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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

What happened here? – October 5th

It was exciting. It was world changing. Well maybe not revolutionary but it not a good meeting.

We learned all sorts of vital information about October 5th as we celebrated the birth of Anaheim and the first televised Presidential address from the White House, thanks to Toastmaster Jan C. October 5th will no longer just be another day in history to us!

Terry H. taught us that a used bike can be infinitely more valuable than a new car. Rene R. challenged us to use “colorful language” appropriately. And Guest Robb L. showed how both men and women should embrace feminism.

This week’s winners:
First timer: Luke E – evaluator
Table Topics: Tim S.
Evaluator: Mark S.
Most Improved: Luke E.
Best Speaker: Robb L.

What did you miss last week?

Our September 28th Meeting was great. Where you there? 17 Voyagers attended.

Maria F. was toastmaster and set the theme of “Weddings.” She shared her recent experience of her son’s destination wedding and described it as a graceful fusion of old traditions with modern twists.

Simon V educated us with his speech, Creating Lasting Behavioral Changes and we learned how important it is for a person to be willing to change and to have an engaged support group around them.

Luke E. shared his wedding day experience and how he chose the wedding venue because it came with the use of a Porsche 911!

Justin S. demonstrated how the speech creation process of an experienced Toastmaster can flow easily and gave us a personal and relevant speech on the Law of Attraction.

Awards this week:
Table Topics: Terry H
Most Improved: Luke E
Best Evaluator: Hal S
Best Speaker: Luke E

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

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