Category Archives: Kudos

Recognition for achievements, awards and service

January 12 2017 Meeting Synopsis

Meeting Highlights

The meeting was relocated upstairs due to renovation of the usual room. Everyone found the new venue, thanks to the help of posted signs and human guides.

  • Theme: I have a Dream
  • Toastmaster: Donna G
  • Word of the Day: gelid
  • Guests: Jane D (visiting Voyager), Chris T (visiting Toastmaster)
  • Most Improved: Julia F
  • Table Topics: Maria F
  • Best Evaluator: John W
  • Best Speaker: Julia F, Competent Communicator manual project #7 – “Words”

Note: Congratulations to Jane D! She received her Advanced Communicator Bronze award.

Club Business

After last week’s meeting, the club learned that the room rental fee will increase significantly in February. Members with venue ideas available within the club’s meeting time and budget, please get in touch with our club officers.

December 14 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Meeting Highlights

  • Theme: Mindfulness
  • Toastmaster: Angelique H
  • Word of the day: Cogitative
  • Guest: Gideon S
  • First Timers: Maria F (2nd Sgt@Arms) and guest Gideon S (Jester)
  • Most Improved: Julie F
  • Table Topics: Sheryl Roush
  • Best Evaluator: John W
  • Best Speaker Jerry M, “Alternate Reality “

Club Business

The meeting began with the election of club officers for the upcoming term (January 2017-June 2017).  The incoming officers are:

  • President: Karen W
  • Vice President of Education: John W
  • Vice President of Membership: Jerry M
  • Vice President of Public Relations: Max C
  • Secretary: Julia F
  • Treasurer: Cynthia P
  • Sargent-at-Arms: Terry H

Thanks to the outgoing board for their leadership and service!

November 17 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Meeting Highlights

  • Theme: Turkey Tales
  • Toastmaster: Mark S
  • Word of the day: Gourmandize
  • Most improved: Cynthia K
  • Table Topics: Tim S
  • Best Evaluation: Terry H
  • Best Speech: Nancy J – Language, Culture and Confidence

At the conclusion of Nancy J’s winning speech, she enlisted several Voyagers to sign up to talk with her Conversational English students. Julia F’s speech was also successful in persuading Voyagers to sponsor a family for this holiday season. Kudos to them both for using their communication skills to help our community!

October 27 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Speechcraft Week 5

To celebrate the final meeting of the Speechcraft program, our very own Sheryl Roush inspired us all with her speech on how to become a professional speaker! Congratulations to all our Speechcrafters for all the progress they have achieved in a short period of time. Special thanks to Mark I and Jerry M for organizing our Speechcraft program.

Theme: Graduation
Toastmaster: Mark I
Word of the day: Persevere
Guests: David W, Simon V, Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Scott
First Timer: Agosta M (SpeechCrafter) – Speaker
Most Improved: Agosta M (SpeechCrafter) – Speaker
Table Topics: David Winkleman (Guest – on his book “Embracing Change from the Inside”)
Best Evaluation: Max C
Best Speaker: Sheryl Roush – “How to Go Pro”

August 11 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Meeting Highlights

  • Toastmaster: Aim Gilstrap
  • Word of the day: Mischief
  • Guests: Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Ron L (returning visitor)
  • Best Table Topics: Karen K (guest)
  • Most Improved: Julia F
  • Best Evaluator: Cynthia P
  • Best Speaker: Mark I, Project 3 from Professional Speaker Series, “Don’t be an Animal”

Club business

Area 12 Director Karen Kaufman presented Voyagers Toastmasters with the President’s Distinguished Award. Go Voyagers!