Upcoming International and Humorous Speech Contests – February 22, 2020

Victor Mattison and Bill Collier will be representing South County Toastmasters by competing in the Area 4 International and Humorous Speech contests.  Details on time and place are shown below: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Grand Glaize Library 1010 Meramec Station Road Manchester, MO 63021 Meeting Room 2 Doors Open: 9:00 am Briefings: 9:30 am Contests:10:00 … Continue reading Upcoming International and Humorous Speech Contests – February 22, 2020

Congratulations to Krista Butler and Debbie Young – Pathways Awards

Pictured from left to right:  Debbie Young, Krista Butler Congratulations to Krista Butler and Debbie Young for earning the Pathways Level 2 Awards.  Krista completed the Innovative Planning Path and Debbie completed the Dynamic Leadership Path.  The members of South County Toastmasters commend you for your achievements!!

Humorous Speech Contest Winners

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, South County Toastmasters hosted a Humorous Speech Contest.   Club members were entertained by the stories shared by the contest participants.  The winners are shown in the photo above from left to right:  Bill Collier (First Place); Kathy Denton (Second Place); and Matt Clark (Third Place).  Bill Collier will represent South … Continue reading Humorous Speech Contest Winners

International Speech Contest Winners – Club Level

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, South County Toastmasters hosted an International Speech Contest.  All participants presented well prepared speeches on a variety of topics.  The winners of the contest are shown above from left to right:  Victor Mattison (First Place); Kathy Denton (Second Place); and J.D. Perper (Third Place).  Victor Mattison will represent South County … Continue reading International Speech Contest Winners – Club Level

New Club Officers – January 8, 2020

The members of South County Toastmasters installed new officers during the January 8, 2020 meeting.  As shown in the photo above:  Kathy Denton - VP Education; Susan McConnell - VP Public Relations; Victor Mattison - Secretary; Matt Clark - VP Membership; J.D. Perper - President; Jim Salih - Officer at Large; Patrick Hunt - Treasurer; … Continue reading New Club Officers – January 8, 2020

Anniversary Awards – Founding Member, Howard Brandt

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the founder of South County Toastmasters, Howard Brandt.  Howard has been a member of Toastmasters for 56 years.  His dedicated service to the Club has been the key to the success of South County Toastmasters.  We owe a debt of gratitude to Howard for all he has … Continue reading Anniversary Awards – Founding Member, Howard Brandt

Anniversary Awards – Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals who have been members of South County Toastmasters for over 25 years.  The following members were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Holiday Party on December 18, 2019:  Bill Collier (26 years); Brent Stewart (36 years); Steve Winheim (26 years).  Congratulations and thank you to Bill, Brent … Continue reading Anniversary Awards – Lifetime Achievement

Youth Leadership Graduation, November 20, 2019

South County Toastmasters sponsored a Youth Leadership program led by Jim Salih.  For the past 8 weeks, youth between the ages of 8 through 16 met each week to learn about public speaking and the basics of Toastmaster meetings.  In recognition of their achievement of completing the program, a graduation was held on Wednesday, November … Continue reading Youth Leadership Graduation, November 20, 2019

Table Topics Marathon October 30th

On October 30th, South County Toastmasters conducted a Table Topics Marathon with a Halloween theme.  J.D. Perper (aka Mad Scientist) led the marathon and was assisted by Debbie Young (aka Dr. Pain), Rob Van Winkle (aka Arrr Pirate) and Allie Puskarich (aka Princess).   The members present voted for the best table topics after each session.  … Continue reading Table Topics Marathon October 30th

Fundraiser Attended by South County Toastmaster Members Supports Fellow Member Non-Profit Organization

On October 18th, several members of South County Toastmasters attended a special "Mouse Races" fundraiser for the non-profit organization hosted by SCTM member Zach Smelcer.   The event was very successful and a good time was had by all.  The attendees from SCTM are shown in the photo below.  Zach Smelcer is third from the right. … Continue reading Fundraiser Attended by South County Toastmaster Members Supports Fellow Member Non-Profit Organization

Speech and Evaluation Contest Awards

Wednesday, February 6th, South County Toastmasters hosted an International Speech and Evaluation Contest.  All of the participants were well prepared and provided an interesting night of competition.  Shown below are the participants:  JD Perper (Speech Contest, 2nd Place); Kate Schafroth (Speech Contest, 1st Place); Bill Collier (Evaluation Contest, 1st Place); Adam Kutell (Evaluation Contest, 2nd … Continue reading Speech and Evaluation Contest Awards

Recognition of Toastmasters Longevity – 15 and 25 Years

Longevity awards for membership and offices served in Toastmasters were presented to Kathy Denton and Steve Winheim during the Christmas Party on December 19, 2018.  Special thanks to Kathy Denton for:  originating the idea of Longevity Awards;  researching information on each active member; and drafting and printing the awards.  Thank you for your dedication to … Continue reading Recognition of Toastmasters Longevity – 15 and 25 Years

Recognition of Toastmasters Longevity

Longevity awards for membership and offices served in Toastmasters were presented to members during the December Christmas party and during the January 9, 2019 meeting.  Special recognition was given to the club founder, Howard Brandt, who started the club in 1975.  Shown below from left to right:  Sean Sheehan (1 year);  Jim Salih (17 years); … Continue reading Recognition of Toastmasters Longevity

Brandon Bennett Completes Youth Leadership Program

The members of South County Toastmasters sponsored an 8 week Youth Leadership program for students up to the age of 18.  Brandon Bennett gave a speech at the December 12, 2018 meeting and received his Certificate of Completion of the Youth Leadership Program.  The members also voted for Brandon as the "Most Improved" for the … Continue reading Brandon Bennett Completes Youth Leadership Program