What a great meeting on Thursday. As promised, professional speaker and Voyager member Sheryl Roush gave a great speech and showed us The Heart of a Toastmaster…especially a Voyager Toastmaster. Sheryl recounted her start-to-finish story of how she delivered her first speech in tears to her current success as a professional speaker, author, and mentor. Since that first terrifying Ice Breaker Sheryl has delivered over 3,000 speeches in ten different countries and become a published author in the process. The message of Sheryl’s speech was to participate actively in Toastmasters because as our dear Helen Blanchard said “If you get everything out of Toastmasters that you can, you’ll never get out of Toastmasters”.
And what great performances from our speechcrafters. Accomplished icebreakers from Carmen Yu and Alaina Lockwood and excellent evaluation by Sarah Deems. In addition Mary Porter graced us with her presence and don’t you know she won Table Topics. What a motivating and inspiring meeting all around.
Speechcraft included the presence of many veteran (“old”) Toastmasters including Mary Porter, Jerry Marino and Terry Hewins – part of the team that originally created Voyagers and have guided it it through its ups and downs. Joining them are Sheryl Roush, Jim Tucker and Teresa Kuffel
There are still a few who haven’t paid their dues and renewed their TM membership. Please take care of that now. They are $63 for club and Toastmasters International, $65 if paid by credit or debit card. You can pay at next meeting or send your dues to 1160 Hunter Street, San Diego, CA 92103.
Welcome new member Sarah Deems!
We have our final Speechcraft session this coming week. Mike Ruthenberg is giving an educational presentation on “Your Body Speaks – Presentation Gestures and Movement” and more icebreakers and evaluations by speechcrafters!
See you Thursday for speechcraft “graduation”.