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Come Celebrate Black History Month with Voyagers Toastmasters

Come Celebrate Black History Month with
Voyagers Toastmasters

You are invited to participate in a free one & half hour online event with 4 highly experienced Toastmasters.

Event Date: February 17, 2022, 7:00 AM to 8:30am Pacific Time
Zoom login information: http://tiny.cc/VoyagersToastmasters.- OR – Meeting ID: 883 0087 7354 Passcode: 546918

Black Voices and Personal Choices: A Celebration for Black History Month

Voyagers Toastmasters will celebrate Black History Month at their February 17, 2022 online meeting with a showcase of four experienced speakers presenting their unique perspective and knowledge of African American history.

You are invited. All are welcome, all ages. You don’t have to be a Toastmaster.

This event will be conducted via Zoom, and will entertain, inspire, inform, and move attendees with stories of personal and historic events of and by African Americans. Each speaker will demonstrate skills they have learned from Toastmaster participation, and each will present a different aspect of African American culture.

Attendees will also learn about the benefits of public speaking skills learned from Toastmaster attendance and participation.

Speakers include:

Dr. Angelique Hood, a graduate of Spelman College, a Historic Black College and University (HBCU), will present the talk “Education: The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste”, discussing the evolution of education to overcome racism. Dr. Hood comes from a family of educators and holds two Ph.D.s, in education and organizational development.

Patrick Locke, a retired regional manager of a large construction company who resides in the Pacific Northwest. He has four times earned the highest award conferred by Toastmasters International, Distinguished Toastmaster. Patrick will share his personal story and personal choices his family made, that he learned about in 2001…that his family heritage was predominately African and Cherokee. His parents had gone “underground” because they could cross the color barrier and maintained a family secret for over fifty years

Johanna Brown, speaking about Kizzmekia Corbett, Scientist and Mentor. Though her mentor’s coaching Ms. Corbett, a high school student, learned that becoming a scientist was an attainable goal. Since then, she has lived the mentoring philosophy “each one, teach one”.

Angela Kanish, with an MBA in Arts Administration from Binghamton University has worked with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, The Old Globe Theatre, and San Diego Opera. She will share her personal journey as a participant in the Scarsdale Student Transfer Education Plan, which forever changed the course of her life.
More about Voyagers and Toastmasters
Voyagers Club #5315-5 is an active and dynamic Toastmasters International Club with a long tradition of excellence, professionalism, and enthusiasm. Over the 32 years of the club’s existence, members have grown into poised speakers, superior leaders, proficient managers and acclaimed authors. Club membership is diverse, including a mix of entrepreneurs, business leaders, consultants, students, retirees, educators, etc.

Guests are always welcome to attend and participate. To learn more about Voyagers and the Toastmasters organization, please visit https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters

Keywords: San Diego Toastmasters, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, Hillcrest Toastmasters, Hillcrest San Diego, Best San Diego Toastmasters Club, Voyagers Toastmasters, Speech Training, Presentation Skills, Public Speech Training, Business Communications

Join us for The Language of Love

Join us at http://tiny.cc/VoyagersToastmasters

Are you looking for fun – want to hang out with smart, intelligent people?
Check out Toastmasters – Online on zoom – every Thursday at 7am.
Are you ready to laugh? Are you ready to meet new people, and make new connections?
Are you ready to improve your listening, leadership and communication skills? Come check out Voyagers toastmasters – it’s free.

This Thursday, Feb 11 – our theme will be “Language of Lovel” and our Toastmaster Holly will be running the meeting.
7am PT to 8:30am PT. Online at Zoom
You can attend via zoom from where-ever you are in the universe.

http://tiny.cc/VoyagersToastmasters

If you have any questions, feel free to ping us here or just zoom in on Thursday morning,

Voyagers Speech Contest – Area 12

Congratulations to our two contest participants who represented Voyagers in the Area 12 Speech Contest on November 17, 2018!

Mark Shapiro placed 2nd in the Tall Tales category and John Wissenberg won 1st place in the International category. Yay!!!! Thank you to all the Voyagers who came out to support our club members.

John will advance to the Southern Division contest to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the San Diego County Office of Education. Mark your calendars to attend and to cheer for our own Voyager!

Voyagers Toastmasters Club Debates Three State Propositions

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Voyagers Toastmasters Club Debates Three State Propositions

Date: November 1 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Voyagers Toastmasters (located in the Hillcrest – Normal Heights area of San Diego) announces a special program targeted to local politics. Helping voters understand the issues, just days before the actual election, Voyagers will be examining three of the most critical state propositions – Prop 6, 8 and 10. Gas Tax, Dialysis Pricing, and Rent Control.

This will be fun as we examine what exactly these propositions are all about and discuss their pros and cons, especially how they affect you.

Free and open to all in the community, this special program will feature some of our club’s top speakers. And since this is a 7 AM meeting we always have free coffee and snacks!

This program is a great introduction to Toastmasters, the international non-profit organization known as the best place for public speaking and leadership training.

To reserve your spot, or for more details about this special program, please contact: Safwan Ahmed – Vice President of Membership – at (682) 234-1656 or online at hal@halslater.com
More about this event at http://voyagerstoastmasters.org/ and at Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters/
More about the Toastmasters International organization at http://www.toastmasters.org/

Aug 23 Meeting – Green Eggs and Ham via Chandler

Have you ever tried Green Eggs and Ham? Dr Seuss would urge you to try it, advocate that he was for trying new and scary things. The same could be said for Toastmasters, but don’t worry, our Thursday meeting wasn’t scary at all. Just great fellowship and learning.

Our Toastmaster Chandler led us in the theme of Dr. Seuss, which took us back to our childhood and reminded us of characters such as the Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Horton the Elephant.

Our Grammarian, Maria, presented the word of the day, egregious, which gave us all a healthy opportunity to kvetch a little bit.

Table Topics, led by Tim S, was a festival of Dr Seuss references and teed up questions that kept our dear respondents quick on their feet. Lynn took top prize in Table Topics for her mouthwatering description of the best breakfast other than green eggs and ham.

In the prepared speeches, Rene made us laugh as he recounted all the times in his life he accidentally started fires, Mark S brought us up to speed on how to use your leadership style to be a better coach, and Karen gave us a touching tribute to her mother.

We’re sad to see this meeting end but as Seuss himself said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. See you next week, Voyagers, enjoy your week, and think and wonder, wonder and think!