July 31 2014: President’s Report

Who is your favorite author?  Great American Authors was the theme of our Toastmasters meeting today with Mark Imhoff taking the lead as our Toastmaster.  It was a fun learning about Hemmingway, Steinbeck and lots of other authors and their stories.

Beth Bateman gave us a very informative speech on chiropractic care and Jerry Marino spoke on what it takes to be an extrordinary Toastmasters Treasurer.
Awards today went to:
Beth Bateman – Best Speaker
Chandler Martin – Most Improved
Linda Teichman – Best Evaluaton
Mike Ruthenberg – Best Topics

Come Join us next Thursday August 7th  We have a special guest speaker Antwon Lincoln the winner of our District Speech Contest.  Antwon will soon be on his way to Kuala Lumpur to compete in the International Speech Contest.  Beth Bateman will be our Toastmaster.

July 24 2014: The Ocean

Today’s meeting theme of the ocean was led by Toastmaster Mike Ruthenberg. The talks were eclectic and humorous: Frequent guest (and possibly the youngest winning speaker in the history of Voyagers Toastmasters) Megan Imhoff gave a “moo”-ving first-ever talk about getting in touch with her inner “Cow Spirit”, and Jane Diaz spun a tale of the bogeywoman of her childhood. The next week’s theme is “Great American Authors”.

July 17 2014: Shorts

July 17, 2014: Wearing short pants as part of the meeting theme of shorts
July 17, 2014 theme: Shorts!

It was a meeting of “Shorts” at Voyagers…that is cargo shorts, Daisy Dukes, basketball shorts, work shorts, walking shorts, short shorts, knee highs and more. Our theme of “Shorts” brought out all kinds of shorts and shorts behavior. The three speeches were informative, innovative, and inspiring. Jessica Walton (Best Speaker) explained why basketball is more than a game to her and the team of girls she coaches. Mark Epstein, with the help of Mark Shapiro and Stark Raving Shapiro radio productions, gave a radio interview with questions and answers. And Jan Campana showed us why “Books Are the Best”.  Next weeks’ meeting is will be led by Mike Ruthenberg and the theme is “The Ocean”.

July 10 2014 – Tropical Fantasy Vacation

July 10 Voyagers Meeting – Our “Tropical Fantasy Vacation” theme meeting led by Teresa Kuffel was sultry, righteous, and a lot of tropical fun. Welcome to new members Milene Long and Natalie Meehan. Members dressed for the occasion and ready to fulfill their tropical fantasies.

The week’s winners were:

Best Topics: Mark Epstein
Most Improved: Joji Peters
Best Evaluator: Jane Diaz (returning member)
Best Speaker: John Wissenberg

July 3 2014 – New Board of Directors

Voyagers Toastmasters Officers, July 2014
Voyagers Toastmasters Officers, July 2014

The new Board of Directors was installed during the July 3 meeting:

President – Mike Ruthenberg
VP Education – John Wissenberg
VP Membership – Felicia Douglis
VP Public Relations – Cynthia Paloma
Treasurer – Jerry Marino (also Immediate Past President)
Secretary – Chandler Martin
Sgt. at Arms – Mark Imhoff