Four Seasons Toastmasters, Hendersonville, N.C.

final awards

VP of Ed Judy Groff recounts the various ways Betty McCallister and then Ron Climer have earned their certificates that Stan Coss hands over on 7-13.  Betty was awarded the Advanced Communicator Bronze and Ron achieved his Competent Communicator, again.

2016 officers

Six of the seven officers are shown after the installation of 6-22.  L to R are Sally Jones, Sergeant at Arms; Jeannette Butterworth, VP of Membership; Ron Climer, Treasurer; Carol Walters, VP of Publicity; Judy Groff, VP of Education; Stan Coss, President.  The gavel is for keeping order, the rubber mallet gives a soft touch, the two-pounder keeps money secure, the claw cultivates public relations, the general purpose hammer maintains a positive learning environment, and nails hold it all together.

front page

The social on 5-6 at Judy Groff’s home was a great success! Here Judy and Husband Donny on the left share in spirited conversation with Betty McCallister and Ron Climer. (For more photos, see the Celebration section under the Misc. tab.)

top half tt

bottom half tt

A Table Topic Extravaganza on 11-18 was headed up by Toastmaster Jackie Branscum and monitored by her three Table Topic Masters: Amy Thomas, Karla Reese, and Betty McCallister. Meeting in circles, members in each of the three groups had a great opportunity to respond to a variety of prompts and then have a round robin of glows and grows from other participants. It was a low stress method of practicing impromptus and getting to know fellow members. Let’s do more!

Join Four Seasons Toastmasters and work on honing your speaking skills and leadership skills for the cost of $10 per month. Oh, by the way, you will have more fun at eight o’clock in the morning than you can have anywhere else. This “scary” bunch represents most attendees at the 10-28 meeting. Toastmasters wear a variety of hats in their diverse roles. (See more on the Misc. Archives tab.)

hallow to crop

We meet every Wednesday 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the auditorium (called the Smoky Mountain Theater) at Lake Point Landing retirement community in Hendersonville, NC.
We invite interested people to visit our club. Try to be there before eight in the morning so that we can have time to visit with you before we start the meeting.  (see map below)

Youth Toastmasters filled all the prepared speaking roles as well as the toastmaster role and several of the eyes and ears team positions as part of their graduation exercise. Three sets of consecutive 8-12 class sessions were run from spring 2014 to spring 2015 with a total of 30 graduates.


 Show Map

This is the current schedule of roles set on June 30.   Many gaps need to be filled for August and September.  Members are encouraged to sign up with interactive editing by going to the Google shortcut sent to members or go to the Members Only section of  and “Schedule of Roles” for the site address.july 2016