Four Seasons Toastmasters, Hendersonville, N.C.

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The Fall 2017 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest

Participants in the FSTM 9-6 contest are from left to right, Brad Dienst, Ron Climer, Hoyt Griffith, and Tucker Cox. Hoyt and Ron were in the humorous contest and Ron won first place; he and Burton Hodges will represent our club at the Sept. 23 area contest in Asheville at Habitat for Humanity.  Brad and Tucker were in the evaluation contest; Burton won first place in the evaluation and will join Tucker in representing our club.  The division contest will be on Oct. 7 at the Mission Hospital.  Special thanks to Judy Groff, contest master, and to chief judge Betty McCallister.


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A Taste of Toastmasters Open House, 8-23-17

Those missing this event missed a drawing for 11 nice gifts and plenty of eats.  Betty McCallister was the committee chair and shared the prizes.  There was a wide spectrum of impromptu speeches on the benefits of Toastmasters and experiences with the 8-21 solar eclipse. Then featured speaker Don Groff entertained with a personal anecdote on the general idea that men speak from Mars and women speak from Venus.  More photos can be viewed on the MIsc. tab under Open Houses.


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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.


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.

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More detail and further offerings can be seen on the Speakers Bureau tab.


Join Four Seasons Toastmasters and work on honing your speaking 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 Club History 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 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.


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