On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, South County Toastmasters hosted a special meeting and open house to celebrate Halloween. Club members spoke about the history of Halloween in in the United States along with scary stories and favorite memories of trick-or-treating and dressing up for Halloween. Everyone was encouraged to wear a costume and to bring … Continue reading South County Toastmasters Sponsors a Halloween Open House, October 26, 2022
Halloween Open House!
We're having a special "Open House" Halloween meeting, and you're invited! Date: Wed, Oct 26th at 5:30pm, meeting at 6pmPlace: Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S Lindbergh, St Louis MO 63127 Details:Each Toastmasters meeting is an opportunity to practice communication and grow leadership skills in a safe, encouraging environment. On Oct 26 we especially welcome … Continue reading Halloween Open House!
Sunset Hills Meeting – 25 People
The in-person meetings at Sunset Hills is now open to 25 members. Please still wear a mask. We will continue with our Zoom meetings.
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
Free Path until March 31, 2021
Richard E. Peck2020-2021 International PresidentToastmasters International Oct. 22, 2020 Finally, as a token of our appreciation during this difficult time, any Toastmaster who renews their membership for the October renewal period by December 31 will automatically receive a free Pathways path! Please visit your Toastmasters profile, click the “Choose A Path” button, and follow the normal path … Continue reading Free Path until March 31, 2021
Max – Erudite as Ever
Tom, Max, Sue and Brent Tom, Sue and Brent went to visit our long time member Max Kaiser and we are glad to report that he is erudite as ever. Talking on the topics of the day, Max is as knowledgeable and his table topic skills have not diminished. We pray for his recovery and … Continue reading Max – Erudite as Ever
2018 Toastmasters Convention
Rob went to the 2018 Toastmaster's International Convention and did a presentation on his visit. Below is a pdf of his presentation. Toastmasters-Convention-2018
Thanks for Member Donations
I'd like to thank specific members for their donations to the club in the recent past. I apologize if I missed anyone. Bill C. - badge magnets. Mary K. - copies for Youth Leadership Brent S. - copies for club manuals Rich P. - 3 ring binders for club manuals.
Brian Ettling Interview
Past member Brian Ettling was interviewed recently by KMOX radio. Here's is the link to his interview if you missed it.
Welcome home Jim! Job well done!
South County Toastmasters is proud to spotlight Mr. Jim Bubash for his outstanding volunteer efforts with the Red Cross in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. We are fortunate to have such an amazing group of members that actively contribute to our community and in Jim's case willing to travel long distances to … Continue reading Welcome home Jim! Job well done!
Club Picture – Veterans and God Bless America
Our last meeting had a theme of honoring the Veterans of the U.S. The veterans who were present at the time were Tom Terrific, Carl Hendrickson and James Bubash. The other veterans in the club are Howard Brandt, David Rogers, Steve Winheim, Liz DeCamp and Jack Bettag. Jeffrey Gonder also did a stirring rendtion … Continue reading Club Picture – Veterans and God Bless America
Brent is Nuts for Nuts
Brent Stewart did his annual "Nuts"speech and reminded us of all the health benefits of nuts. Brent is selling these nuts to benefit all of the worthy causes that Kiwanis supports. The cost is $25.00, so give Brent a call or email to reserve your can of nuts. Note - for sixty years old, Brent … Continue reading Brent is Nuts for Nuts
Capital T Humorous Speech Contest
Is anyone from South County Toastmasters be interested in attending a Humorous Speech Contest for the Advanced Club? August 14th. Capital T Toastmasters invites you to join us for our annual humorous speaking contest. It will be held in the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church at 921 Edgar Road, Webster Groves, MO, 63119. The event starts … Continue reading Capital T Humorous Speech Contest
Fortune Magazine Article
Here's a nice article about Toastmasters in Fortune Magazine. http://fortune.com/2015/07/22/toastmasters-public-speaking/
Howard’s New Computer
Howard showed off his new computer at the last meeting. He'll be doing Power Point before you know it.
