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Toastmasters International District 19

The Transmitter Winter 2010

Covering all of Iowa and the best parts of Illinois and Nebraska In this issue: It’s Halftime!.......... 1 It’s Never too Soon to Think Ahead...... 1 D19 PR Team....... 2 A Successful Second Half................ 3 Recharge with TLI................. 3 Your Club Can Host Demo Mtg............. 4 Profile: Leah Cox.. 4 Boost Your Mentoring Program.......... 5 D19 Education Achievements....... 6 From the D19 Fall Conference......... 10 TM Tidbits........... 12

It’s Halftime! T

he gun goes off, the players retreat, and fans turn to other entertainment for a bit. I don’t usually turn to sports metaphors, but I think the concept of halftime is well understood. Halftime is not just a time of rest. It’s a time of serious reflection with an eye toward improvement. Adjustments are decided, planned, and set into motion. Coaches are held responsible for the play of the team even though they aren’t on the field. A good coach earns respect by the ability to engage, inspire, adjust, and lead his team to victory. Our Toastmasters year is at halftime. Our offense has been working hard and our Communication and Leadership awards have been making huge gains. Our defense—the concept of holding up our standards against attack and engaging the respect of the general public—has held its own. But this year we face a tough opponent. The economy has created uncertainty that hurts our marketing on the District and club levels. People face stress in their

personal lives and are concerned about taking risks. Toastmasters might be an interesting concept to them, but right now they are focused on keeping their heads down and plowing straight ahead. So, does your club need to adjust? Are you losing key players to the injuries of the economy? Will the game plan you started in July still play out to a Distinguished year? Your Area Governors are key mentors—assistant coaches—ready to help you ‘get game.’ If you are a club officer, you are a player-coach, someone right on the field with a great perspective on what is really happening.  Now, the second round of officer training and club visits is upon us. This isn’t a time to rest thinking we covered everything six months ago and that we can coast the rest of the Toastmasters year. It’s halftime, the time when we make the strategic changes that win the game. This is when we earn our respect as Toastmasters! Let’s redevelop that crucial game plan. Let’s go out into the world and draft some new players in our clubs to show the world that we have what it takes to be great communicators and leaders. How? By working as a solid team using a well-thought-out plan. There’s the whistle. Let’s take the field! Doug Nelson, District 19 Governor dnelson@netins.net 641-430-8378

It’s Never too Soon to Think Ahead

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here may be snow on the ground, and there might be a lot more to come, but it’s not too early to start thinking about spring! Along with the pretty flowers, green grass, and warmer days to enjoy, there

are a few Toastmasters-related events that occur in the spring:

1. The Spring Conference in Des Moines. We always have a spring Never too Soon, continued page 2


Never too Soon, from page 1

conference, but this year is special because International President Gary Schmidt is going to visit. That means District 19 will be pulling out all the stops to make the 2010 Spring Conference in Des Moines an event to remember! Register now and save money!

2. The International Speech Contest.

Right now everyone is tied for first in the competition to determine the 2010 World Champion of Public Speaking. Challenge yourself to compete this year! With recent rule changes adopted by Toastmasters International, the International Speech contest will be run differently than in past years. The winner of the District International Speech contest gets to go to the International Convention in Palm Desert, California, to compete for a shot at being the World Champion of Public Speaking. As anyone who has competed on the big stage will tell you, it’s a thrill like none other. If you want to seriously compete, you should at least be thinking about your speech topic.

the ring! Remember - Club elections are supposed to be held in May! It’s not too soon to be thinking about who among your club members is ready for a new challenge! (And encourage them to attend an upcoming TLI.)

5. SMARTcraft. Is there a topic you wished

would have been covered more at the TLIs? Is there an educational program you’ve been dying to try? Looking for more opportunities to speak? Hold or attend a SMARTcraft! There will be opportunities to do both coming up during the second half of the Toastmasters year, so be on the lookout for them or start working now to create your own!

For these and other reasons, in District 19, it’s never too early to Think Spring! Thomas Lindaman, DTM Lt. Governor of Education and Training District 19

Speaking of spring...

