The May 17th meeting was pulsating from the start, with TM Burton Hodges revealing that his mom let him avoid hypertension at an early age with an occasional staying home from school. She called it a “mental health meeting.” Speaker Don Groff shared his nurturing of container-grown flowers so that his audience could avoid flowers simply turning brown to die. Speaker Ron Climer shared secrets of success gleaned from attending real estate seminars: show up with enthusiasm, shut up and listen, and keep moving on. Sally Jones had table topic prompts dealing with “free doctors” like diet and the sun. TT responder Jeff Jones pivoted on how his “son” helps his health by being so enjoyable. What a way to start a less stressful day!
Our club had excellent representation at the March 2017 area contest with Burton Hodges, Judy Groff, and Hoyt Griffith. Judy won second in the International Speech Contest and third in the Table Topics. Burton participated in the Table Topics after winning first in our local club, and Hoyt participated with a Power Point for the International Speech Contest after placing second in our club. For more photos on the local contest and a write-up on the area contest see the Club History/Contest tab.
Carol Walters and Jeannette Butterworth chaired a Toastmaster Sampler at the Kaplan Auditorium of the county library on November 15. Members assisted in the presentation and welcomed guests. Taking the show on the road to civic clubs is the next step. Some reasons in the library display for joining Toastmasters: If you can’t speak, you can’t compete; Make wonderful friends; Get confidence to address an audience.
The 10th Anniversary Program in August 2016 was co-chaired by Betty McCallister with a hat of prizes and Jackie Branscum with a knack for reeling off names over the past 10 years. Steve Johnston entertained with remarks from his first TM presidency. Now you can see the 10th Anniversary photo summary under Club History tab.
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.
More detail and further offerings can be seen on the Speakers Bureau tab.
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 Club History Archives tab.)
We meet every Wednesday 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the auditorium (called the Smoky Mountain Theater) at Lake Pointe 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.