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Voyagers Toastmasters International and Humorous Speech Contests

The Best of Voyagers – And You are Invited – Laugh, Cry and Be Inspired!

Date: Nov 2, 2017 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA

October 27, 2017 San Diego, CA

MidTown – Hillcrest based, Voyagers Toastmasters announces their annual speech contests which feature the best speakers in the club going at it, no holds barred, battling for the right to be the club’s Best Speaker – or at least, to be the Funniest Speaker.

In addition to being fun, exciting and occasionally dramatic, these Speech Contests are 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, 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 to attend Toastmaster meetings in order to improve their communication, managerial, customer service and sales skills.

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

June 8 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

There is a venue change for the June 15 meeting. We will be located in the Music Room on the first level of the building on the other side of the chapel. This is due to the Rummage Sale setup in the Friendship Hall. We will return to the Friendship Hall on June 22.

Peripatetic Voyager Sheryl Roush gave an interactive session on presenting awards, during which President Karen W presented Max C with his club name badge. Sheryl also gifted our club with a new podium banner and a sidewalk sign sign. Thank you Sheryl! Sheryl will be the keynote speaker for our next Special Community Outreach meeting on August 10. Please save the date, and spread the word. This is sure to be an inspiring event!

  • Theme: Life’s Contradictions
  • Toastmaster: Jan C
  • Word of the Day: Disingenuous
  • Guest: Alice V (last visited Voyagers when the club was still at the Acapulco Restaurant in Old Town! Glad you found us again, Alice, and hope to see you again soon!)
  • First Timer: Max C (Pledge & Inspiration)
  • Table Topics: John W, “Alternate Reality”
  • Best Evaluator: Rene R
  • Best Speaker: Karen W, “Stepping up with Feedback”, Speeches by Management Project #2

Club Business

There are still some remaining leadership opportunities available for club officers. Please contact current President Karen W or Immediate Past President Donna G to learn more. The Voyagers Board will meet online with Zoom on Monday June 12 from 6-7 p.m. Any club member is welcome to join the meeting by smartphone or computer, or even a plain old telephone! Contact Jerry M for details on how to get hooked up.

 

June 1 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

The June 15 meeting will be in the Youth Room located  upstairs on the other side of the chapel.  The reason is because of a Rummage Sale in the Friendship Hall.

Save the date! Our next special community outreach meeting is August 10.  Professional speaker and Voyager Sheryl Roush will be the keynote speaker. Be sure to spread the word!

  • Theme: Historical Buildings in San Diego
  • Toastmaster: Justin S
  • Word of the Day: Momentous
  • First Timer: Rene R (Topics Master)
  • Most Improved: Rene R
  • Table Topics: Jerry M
  • Best Evaluator: Jerry M
  • Best Speaker: Jan C, “Interesting Lists”, Speaking to Inform #1.

May 25 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

President Karen W began with the induction of 4 new Voyagers: Luke E, Rene R, Francisca R and Christina S. Congratulations! In addition, Area Director Karen Kaufman was present. Other club business included a volunteer opportunity to staff the Toastmasters booth at the San Diego County Fair.

  • Theme: The John & Julia Show
  • Toastmaster: Julia F
  • Word of the Day: Rife
  • Guests: Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Sean D (visiting Toastmaster), Judy H
  • First Timer: Luke E (Greeter)
  • Most Improved: Julia F
  • Table Topics: Sean D (guest)
  • Best Evaluator: Aim G
  • Best Speaker: Terry H, “I feel fine, thank you. Why?” Storytelling Project #2.