Jerry M.

Thursday May 18: Community outreach meeting on Communication Skills for Leaders. The keynote speaker is Alan Hoffmanner. Invite your friends, neighbors and colleagues to this learning opportunity! The full press release is available at http://bit.ly/2qHbNoC

 

 

May 4 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: Mark I
  • Theme: “I am”
  • Word of the Day: Ebullient
  • Guest: Gideon S (returning)
  • First Timer: Luke E (speaker)
  • Most Improved: Luke E
  • Best Table Topics: Christina S
  • Best Evaluation: Jerry M
  • Best Speaker: Luke E, “This is Luke”; Competent Communication manual project #1 – The Ice Breaker

Congratulations to new member Luke E for delivering his first speech! The theme for the May 11 meeting is “It is what it is!” Mark S is the scheduled Toastmaster.

Club Business

The next Club Officers meeting is scheduled for Monday May 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All club members may attend. This virtual meeting will be held on the Zoom web conferencing system.  A smartphone or computer with audio is needed to participate. Jerry M will email the Zoom meeting link to club members.

The Thursday May 18 meeting will be a special community outreach meeting on “Communication Skills for Leaders.” Please spread the word to your neighbors, colleagues and others. The full press release is available at http://bit.ly/2qHbNoC

April 27 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: Cynthia P
  • Theme: Rice
  • Word of the Day: Impasse
  • Guest: Iliana C (returning)
  • First Timer: Christina S – Speaker
  • Best Table Topics: Terry H
  • Best Evaluator (tie): Terry H and Tim S
  • Best Speaker: Christina S, “Power of Life”; Competent Communication manual project #1 – The Ice Breaker

Club Business

Jerry M spoke about the May 18 community outreach meeting on “Communications Skills for Leaders.” The keynote speaker will be Alan Hoffmanner from AGILEdge. Read the full press release for our May 18 meeting at: http://bit.ly/2qHbNoC 

April 20 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: John W
  • Theme: Through the Looking Glass
  • Word of the Day: Characterization
  • Guests: Joseph H, Iliana C
  • First Timers: Rene R
  • Most Improved: Luke E
  • Best Table Topics: Joseph H (guest)
  • Best Evaluation: Nancy J
  • Best Speaker: Justin S, “Small Talk”

Club Business

A special community outreach meeting has been scheduled for May 18. The theme will be “Communication for Emerging Leaders.” Please reserve the date and tell your colleagues!

Some members remain challenged by easy-Speak. To address this issue, a clipboard with the schedule for the next few weeks will be passed around during the meeting. Voyagers can see what roles they are scheduled for, and may volunteer for speeches.