Plan now to attend the spring conference May 14-15 in Des Moines. To find out more and to register, go to: http://www.district19.camp9.org/

3. The Table Topics contest. Just because

the International Speech Contest gets so much attention doesn’t mean that the District Table Topics Contest is any less special. This is a great opportunity for newer Toastmasters to get outside of their clubs and experience Area, Division, and even District speech contests. Practice helps! Use the next few weeks of club meetings to sharpen your skills.

4. Election of officers. Every spring, clubs

meet to discuss the election of officers from the club level on up to District level and beyond. These are important decisions that will shape the direction of the District by giving members a voice. We can’t function as a District without leaders at every level. If you haven’t started thinking about being an officer at some level, give it some thought and throw your hat into

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District 19 2009-2010 Public Relations Team Public Relations Officer/Mike Anderson andymh@mchsi.com Database Coordinator/ Cliff “Spam Man” Scherrer, Sr. dtmcliff@machlink.com Assistant PRO/Laura Meade lauram@FisherGroup.com Web Master/Ann Mangan amangan@mancomm.com Transmitter Editor/Diane DeBok diane-debok@uiowa.edu


Preparing for a Successful Second Half

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he first day of 2010 was halftime of the 20092010 Toastmasters year, as District Governor Doug Nelson noted in his column in this edition of the Transmitter. Just as a football team does at half-time, it is, indeed, a great time to do some assessing of your own. First: Assess your club. This especially applies if you’re a club officer, but all members take on some responsibility for a club’s success. Part of that “mutually supportive learning environment thing,” you know. And the success of a club reflects the skills and dedication of its members. How has your club grown in the past six months? How many new faces have walked through your door or, even better, are now placed among you? How many accomplishments have you achieved collectively? If you can’t point to very many “touchdowns” - or even “first downs” maybe it’s time to review your strategy, and almost certainly your execution. What have you done to build up your fan base? Has your club made an effort to tell the community about what you have accomplished? Have you tried an open house or a Speechcraft to create some “buzz” about your club? Second: Assess yourself. Remind yourself why you’re playing this game in the first place. Toastmasters is a team effort, but the ultimate goal (in sharp contrast to our sports analogy) is individual achievement and growth. So how are YOUR halftime stats? While it’s true that in Toastmasters we all have the freedom to work at our desired pace, at the same

time, we’re also here to work on our weaknesses as well as our strengths. Have you stepped outside your proverbial comfort zone and become involved outside the club? Have you competed in a contest, even at the club level? Have you taken that next step in your speaking progress—maybe moving out from behind the lectern, doing a speech without notes, or make a special effort to organize a speech in a new way? Use this halfway point to rethink your strategy and set some new goals, especially if you’re a club officer. In fact, every club should have an officers’ meeting this month and create a checklist of objectives and an evaluation of how each officer is doing in his or her role. Don’t point fingers; work as a team to identify where execution has been weak, and develop a strategy to work together to shore up your game plan. If you need help, contact your Area Governor for advice. In six months, the whistle will blow again, and your club will take a win or a loss. Will you be able to say you made the most of the opportunity you had in 2009-2010?

By Mike Anderson District 19 Public Relations Officer

Recharge with TLI

A very successful Division C and D TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) was held Saturday, January 16, at the Farm Bureau Building in West Des Moines. Be sure to look for a training opportunity being held in the next few weeks near you! Urge as many of your club officers to attend TLI as possible. Officer training is part of achieving or maintaining distinguished club status. Toastmasters who are not club officers are welcome to attend, too! Check the District Calendar at www.district19.me for details.

Toastmasters from Divisions C and D attend TLI on January 16 in West Des Moines

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Your Club Can Host a Demo Meeting

