Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 24th Meeting -- 5th Anniversary Celebration!

What an amazing celebration we had on June 24th at Luigi's in Belton. Here are some photos showing the visitors and club members present.

Visible in this photo are: a little bit of Lynn Johnson,
Club Coach, D. Kirkland,visitor Dorothy Mattieson,
visitor Matt Mattieson, Lita Daniel and Janet Scherer.

In this photo from the top of the table and moving clockwise:
Frank Jaworski, Bob Daigneault, Lynn Johnson, D. Kirkland,
Lita Daniel, Janet Scherer, Kerri Dehn, Katie Thieme,
Tim Manson and visitor Ken Butler

Our Toastmaster for the evening was Lynn Johnson. We had three speeches. Anna Jaworski began by proposing a toast to Texas Stars Toastmasters in celebration of their fifth anniversary (Specialty Speeches manual). Bob Daigneault gave his final speech to complete his Competent Communicator's designation with a rousing speech about Power Aging (Speech #10, CC Manual) and Katie Thieme gave a tongue-in-cheek speech about the English language and the need for s/he in everyday speech (Speech #2, CC Manual).

The winner for Best Speaker was Katie Thieme

Our Table Topics Master for the evening was Frank Jaworski who provided Texas Stars Toastmasters with challenging topics related to the annivesary theme.

Winner of Best Table Topics Speaker was Tim Manson, DTM

There were three excellent evaluations conducted on the speeches given.
Best Evaluator was D. Kirkland, ACM-B/ALB

Here is a photo of Bob Daigneault, after receiving his pin for achieving his Competent Communicator status, holding the book that inspired his speech Power Aging.

In addition to all of the great speeches, evaluations and table topics, we voted for our new leadership board, which take office next week. D. Kirkland also gave certificates of appreciation to outgoing officers:

President: Anna Jaworski, ACS/CL
VP-Education: Tim Manson, DTM
VP-PR: D. Kirkland, ACB/ALB
VP-Membership: Lita Daniel, CC
Treasurer: Bob Daigneault
Secretary: Janet Scherer, ACB/CL
Sergeant-at-Arms: Frank Jaworski, ACB/CL

The new officers are:

President: Lita Daniel, CC
VP-Education: Tim Manson, DTM
VP-PR: D. Kirkland, ACB/ALB
VP-Membership: Janet Scherer, ACB/CL
Treasurer: Anna Jaworski, ACS/CL
Secretary: Katie Thieme
Sergeant-at-Arms: Bob Daigneault, CC

Also of note, our new Area Governor is Frank Jaworski, ACB/CL!

Next week: Officer Induction by Area Governor, Frank Jaworski and New Member Induction.
Our meeting will take place at our regular venue, Christ the King Catholic Church (portable building number 1).

June 17th Meeting

Our June 17th meeting was very exciting because we had the honor of
welcoming a new member! Welcome to Nora Payan!

Distinguished Toastmaster Tim Manson gave an excellent program on
mentoring to the club -- which earned him Best Speaker recognition.

Kathy Thieme won Best Table Topic Speaker for the evening.

As you may have noticed, Competent Communicator Lita Daniel
was our Toastmaster of the evening. She did a great job!

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 10th Meeting

We had another great meeting on June 10th. Our Toastmaster for the evening was D. Kirkland.

Gale Brazier gave a speech from the
Communication and Leadership manual.

Anna Jaworski evaluated her.

Best Table Topics participant for the evening was Frank Jaworski.

Perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen was for us to get a new member! Welcome to Nora Payan! Anna Jaworski's mother visited from Savannah, Georgia. Welcome, Carol!

D. Kirkland, Vice President-Public Relations, continues to do an excellent job of spreading the good news about Toastmasters. Here's a link to her latest article in the Belton Journal:

Don't forget: Our June 24th meeting will be conducted at Luigi's. Come celebrate our 5th anniversary with us! Dutch Treat!

June 3rd Masquerade Meeting

Greetings! This was the first time for Texas Stars Toastmasters to host a Masquerade Meeting. It was an all-Table-Topic meeting. Members prepared a 1-3 minute "table topic" and either dressed in costume or brought props to help members guess who they were.

Attending our meeting were: Mona Lisa, Louisa May Alcott, Marie Curie, Winston Churchill, Joe DiMaggio, Helen Keller and Billy the Kid, just to name a few!

Here are a few photos to help you appreciate the lengths some of our Texas Stars Toastmasters went to in order to make this event special and fun.

Louisa May Alcott

Billy the Kid

Helen Keller

The people who guessed the most people correctly were:

Frank Jaworski, ATM-B, CL and visitor Susan Rogers

Thanks, Toastmaster Bob Daigneault for devising this creative idea
and for serving as the Toastmaster for the evening. It was a lot of fun!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

May 27th Meeting

We had another great Texas Stars Toastmasters meeting! Katie Thieme was our Toastmaster for the evening. Here are the results from our meeting:

Best Speaker: Lynn Johnson with a very informative speech about gardening in Texas -- complete with a helpful handout!

Best Table Topics Master: Tim Manson, DTM

Best Evaluator: Frank Jaworski

We had an Officers' Meeting immediately following our regular meeting. Our Officers' Meeting was at Luigi's.

Reminder: Tonight is the Masquerade Meeting! Instead of regular prepared speeches, it will be a Table Topics night with a twist. All of the participants will come prepared to deliver a speech as though they were someone else! Their speech will hint at who they are and the rest of us will have to guess who everyone is. It should be a fun night!