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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!

June 14th – Are You Ready for the Truth?

Vpoyagers Winners - June 14, 2018
What happened on June 14, 2018 – Voyagers Toastmasters

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth was the theme on 6/14/18 picked by our Toastmaster, Rene R.

This made for some interesting Table Topics on questions such as, “Is it acceptable to tell white lies to avoid offending people?”

We learned more about Angelique H as she gave her Pathways Icebreaker speech.

Maggy B delivered a speech entitled, The Wonder Women, where we were educated on the tireless efforts of the hard-working women’s group.

Mark I’s speech was emotional and heartfelt as he described the firefighters who granted a young boy’s dying wish.

Winners this week:
Table Topics: Joe
Most Improved: Maggy
Best Evaluator: Mark S
Best Speaker: Mark I

March 22nd Meeting

Mindfulness was the theme for the March 22, 2018 meeting.

Elucidate was the word of the day. We had an extended table topics session, thank to Cynthia P, on the mindfulness theme which meant that many Toastmasters had an opportunity to practice their impromptu speaking.

Nancy won table topics by talking about how yoga helps her be mindful about where she left her keys!

Hal S gave a riveting speech entitled Protecting our Democracy encouraging us to eliminate undue influences on our political system.

Winners this week:
Table Topics: Nancy J
Most Improved: Angelique H
Best Evaluator: Rene R
Best Speaker: Hal S
Huggie: Mark I – for overcoming technical difficulties
Stick it: the missing HDMI cable

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