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our club can help District 19 start new clubs by holding a demonstration meeting. A demo meeting simply involves working with a local company, church, or community group to take your club meeting on the road and demonstrate how Toastmasters meetings work. Now, by doing so, your club will be entered into the new Club Demo Sweepstakes and will have an opportunity to win a Portable Wood Lectern (Toastmaster Catalog #379), Timing Signal Light with Remote (Catalog #6698) or $70 towards any Toastmaster Catalog purchase. Each new club demo meeting your club conducts enters your club in the sweepstakes, so the more demos you do, the more chances you have to win. Each club holding a demo meeting before June 30, 2010 will be eligible. Any club that has already held a demo meeting after July 1, 2009 is also eligible, whether or not the demo actually led to the start of a new club. The goal of hosting a demo meeting for another group is that you will inspire that group to form its own club. It is also an opportunity for Toastmasters in your club to get some great experience and position themselves for a possible club sponsorship or mentor role that would lead to an Advanced Leader Silver award. A District 19 officer will assist your club in choosing a location and organizing your agenda. Help your club and District 19 win, win, win! Please contact me for additional information and assistance. My contact information appears below. By Susan Saltou District 19 Lieutenant Governor of Marketing susansaltou@mchsi.com 641-420-7274

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Transmitter Profile: Leah Cox By Cindy Hanevy, Area 36 Governor

This issue’s profile is of Leah Cox, ACB, CL and Division C Governor. Leah has been a member of Toastmasters less than two years. She is a member of Crosswinds in Marshalltown, iToast in Ames, and Professional Achievers in Altoona. What do you like to do outside of Toastmasters? Is there a life outside of Toastmasters? I love to read. I don’t even care what it is. A murder mystery, the stock market…OK, not that so much. Westerns, spy thriller, science fiction. I also have a new grandson that I am looking forward to spoiling rotten soon. He just turned a year old and moved back to Iowa so Grandma is going to put her mark on him! I also like to travel. Again, not picky. There is always something new to see or do. To me, Des Moines counts as traveling because it is not in Marshalltown!!! Where are you from? I am originally from southern Iowa—Oskaloosa. I have lived in Bussey and Eddyville, also in southern Iowa. I have also lived in Montana. What keeps you interested in Toastmasters? Wow, what a great question! What keeps me interested in Toastmasters is the opportunity for constant change and learning. The people like Clyde Eisenbeis, John Carlson and Joan Johanson who have been in Toastmasters almost forever are continually learning and spurring me to continue learning and re-creating myself. There is not a lot wrong with most of us when we join Toastmasters, but we still need to learn. Recreation is a continual improvement of yourself. A pond without an influx of fresh water soon becomes stagnant. Stagnant water cannot grow anything new, at least not for long. I like learning and I thrive when I am able to teach someone. As you may know, I belong to three different clubs. I do mean different. One is pretty relaxed— Crosswinds. One is just learning and is multicultural—iToast. One is an advanced club—Professional Achievers. I catch myself writing a different type of speech for each club. In Crosswinds I try out new material. Profile continued next page


Profile from previous page (They have superb evaluations.) With iToast I tend to be more somber and educational. I am not necessarily myself when I am there. With the Pro Achievers I am myself, and as an advanced club their evaluations are helpful, sometimes to the point of hurting, but in an appropriate way. They are not vindictive, just more insightful and geared to different type of audience. I tend to be the professional and give more instructional speeches there. But that is their goal. Choose your club with an open mind. They all have different ideas and modes of learning and usefulness. What advice do you have for new members? I love new members. I remember being one not very long ago! My advice would be threefold, first GET ACTIVE!!!!!!!! You can’t learn to drive by sitting in the back seat of the car. Get active, go to meetings, volunteer for any job needed. Visit other clubs. Go to the TLIs even if you are not an officer. Second: Learn by doing. This goes hand-in-hand with the first bit of advice. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. There used to be an artist on IPTV—Bob Ross. He said that we don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents. I strongly believe this. Last but far from least…LISTEN. This sounds easy, but probably is the hardest for a “newbie” to do. We tend to act like we are listening. We do not hear what is being said, but most importantly, we do not hear what is not being said. A good part of each conversation is nonverbal. As Toastmasters, we need to focus on the nonverbal as well as the verbal. Go back to the car. Dad taught us how to steer the car, look both ways, what the lights and signs meant, by never saying a word. We probably knew all of this by the time we were 9. We could no more drive a car down I-80 at 4 pm outside Iowa City than we could walk on the moon. Until we got behind the wheel of that car, we did not

realize what all we had to do to drive that car. From adjusting the mirror, seat belt, getting the seat in the right position for our comfort and safety. Not to discount the need to be sure that we had gas in the car, air in the tires. From hearing, listening and learning from an older (figuratively) more experienced person we learned to drive a car. A Toastmaster probably knows before he or she ever sits in the first meeting that a speech needs an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. We know how to fill 5-10 minutes with talking. But they do not usually know the nuances that Toastmasters teaches us. You see, each of us is a mentor whether we have the title or not. We are mentoring everyone we speak to, Toastmaster or not. Leah Cox, ACB, CL Division C Governor. (Less than 2 year member)

