- 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:
- 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
- Theme: Improvise and Compromise
- Toastmaster: John W
- Word of Day: Tenacity
- Guests: Elizabeth, Gideon
- First timers: Gideon (Jester), Julia S (Timer)
- Best topics: Karen W
- Best evaluator: Jan C
- Best speaker: Jane F
In addition, the new Area Director (formerly called Area Governor) our own Nilo O, thanked our outgoing officers and installed our new incoming officers.
- President: Jane F
- Vice President of Education: Justin S
- Vice President of Membership: Julia S
- Vice President of Public Relations: Lynn P
- Secretary: Beth B
- Treasurer: Karen W
- Sargeant-at-Arms: John W
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”.
Jerry Marino says –
Three super speeches (if I do say so myself) at our Thursday meeting this week: Mark Epstein told us what it’s like to be an area governor; Jan Campagna gave us more than we want to know (according to her) about safe driving programs; and our VPE Jerry Marino gave us a trip through the upcoming SpeechCraft program starting next week, Oct. 3.
As you know our SpeechCraft chair is Trisha Landoni.
We need more speechcrafters. Tell your friends.
SpeechCraft cost is $36 and that includes a manual, materials, and the weekly meeting fee. And a special discount on membership if SpeechCrafters join the club during the program. And on Oct. 17 we have professional speaker, Accredited Speaker, and author of “The Heart of a Toastmaster” Sheryl Roush presenting at our club. You really don’t want to miss that talk. Sheryl started like everyone else as a Voyager new member and look at all she has achieved in her speaking and publishing world. What a deal!
Semi-annual dues are now due (is that redundant?). They are $63 for club and Toastmasters International, $65 if paid by credit or debit card. They need to be in by Oct 1 so if you haven’t paid yet you are late. You can pay at next meeting or send your dues to 1160 Hunter Street, San Diego, CA 92103. It’s important we renew on time to achieve that objective for our club leadership program. We were a President’s Distinguished Club last year, achieving all 10 goals, and we wouldn’t want to miss an objective because we were late on dues.
I’ve tried to accommodate everyone’s schedule that has informed me of their availability and desire to speak. If you have a request let me know. For the next few weeks we’ll be concentrating on educational talks and SpeechCrafters, but that includes new members participating in SpeechCraft. Here are assignments for the upcoming weeks. We will fill in SpeechCrafter names as we schedule those meetings. See you Thursday…and bring a guest!
Congratulations to Beth Bateman, our Humorous Speech Contest Winner, and Jane Flaherty, Our Evaluation Contest Winner. They will represent us at the Area 12 Humorous and Evaluation Contest on Sept 21. And congratulations to all participants: Humorous Contest Mike Ruthenberg; Evaluation Contest: Donna Gillen, Terry Hewins, and Kimberly Lundberg.
We will begin a Speechcraft training for new and prospective members starting Oct. 3. Our speechcraft chair is Trisha Landoni. We’ll have fliers and announcements this next week at the meeting and an electronic flyer in next week’s email.
Semi-annual dues are now due (is that redundant?). They are $63 for club and Toastmasters International, $65 if paid by credit or debit card. You can pay at our meetings or send your dues to 1160 Hunter Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Let’s get our dues in early and make it easy on our treasurer, Kimberly.