Category Archives: About Voyagers

February 16 2017 Meeting Synopsis

First Meeting at New Venue

Voyagers  first meeting at the Friendship Hall in Hillcrest was a success! Members found the venue with no problems, and the room was ready for us. Thank you, University Christian Church for your hospitality!

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: Cynthia P
  • Theme: Moving
  • Word of the Day: Traverse
  • Guest: Gideon S (returning visitor)
  • First Timer: Maria F – Timer
  • Table Topics: Nancy J
  • Most Improved: Angelique H
  • Best Evaluator: Jerry M
  • Best Speaker: Jan C; Manual: Competent Communicator; Project #8 – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids; Title: “An Appealing Activity”

Club business

We need a new photo for Facebook, Meetup and website! If you have a photo to contribute, please contact any of the Board members.

February 9 2017 Meeting Synopsis

Voyagers Toastmasters is moving Thursday February 16!

Voyagers will be moving from Old Town to Uptown, in the heart of Hillcrest. Thank you to Cafe Coyote for your hospitality over the past 8 years. We will miss the unique features that made our meetings memorable: Random mariachi music, our skeletal calacas friends, and the coyote! But now it is time to start a new page of Voyagers Toastmasters history in an vibrant new location. Don’t get left behind!

Time: 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
Date: Every Thursday except holidays
Location: Friendship Hall (on the campus of the University Christian Church)
3900 Cleveland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(across from DMV parking lot and 92103 Post Office, at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Harvey Milk Street)

The venue is freeway close, near the CA-163 and I-8 interchange. The Friendship Hall is located through the gated courtyard (gate will be unlocked.) There is a small parking lot across from the DMV with 2 disabled parking spaces. In the morning, free street parking is readily available on Cleveland Avenue, Richmond Avenue, and other nearby streets.

List of meeting highlights

  • Toastmaster: Mark I
  • Theme: Fun with Phobias
  • Word of the Day: Shudder
  • Guests: Agosta (past Speechcrafter), Marco (past Voyager), Gideon S (returning guest)
  • First Timer: Maria F – Topics Master
  • Table Topics: Gideon S (guest)
  • Most Improved: Maria F
  • Best Evaluator: Annie J
  • Best Speaker: Aim G; Manual: Humorously Speaking, Title: “Who do you think I am?”

Club business

The final meeting at Cafe Coyote was in the newly renovated Baja Room. The move to the UCC Friendship Hall was announced. Name badges were presented to Maria F and Cynthia P. The next Board meeting is Monday February 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will meet online in Zoom Meeting. All club members may participate. Contact the Board for information about Zoom Meeting.

Last group picture at Cafe Coyote Sign Up

Lynn P, Vice President of Public Relations writes:

In order to foster growth of membership, we’ve followed suit of other clubs and signed up with for greater exposure to San Diegans.
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January 7 2016 Meeting Synopsis

  • Theme: New Beginnings
  • Toastmaster: Nancy J
  • Word of Day: Duplicitous
  • Guests: Jessica I (returning visiting Toastmaster), Carol V (former member), Julia P, Martha D (returning visiting Toastmaster), Alex
  • New Officers:
    • President: Justin S
    • VP Education: Julia S
    • VP Membership: John W
    • VP Public Relations: Lynn P
    • Secretary: Beth B
    • Treasurer: Karen W
    • Sgt. at Arms: Tim S
  • First Timers: Tim S (Jester/Humorist), Colleen L (Grammarian), Annie J (Ah Counter)
  • Most Improved: Sean C
  • Best Table Topics: Jessica I (visitor)
  • Best Evaluator: Donna G
  • Best Speaker: Jane F

January 8, 2015: President’s Report

We had a very successful meeting this morning with an officer induction, and Ice Breaker, and an AC-Bronze qualifying speech. It would be difficult to pack more activity into a single meeting!

New Board of Directors, inducted by Area 12 Governor (and Voyagers Toastmasters member) Beth B:

President John W
Vice-President of Education Natalie M
Vice-President of Membership Felicia D
Vice-President of Public Relations Megan S
Secretary Chandler M
Treasurer Jerry M
Sergeant-at-Arms Terry H
Immediate Past President Mike R

There were 2 speakers this week. Kudos to Justin H for his first-time Ice Breaker, and to Beth B for her Advanced Communicator Bronze qualifying speech!

Best Table Topics Mark I
Best Evaluator Diana B
Best Speaker Justin H

Congratulations to the 5 First-Timer awards for people serving for the first time ever in their meeting role: Manshu A, Justin H, Natalie M, Lynn P and Carol V.