May 2016 is shaping up to be a great month to attend a meeting at River Speakers Toastmasters club. Look at this:
May 5 (Cinco De Mayo), with Cathy as our meeting Toastmaster, will see member Melanie give her 10th CC speech — a culmination of all the skills learned in the Competent Communicators manual and the final task before she achieves her CC award.
Not to be outdone, James will be giving his 10th CC speech the next week, May 12. These are wonderful opportunities to see the growth one can achieve by focus, practice, and the warm and supportive feedback of fellow members.
Special speaker May 12
In addition to James’s speech, we are truly honored to welcome a very special guest speaker to our May 12 Open House meeting. Ken Nixon ACB ALB, president of the Blue Cross of Idaho Toastmasters Club, has been a Toastmaster since 2007.
Several River Speakers officers remember Ken from the time we were all members of the neighboring Food For Thought Toastmasters club — and know what sort of a treat we’re in for. Ken is someone whose speeches you remember, and a generous, insightful, and encouraging fellow Toastmaster.
And as May 12 is an Open House meeting, we’re planning for free food and prizes. It’s not a meeting to miss, if you’re a member, and a great time to bring a guest along (or yourself, if you’ve not been in a while and/or are curious about what Toastmasters is all about).
May 19: we vote!
During our third meeting of May we’ll be voting for club officers. Thus far we have members interested in all roles except for that quiet but critical role of Sergeant At Arms, so please let us know if you might be willing to serve River Speakers in this role.
May is a month of growth. Join with us at River Speakers and see the opportunities!