Boost Your Mentoring Program By Lauri Hughes, Area 34 Governor

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irkwood Keynotes #1564 (Cedar Rapids) is spending the month of January promoting the club’s mentoring program. The club started off with an “introduction” at its regular meeting December 22. As Toastmaster, I talked about the M&M candies, shared a few with the group, and told the members interesting facts about them. Toward the end of the meeting, I suggested another thing to think about when eating these candies, our own club’s MnM, or mentor/ mentee program. Now each week this month, we’re sprinkling facts and fun about our MnM program. On January 26, we’ll wrap it up with a meeting entirely focused on the mentoring program (TM, speeches, table topics and evaluation feedback), we’ll formally introduce our new “logo” for the program, and end the meeting with a quiz to gauge their learning. The winner receives a gift bag of M & M’s chocolates! For more information, contact Lauri at lhughes@ kirkwood.edu.

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Toastmasters International - Education Achievements, District 19 Club

Div

Area

Award

Date

Member

Club Name

Location

2791

A

12

ACG

09/09/2009

Ahrens, LaDean M.

Ah Masters Club

Fort Dodge

875

D

74

CL

12/04/2009

Anderson Mba, Amber

Town And College Club

Ames

3515

B

33

LD REXC

01/01/2010

Anderson, Michael H.

Sunrise Marion Club

Cedar Rapids

1443

B

34

ALS

01/06/2010

Anderson, Michael H.

Crossroads Story Tellers Club

North Liberty

1089

E

92

CL

12/11/2009

Antosiak, Sharon K.

Washington Toastmasters Club

Washington

7515

E

92

CL

07/17/2009

Atkinson, Arthur A.

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

3135

D

72

CC

07/10/2009

Bakker, Teresa K.

Early Risers Toastmasters Club

West Des Moines

9592

E

93

CC

07/21/2009

Bark, Candice L.

Stanley Consultants Toastmasters

Muscatine

3250

B

33

CC

07/24/2009

Barnidge, Tracy J

Collins Avionics Club

Cedar Rapids

2316

A

12

ACS

09/14/2009

Benton, Rhonda M.

Wright On

Clarion

3515

B

33

ACB

07/23/2009

Berry, Ron C.

Sunrise Marion Club

Cedar Rapids

3135

D

72

CC

07/10/2009

Binns, Kathy A.

Early Risers Toastmasters Club

West Des Moines

1765

D

74

CC

09/30/2009

Biswas, Rana

TGIF Toastmasters Club

Ames

2388

D

73

CC

07/29/2009

Boicourt, Dale L.

Esquire Toastmasters Club Des Moines

3250

B

33

CL

11/05/2009

Boland, Pat J.

Collins Avionics Club

Cedar Rapids

7515

E

92

CC

11/24/2009

Braun, Seth

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

3135

D

72

ACS

11/20/2009

Brown, Steven E.

Early Risers Toastmasters Club

West Des Moines

2187

D

74

CL

09/15/2009

Budd, Thomas James

Ames Toastmasters

Ames

164

B

36

CC

11/15/2009

Butler, Dori H

Old Capitol Club

Iowa City

4477

C

54

DTM

07/16/2009

Carlson, John D.

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

184

D

74

ALB

09/05/2009

Chen, Henry

iToast Toastmasters Club

Ames

3135

D

72

CC

11/17/2009

Chirico, Frank J.

Early Risers Toastmasters Club

West Des Moines

2187

D

74

ALB

07/27/2009

Chung, Kueier

Ames Toastmasters

Ames

1089

E

92

PCC

12/01/2009

Cody, Patricia A.

Washington Toastmasters Club

*Award Pending

1089

E

92

CL

12/01/2009

Cody, Patricia A.