Brian Ettling – Crater Lake and Climate Change
On a recent trip to Crater Lake, I found Ranger and Toastmaster Brian Ettling. Brian did a great program on Climate Change and how it was affecting Crater Lake. Brian did a masterful job and I was very proud of him and how much he has accomplished. When he comes back to St.Louis, try and … Continue reading Brian Ettling – Crater Lake and Climate Change
Balloon Fight Extraordinaire
SCTM claims the Title of "World's largest Balloon Fight at a Toastmaster Meeting!" Luckily no one was injured in the melee.
A Toast to South County TM!
Last week one of our SCTM members raised a toast to the wonderful people and camaraderie at SCTM. Here is her rendering: “Long shall you live” To South County Toastmasters Long shall you live! And as you do So shall we forever grow Challenging our selves Bettering our selves Encouraging each other And striving for … Continue reading A Toast to South County TM!
Down Syndrome Association Toastmasters Needs Mentors
The DASGAS Word Masters, a Toastmaster group for the Downs Syndrome Association of St. Louis is looking for mentors for some of its members. You can see their next meeting information below. If you have questions please call Eileen Riviera Roth at 636-326-1787.
Here's a few of our Toastmasters who served our country in the military. Thanks to Barb for this picture. Tom Terrific and Don Clair are also veterans. If there are any more veterans who would like to be listed, please let me know.
Bob Chunn – Past President of South County Toastmasters
Bob-Chunn - one of the great leaders of our club, recently passed away. If you click on the link above, it will show you all of his life's accomplishments. In our club he was the District Outstanding Toastmaster from 1984 - 85, Club President in 1983, President of Salem Toastmasters and also a Distinguished Toastmaster. Bob was … Continue reading Bob Chunn – Past President of South County Toastmasters
New Sign – thank you Kathy D.
Thanks to Kathy Denton for leading the club to get a new sign for the club meetings. It looks Terrific!
Accredited Speaker Program
Anyone interested in applying for the Accredited Speaker Award - here are the basic requirements. Eligibility To qualify as an Accredited Speaker, an applicant must: be a current member in good standing be an Able Toastmaster OR Advanced Toastmaster Bronze OR Advanced Communicator Bronze Have had a minimum of 25 speaking engagements to non Toastmasters … Continue reading Accredited Speaker Program
QR Codes for the Club
One of the latest technologies being used in marketing is the use of QR codes. If you have a smart phone with the right app, the code can be scanned and it will take you to our website. It can also show text, phone numbers and SMS. This might be useful for printed materials given … Continue reading QR Codes for the Club
Accredited Speaker Requirements
Here are the requirements to be an "Accredited Speaker." Eligibility To qualify as an Accredited Speaker, an applicant must: - be a current member in good standing - be an Able Toastmaster OR Advanced Toastmaster Bronze OR Advanced Communicator Bronze - Have had a minimum of 25 speaking engagements to non Toastmasters audiences within the … Continue reading Accredited Speaker Requirements
STUPID – Lincoln-Douglas Debates
by Tom Terrific My wife and I just participated in the Webster University speech contest. Besides normal types of speeches, after-dinner, informative, persuasive etc, they also have a contest they call a Lincoln-Douglas debate. The students study an issue for a year and then when the debate begins, they flip a coin and and whomever … Continue reading STUPID – Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Twelve Days of a Toastmasters’ Christmas
On December 9th, Laura Zeman shared her original new song: "Twelve Days of a Toastmasters’ Christmas" On the # day of Christmas the Toastmasters gave to me: Twelve speakers speaking Eleven members yawning Ten mentors clapping Nine Evaluators remarking Eight Grammarians listening Seven timers timing Six new members shaking FIVE “AH” counter rings Four discs … Continue reading Twelve Days of a Toastmasters’ Christmas
Alan Was Right About Clint Eastwood
If you missed Gran Torino, you missed Clint Eastwood at his best. Lucky for Alan's 40th birthday, it was Terrific.