Volume 1 – Issue 17

A word from President Dan

We had an excellent Christmas meeting/party on December 18th. It was an awesome meeting of friends enjoying friends.

The meeting started off as usual with a fun Table Topics, of which for the second meeting in a row, Pamela Norbraten won again.

We had an excellent Christmas speech by Todd Morgan. It was a look into the 12 days of Christmas.

The food was by way of pot luck of which there was a ton of fantastic food of all kinds and sorts.

The White Elephant gift exchange was a blast. Santa arrived with bags of jolly and ho ho hos. Yours truly got a giftbag of Reindeer pasta c/w pasta sauce. It was our tasty dinner Friday evening.

We have the challenges with the meeting schedule and agendas fixed now, so you can go there for the latest adjustments to the meeting agenda and weekly schedule. Log on to the site and see what roles are scheduled for you. http://toastmasterswhitbypros.org/index.php/schedule/

We have now scheduled the Humorous Speech contest for January 27th. This is the time for us to drag out our funny bones and come up with a humdinger of a speech.

Humorous Speech Contest Rules:

The Humorous Speech Contest follows all rules outlined in the General Rules. In addition, the following additions apply.

  • The subject for the Humorous speech must be selected by the contestant. The speaker must avoid potentially objectionable language, anecdotes, and material.
  • The speech must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

We will have the International and Evaluation Contests in February. For now, it is the time for planning our next meeting for Jan 8th.


Update from Education Director, Julie

Just a quick note for members to take some time this holiday season and get acquainted with your online pathway. As I have discussed in past newsletters, once you successfully navigate the first level, all other levels follow the same format. Pathways will train you to become comfortable with an online learning platform. The nice thing is that you can complete the independent portion anytime, anywhere there is an internet connection. Level One is designed as an introduction to speaking and evaluating – something that club members have been successfully working on for months.

Members selected a Pathway that suited their needs or interests. In order for you to gain access to more content related to your specific path you need to get into Level 2. My hope is that as we ring in the new year members will be motivated to complete Level One. Click the link below to my newsletter tutorial on how to get credit for your speeches.

Issue 12, Volume 1

Do you have login problems?

If you have forgotten your login or password don’t despair, it’s an easy fix. Simply go to Toastmasters International website. At the top of the page find and click the small login option. A login window will open. In the login window select the forgot password option. A reset password window will open up and ask you to type in your email address. This is the email address you provided to the club when you registered. Toastmasters International will send you a reset password email. When you receive that email you can update a new password. Your login ID is always your
email address.

Good Luck to everyone and see you in 2020