Washington Toastmasters Club

Washington

7515

E

92

CC

11/19/2009

Cole, Livia

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

7858

C

51

CL

07/23/2009

Cox, Leah Rae

Crosswinds Toastmasters Club

Marshalltown

7858

C

51

ACB

08/11/2009

Cox, Leah Rae

Crosswinds Toastmasters Club

Marshalltown

6628

E

92

ACB

10/23/2009

Creagan, Samuel Joseph

Burlington Area Toastmasters Club

Burlington

2670

A

11

ACB

11/10/2009

Crofutt, Laura Ellen

Siouxland Ciceros Club

South Sioux City

875

D

74

CC

08/17/2009

Dai, Renchang

Town And College Club

Ames

6.


3049

D

75

CC

08/02/2009

Davis, Todd Alan

Greater Des Moines Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

164

B

36

CC

07/29/2009

DeBok, Diane R

Old Capitol Club

Iowa City

7515

E

92

CL

12/04/2009

Denbaum, Diane M.

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

1274432

B

36

CC

01/07/2010

Dizard, Betty J.

GEICO Dynamos

Coralville

1564

B

34

CL

09/16/2009

Driscoll, Marcia Kaye Kirkwood Keynotes Club

Cedar Rapids

663

E

92

CL

11/05/2009

Eddy, William J.

Ottumwa Toastmasters Club

Ottumwa

663

E

92

ALB

08/03/2009

Eddy, William J.

Ottumwa Toastmasters Club

Ottumwa

3193

D

73

CC

08/11/2009

Fell, Janeen M.

Regency Club

West Des Moines

1089

E

92

ACB

08/20/2009

Flynn, Kevin C.

Washington Toastmasters Club

Washington

7889

E

94

ALB

07/04/2009

Grant, Sidney

Hilltop Toaster Club

East Moline

4477

C

54

CC

09/02/2009

Gray, Tina R.

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

839618

D

73

CL

11/13/2009

Halblom, Dave

Voices in Motion Club

West Des Moines

3193

D

73

CC

12/16/2009

Hansen, Sondra A

Regency Club

West Des Moines

1209

B

36

CL

08/10/2009

Hartman, Sally

Affirmationists Club

Iowa City

1282753

B

32

CC

09/03/2009

Hatter, Christy

Aegon Articulators

Cedar Rapids

1205

B

33

CL

01/02/2010

Hatter, Christy

Heritage Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

839618

D

73

CL

09/01/2009

Hawley, Dale V.

Voices in Motion Club

West Des Moines

6787

A

11

CL

07/08/2009

Hennings, Jason

Future Communicators of America

Cherokee

645182

C

54

ALB

08/23/2009

Hicks, Sharon L

Nexus Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

1205

B

33

CC

07/27/2009

Hinkel, Nancy Ellen

Heritage Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

4477

C

54

CC

09/28/2009

Horn, Diane M

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

2670

A

11

CC

08/18/2009

Huber, Michelle L.

Siouxland Ciceros Club

South Sioux City

6787

A

11

ACB

09/01/2009

Hummel, Alvin

Future Communicators of America

Cherokee

3193

D

73

CC

09/17/2009

Jensen, Kathryn J

Regency Club

West Des Moines

2791

A

12

CC

10/22/2009

Johanson, Joan M.

Ah Masters Club

Fort Dodge

4477

C

54

CL

07/07/2009

Kallem, Jeff D

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

4477

C

54

CC

01/11/2010

Kallem, Jeff D

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

7858

C

51

CC

07/08/2009

Kenney, Rachel Susan

Crosswinds Toastmasters Club

Marshalltown

711779

E

94

CC

09/01/2009

Kerns, Adam J

Quad Cities Executive Toastmasters Club

Davenport

7515

E

92

ACS

11/19/2009

Khare, Ron

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

7515

E

92

ALB

10/27/2009

Khare, Ron

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

7515

E

92

CL

08/04/2009

Khare, Ron

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

7.


