South County Toastmasters Adopts Owl

Little Howard the Owl Pro South County Toastmasters club members contributed funds to purchase an Owl Pro.  The club wanted to have a simple solution to offer high-quality hybrid meetings. The Owl Pro is a video conferencing camera that provides a 360° view of the room and automatically pans around to focus on who’s talking. … Continue reading South County Toastmasters Adopts Owl

South County Toastmasters was well represented at the Area 4 Table Topics and International Speech Contests

By Kat Higashino The first virtual Area 4 speech contest was held on February 6, 2021. Jim Salih represented South County Toastmasters in Area 4 for both Table Topics® and the International Speech Contest. Additionally, his South County Toastmasters  colleague, George Kiser, participated in the  International Speech Contest. In their speeches, Jim Salih and George … Continue reading South County Toastmasters was well represented at the Area 4 Table Topics and International Speech Contests

Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters (#1957) November 18, 2020

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) - November 18, 2020 Meeting Date: November 18, 2020 Meeting Type/Theme: Regular meeting - Theme: Thanksgiving Meeting Location: Hybrid Meeting - Some attending in person at the Sunset Hills Community Center, Some attending via Zoom Called to Order: 6:00 PM Presiding Officer: Jerry Paul Submitted By: JD Perper and Jerry … Continue reading Meeting Minutes – South County Toastmasters (#1957) November 18, 2020

Congratulations to Jim Bubash, Victor Mattison, Sean Sheehan, Jim Salih and Patrick Hunt

Three members in SCTM earned awards in the traditional education program: Jim Bubash – Advanced Leader BronzeVictor Mattison – Advanced Communicator GoldSean Sheehan – Competent Leader Congratulations on achieving this goal!  Congratulations to Jim Salih and Patrick Hunt for earning Pathways Awards.  Jim completed Level 1 of the Effective Coaching Path and Patrick completed Level … Continue reading Congratulations to Jim Bubash, Victor Mattison, Sean Sheehan, Jim Salih and Patrick Hunt

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters – Wed, April 1st

Meeting Date:April 1, 2020Meeting Theme:Roll with the punchesMeeting Location:Virtual Meeting via ZoomCalled to Order:7:00 PMPresiding Officer:Kathy Denton, Acting PresidentSubmitted By:Jim Salih Officers' Reports: There were no minutes from the meeting of March 25 to approve. Patrick Hunt reported that there were at least 5 members who he felt were not renewing their membership and there … Continue reading Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters – Wed, April 1st

SCTM Meeting Minutes: October 9, 2019

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) Meeting Date: 10/09/2019 Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting – Theme: New Adventures Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order: 7:00 PM Presiding Officer: Victor Mattison, President Officer Reports: ● Victor Mattison - Minutes approved with amendments. Committee Reports: ● Jim Salih - Youth Toastmasters graduation takes place on November … Continue reading SCTM Meeting Minutes: October 9, 2019

SCTM Meeting Minutes – October 2, 2019

Meeting Date:        10/02/2019 Meeting Type/Theme:    Regular Meeting – Theme: The Pursuit of Happiness Meeting Location:    Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order:        7:00 PM Presiding Officer:    Victor Mattison, President Officer Reports:     Victor Mattison - No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted. Victor Mattison - Open house is next week. Please consider … Continue reading SCTM Meeting Minutes – October 2, 2019

Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2019

Meeting Date:                 09/25/2019 Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Back to School   Meeting Location:          Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order:                            7:00 PM Presiding Officer:            Victor Mattison, President Officer Reports:              President –Victor Mattison- Meeting minutes from last week - approved with one correction.10/09 There will be an open house here at Met Life. Sarah … Continue reading Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2019

Meeting Minutes 7-17-2019

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) Meeting Date:                 July 17th, 2019 Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Cars Meeting Location:          Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order:                            7:00 PM Presiding Officer:            Victor Mattison, President Officer Reports:              President –Victor Mattison- No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.President – Victor Mattison – … Continue reading Meeting Minutes 7-17-2019

Pathways Training Night a Success

South County Toastmasters hosted a Pathways training meeting, Wednesday, May 29th.  Members brought their laptops to follow along.  The attendees included nine members enrolled in Pathways and six members not enrolled. Tom Terrific kicked off the session with twelve tips on getting started and navigating Base Camp.  He provided information on obtaining your password, allowing … Continue reading Pathways Training Night a Success

Toastmasters Adds New Engaging Humor Path

Pathways is the new Toastmasters education program that rolled out in our District just a year ago this month.  The program was originally made up of ten educational paths you can follow.  This month, Toastmasters has added an eleventh path, Engaging Humor.  If you have been holding off on joining Pathways and you enjoy making … Continue reading Toastmasters Adds New Engaging Humor Path

Revised 1/30/2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) Meeting Date:                 January 30th, 2019 Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme: Meeting Location:          Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order:                            7:04 PM Presiding Officer:            Debbie Young, President Officer Reports: President –Debbie Young- No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted. President – Debbie Young – reminded … Continue reading Revised 1/30/2019 Meeting Minutes

Two Reasons Every Toastmaster Should Sign Up for Pathways

# 1 An opportunity to leave feedback for members Base Camp allows you to send feedback to a member enrolled in Pathways at any time. Of course, you can leave handwritten feedback during club meetings on the small evaluation slips. There are times you may be fulfilling a role during the meeting and don't have … Continue reading Two Reasons Every Toastmaster Should Sign Up for Pathways

Pathways: Completing Your Ice Breaker

You've selected your path and you've completed your ice breaker.  What's next?  Before you can move on there is a required step and some optional steps. Required:  Perform a post assessment.  If you re-launch your project, one of the last slides should prompt you to take a quick self-assessment of your skills.  It is the … Continue reading Pathways: Completing Your Ice Breaker

Speech & Evaluation Contest Winners

Wednesday, February 28th, South County Toastmasters hosted an International Speech and Evaluation Contest.  Susan McConnell took first place in the International Speech Contest and Max Kaiser took first place in the Evaluation Contest.  Both will advance to Area Contest on Saturday, March 31st. Kathy Denton took second place in the International Speech Contest and Adam … Continue reading Speech & Evaluation Contest Winners

Introduction To Pathways

Wednesday evening, Joe McChesney and Teri O'Brien provided our club with an introduction to Pathways, Toastmaster's new education program. Following are a few of the highlights: Members will have 2+ years to continue working on the existing educational program (CC, ACB, ACS, ACG, CL, ALB, ALS, DTM) until it is terminated. Pathways is made up of … Continue reading Introduction To Pathways

Why You Should Log into the Toastmasters International Website

The Toastmaster website is a wealth of information.  A lot of the information can be found without ever logging into your account, including the ability to find all the advance communicator manuals Toastmaster publishes. Why would I want to log in? To check dates that you earned awards To check dates that you served as … Continue reading Why You Should Log into the Toastmasters International Website