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There Were No Rules February 14th!

Our Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) madame Jennifer may have led us astray at our last meeting on Tuesday with her theme: BREAK ALL THE RULES!

 

Well, we certainly embraced that theme!  Crawling on the floor, eating while speaking, standing on chairs, and a disorganized room…what rules DIDN’T we break?

 

 

 

 

We do a backwards or “No Rules Day” periodically to practice our spontaneous skills, prepping us for when things go wrong and we have to roll with it…. 

 

 

 

 

…At least that’s our justification for the craziness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Feb 2017
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Congratulations to JP and Melinda for Attending Their First TLI!

JP, Sergeant at Arms, and Melinda, VP of PR from the Timber Talkers Toastmasters club, attended their first TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) held February 4th at the Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville. 

TLI is held twice a year and is an educational opportunity for Toastmasters’ club officers, and to all members as well. A one day event, TLI features officer training sessions to help officers be effective in carrying out their officer roles, and skill-building educational sessions.

Keynote speaker, Thomas Cox, delivered an energizing speech “The Only Universal Truth of Leadership.” After the Keynote speech, officers met in break-out sessions to learn more about their roles and discuss and work through challenges. 

 

19 Feb 2017
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International Speech Contest Coming Up! Club Contest is March 7th

Hello!

 

We must complete our Club Contest by March 10th. That means our last chance for the Club Contest is March 7th! Anyone and everyone is invited to participate as speakers.

We need:

Speakers for International Contest and Speakers for Evaluation Contest
Contest Chair
Toastmaster
3 Judges
1 Tally person
1 Sergeant at Arms

 

Please contact our VP of Education, Kristin if you are interested or have any questions. 

 

 

12 Feb 2017
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It’s Groundhog Day!

The Groundhog (Marmota monax) also known as Whistle Pig, Land Beaver, and Ground Squirrel, has inspired some interesting Table Topic responses at our meeting Tuesday! 

 

Would you eat Punxsutawney Phil if he were being served on Groundhog day?

“Why of course! It would be a shame to waste the protein, especially in the eyes.”

Do you have a story you can share about a rodent?

“There was a family of mice living under our home. I have to admit, I was a sweet 17 year old girl who slept with a hammer!”

What kind of cute little animal would you like to be?

“I’d like to be a Groundhog, and have someone rub my belly until I fell asleep!”

 

Toastmasters is a great way to practice impromptu speaking in a creative and fun way in a supportive environment. Come visit our club to discover what Toastmasters is about!

 

Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223

Meetings run from Noon-1:00 pm every Tuesday

02 Feb 2017
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NO MEETING TODAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 2017

freezing-rainWe will not be having a meeting today due to the freezing rain.

 

Be safe!

17 Jan 2017
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Be Happy in the New Year!

Happiness is a common theme at our Toastmasters club. If you have ever visited our club, it’s not hard to see why! We are a happy group of people who love to laugh. 

 

The theme for our first meeting of the year on 01/03/2017 was BE HAPPY IN THE NEW YEAR! Madame Toastmaster Olu gave us some simple, but profound instructions: Keep a list of things that make you happy. Every time you feel happy, write down what it is that is making you happy. Then, write a list of things you do everyday. Compare the two lists, and adjust accordingly!

 

 

Do you think having the confidence of a competent communicator would make you happy in the new year? Come visit our club and see what Toastmasters is all about! We meet every Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the location below. We love guests!

 

Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223

07 Jan 2017
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Join us December 20th at our Table Topics Holiday Party!

transparent_christmas_mistletoe_garland_with_pearls_png_clipartWe are having our Holiday Party Tuesday, December 20th at 12:00 PM. Please join us! There will be festive, flavorful, and fun foods and refreshments!

 

It will be a jolly hour of Yuletide Table Topics–no assigned speeches! A “Table Topic” speech is an impromptu speech of 45 seconds to one minute and 15 seconds. We practice “thinking on our feet” during the Table Topics portion of our meetings; and on the 20th we will get extra practice!

 

If you are looking to better your speaking skills, especially your extemporaneous speaking skills, this is an excellent opportunity to do so in a friendly, supportive environment. We love guests! Just show up! Please contact our VP of Membership (hilarygreenebaum@gmail.com) ‎if you have any questions.

 

Please see details below:

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street

Tigard, Oregon 97223  

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10 Dec 2016
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Congratulations Dave!

Dave did our club proud by winning second place in the District 7 Humorous Speech Contest on Saturday! District 7 is made up of clubs from Oregon, west of the Cascades to the coast, a small part of Southern Washington, and Northern California. This is a big deal!

Click to see Dave’s speech and interview!

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08 Nov 2016
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Come Support Dave! – District 7 Fall Conference/Humorous Speech Contest

Congratulations Dave – winner of the District 7 Humorous Speech Contest!  

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Dave will be competing at the District 7 Fall Conference Humorous  Speech contest; please register to attend! 

 

31 Oct 2016
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Please Join Us October 25th – Fall Open House!

We are a fun, diverse and welcoming Toastmasters club. Are you interested in bettering your speaking and leadership skills? Please join us October 25th to our free Fall Open House to discover what our group is all about!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fall

When:

Tuesday, October 25th

12:00 – 1:00 PM                                                                                                 

Where:

Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

fall1Can’t make it to our Fall Open House? No worries! Guests are welcome to attend any of our meetings, held every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Please contact our VP of Membership if you have any questions. 

                                                         

 

www.toastmasters.org

 

 

02 Oct 2016
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