184

D

74

ACS

07/02/2009

Kimura, Kayoko

iToast Toastmasters Club

Ames

184

D

74

ALB

01/11/2010

Kimura, Kayoko

iToast Toastmasters Club

Ames

7978

A

13

ACS

09/15/2009

Kock, Russell E

WIT Masters Toastmasters Club

Sioux City

4477

C

54

ACB

08/22/2009

Lacombe, David A

Ankeny Club

Ankeny

3193

D

73

CC

11/10/2009

Larson, Erin K

Regency Club

West Des Moines

4804

C

53

CC

09/01/2009

Larson, Julie A.

Tower Toasters Club

Des Moines

875

D

74

CC

10/19/2009

Lau, Chooi Kim

Town And College Club

Ames

1209

B

36

CC

12/10/2009

Leifker, Nicholas

Affirmationists Club

Iowa City

4605

D

75

CC

09/18/2009

Lisle, Jeffery

Johnston Club

Johnston

3193

D

73

CC

08/11/2009

Mahoney, Anne Marie

Regency Club

West Des Moines

617

B

34

CC

10/14/2009

Mangold, Sherry Lee Hawkeye Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

1089

E

92

CC

08/10/2009

Martin, Mary Louise

Washington Toastmasters Club

Washington

6787

A

11

CC

09/29/2009

Mauro, Adam

Future Communicators of America

Cherokee

9708

B

31

CL

08/20/2009

McMahon, Mary R.

Waterloo Speechmasters Club

Waterloo

617

B

34

CC

01/11/2010

Meade, Laura M.

Hawkeye Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

3193

D

73

CC

10/20/2009

Middendorf, Sarah A

Regency Club

West Des Moines

7889

E

94

CC

07/04/2009

Moreno, Fidel

Hilltop Toaster Club

East Moline

3515

B

33

CL

10/11/2009

Myers, Coleen K.

Sunrise Marion Club

Cedar Rapids

875

D

74

CC

12/04/2009

Ng, Kam Weng

Town And College Club

Ames

3588

E

91

CC

11/20/2009

Nielsen, Keith A.

Speak-Easy Club

Dubuque

972362

E

91

ACS

08/25/2009

Nielsen, Kelly

Tri-State Toasters

Dubuque

1937

C

52

ACB

09/01/2009

O’Leary, Kathleen

Statesmen Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

1282753

B

32

CL

01/04/2010

Oehler, Mark

Aegon Articulators

Cedar Rapids

1282753

B

32

CC

11/05/2009

Oehler, Mark

Aegon Articulators

Cedar Rapids

7515

E

92

CC

09/15/2009

Oetken, Todd Allen

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

2187

D

74

CC

08/04/2009

Olson, Hillary A.

Ames Toastmasters

Ames

1937

C

52

ACS

09/02/2009

Palmisano, Virginia M.

Statesmen Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

3250

B

33

ACB

11/05/2009

Pasker, Steve W.

Collins Avionics Club

Cedar Rapids

1325

E

94

CC

11/03/2009

Pathak, Pankaj Padmakar

Downtowners Toastmasters Club

Davenport

2670

A

11

CC

08/12/2009

Pittenger, Emily JC

Siouxland Ciceros Club

South Sioux City

9047

C

52

ACS

08/13/2009

Powell, Marginell E.

Mid City Toastmasters Club

Des Moines,

1991

C

53

CL

12/17/2009

Rasmussen, Erica Regina

Ruan Center Club

Des Moines

839618

D

73

ACB

07/10/2009

Reavis, Jay

Voices in Motion Club

West Des Moines

8.


6787

A

11

CL

07/29/2009

Reinlasoder, Ray

Future Communicators of America

Cherokee

3049

D

75

ACG

07/30/2009

Richardson, Dale R.

Greater Des Moines Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

164

B

36

ALB

07/20/2009

Roalson, Eric B.

Old Capitol Club

Iowa City

617

B

34

ACB

10/14/2009

Rocarek, Richard M.

Hawkeye Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

3588

E

91

CC

01/04/2010

Rolwes, Brenda A.

Speak-Easy Club

Dubuque

7515

E

92

CL

11/09/2009

Rose, Jeannie

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

972362

E

91

CL

12/07/2009

Schmieder, Cheryl

Tri-State Toasters

Dubuque

1209

B

36

CC

12/10/2009

Schubert, Michael Andrew

Affirmationists Club

Iowa City

684

B

32

CC

07/06/2009

Skeers, Linda S.

