Category Archives: About Voyagers

September 14 Results

Verbology. Autumnal. Leaf Peeping. We heard all about this and more this past week when Toastmaster Tim S. brought us FALL IN SAN DIEGO. For more info as to all the fun events available to us San Diegans, go to:

https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego.aspx

Speeches: John W. taught us how to experience the Un-Disneyland holiday at Turkey Run Park; Justin S. helped us celebrate the success of Masterworks and invited us to further grow the company; Cynthia P. honored Tim S. on his recent Competent Communicator award.

Advanced communicator silver award was presented to Karen Woolsey

Awards:
Table Topics: Karen W.
Best Evaluator: Karen W.
Most Improved: Cynthia P.
Best Speaker: Justin S.

Sept 21 – “Speak Up for Your Cause: Methods for Effective Speaking to Convince and Persuade”

Communications Skills for Leaders of Public Service Organizations – Free Session
Date: September 21, 2017 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA

MidTown – Hillcrest based, Voyagers Toastmasters announces a unique, free session to help improve communication and leadership skills for leaders and managers of community groups, activists, charities and other public service organizations.

This program will feature Hal Slater, a Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker, professional speaker, and solar energy proponent and expert will speak on How to create and present a coherent, persuasive talk.
John Wissenberg, Distinguished Toastmaster with 35 years speaking experience, database manager and community organizer will present How to persuade others who do not agree with you

Angelique Hood, psychologist and therapist, former executive with Girls Clubs of America, and presenter to city councils and community groups will share How to present your cause to others in public — a city council, school board, or community organization.

This presentation is also a great introduction to Toastmasters, the international organization for communication and leadership training.

For more details regarding how Voyagers Toastmasters works attend this, or another, of our meetings. Or, for information on this special Communication Skills for Leaders presentation, please contact Jerry Marino – Vice President of Membership – at 619 627-1499 or online at jerrymarino@hotmail.com

An active club of an international, non-profit organization, Voyagers Toastmasters is an excellent resource for those who want to be more involved in their community and who want to learn how to develop, create and present powerful communication messages – using the power of words as well as technology. Voyagers trains members in the use of onscreen presentations, web meetings, and use of social media for communications. Their motto is “Making communications technology easy!” Companies and organizations often sponsor their staff at Toastmaster members in order to improve their communication, managerial, customer service and sales skills.
More about Voyagers at http://voyagerstoastmasters.org/
More about the Toastmasters International organization at http://www.toastmasters.org/

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

Meetup.com 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 meetup.com for greater exposure to San Diegans.
Please help us continue to grow by RSVP’ing to our meetings so that future (sometimes timid) Voyagers on meetup.com see that many members attend the meetings.
2.  Create an account
3.  RSVP to future meetings
Thanks for your support!