Downtowners Watts of Talk Cedar Rapids Club

3193

D

73

CC

08/20/2009

Stopulos, Joseph Patrick

Regency Club

West Des Moines

1209

B

36

CC

08/19/2009

Sudarmawan, Anthony

Affirmationists Club

Iowa City

1209

B

36

CL

08/19/2009

Sudarmawan, Anthony

Affirmationists Club

Iowa City

7515

E

92

ALB

10/27/2009

Symington Craig, Jean

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

1564

B

34

CL

10/15/2009

Tharp, Kristine M.

Kirkwood Keynotes Club

Cedar Rapids

7515

E

92

ACS

11/19/2009

Traynor, Thomas H.

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

7515

E

92

CC

08/04/2009

Traynor, Thomas H.

Golden Speakers Club

Fairfield

1325

E

94

CC

09/16/2009

Walker, Marilyn L.

Downtowners Toastmasters Club

Davenport

4996

A

13

CL

07/17/2009

Waltz, Jon

Red Oak Club

Red Oak

987584

D

72

CC

11/20/2009

White, David Charles R&R Realty Group

West Des Moines

7858

C

51

CC

07/16/2009

Wieland, Lu A

Crosswinds Toastmasters Club

Marshalltown

1104627

C

55

CC

07/09/2009

Wiese, Sharon

Stagecoach Speakers Downtown DSM

Des Moines

1937

C

52

ACB

07/16/2009

Willett, Patricia Rae

Statesmen Toastmasters Club

Des Moines

101

B

31

CC

07/24/2009

Williams, Reginald

Waterloo Toastmasters Club

Waterloo

1051385

D

73

CL

07/17/2009

Wilson, Jeff

Voices from the Farm

West Des Moines

617

B

34

ALB

11/12/2009

Woerdeman, Ladonna OSF

Hawkeye Toastmasters Club

Cedar Rapids

875

D

74

CC

08/04/2009

Wu, Yen-Nung

Town And College Club

Ames

9.


From the District 19 Fall Conference

The fall conference was held November 13-14 in Dubuque at the Julien Hotel. In case you can’t guess, the event had a riverboat gambler theme (remember Maverick?). If Ann Mangan’s photos are any indication, District 19’s Toastmasters had a great time! Have a look at the next couple of pages. Thanks, Ann, for capturing so many fun moments.

10.


Don’t mess with these guys These award winners were ready for all comers. From left: Reginald Williams, Toastmaster of the Year; Kory May, winner, Humorous Speech Contest; Mark Latta, winner, Evaluation competition.

Teamwork makes it happen From left, Brenda Martinek, co-chair; Keith Nielsen, Voice of the Conference; and Kelly Nielsen, co-chair helped make it all happen.


International Director,Theo Black, DTM, was a keynote speaker at the conference. Theo was elected to the Toastmasters International Board of Directors at the International Convention in August. Meanwhile, all kinds of costumes were in evidence, but everyone shared at least one thing at the fall conference--fun!

Toastmaster Tidbits

Recruiting

By Clyde Eisenbeis, DTM, Crosswinds #7858

What is one of the most important responsibilities of a club member? Recruiting! While there are many other important responsibilities, recruiting new members is at, or near, the top of the list. Over time, some members leave, so recruiting new members is essential to maintaining a vibrant club.    What is the best way to recruit? Here are some guidelines: 1) talk to others about Toastmasters; 2) be enthusiastic; 3) be prepared with information (see below); 4) invite someone you know to attend a meeting. Toastmasters Can Help You • Conquer the fear of speaking to a group. • Run efficient meetings. • Become an effective speaker by improving presentation skills. • Develop and maintain professional conduct. • Improve listening skills and people skills. • Think quickly on your feet. • Develop communication skills vital to personal and business growth. • Become more interesting to others. • Become more efficient with your time. • Learn Parliamentary Procedures (Robert’s Rules of Order). • Become comfortable with last minute changes. • Develop skills to be a Master of Ceremonies. • Develop and refine your leadership skills.


Transmitter District 19 January 2010 Edition  

Enjoy the District's Halftime Edition full of inspiration, motivation and information about the District and its events.

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