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Cable Beach West Branch Of Toastmasters International Club 6796 Region 8, District 47, Bahamas Division I, Area 80

Volume 3, Issue 3 April 2009

“The Lone Tree” on the beach at Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas Photo by MWeber

Toastmasters Club 6796 FIRST DISTINGUISHED CLUB DISTRICT 47 2008/2009 PRESIDENT'S DISTINGUISHED DISTINGUISHED CLUB - THIRD QUARTER WINNERS OF THE CLEM FOSTER AWARD - FIRST QUARTER

Meeting Time: Every Wednesday, 7:00 p. m. SuperClubs Breezes — West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone: 242242-393393-7692 Website: toastmastersclub6796.freetoasthost.info “Pursuing Excellence Through Communication And Leadership”


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TOASTMASTERS CLUB 6796 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS The following are the executives for the 2008-2009 fiscal year: PRESIDENT

TM Nadia Hope Johnson, ACB/ALB VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION EDUCATION TM Karen Dean, CC/CL VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP TM Ruthiemae Rolle, CC/CL VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC PUBLIC RELATIONS TM Kelly Nixon, CC

TM Erica TM TM Kendrick

SECRETARY Sweeting, CTM

TREASURER Mark White, CC

SERGEANTSERGEANT-ATAT-ARMS Knowles Jr., CC/ALB

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TM Alma Evans, CTM/CL

“Pursuing Excellence Through Communication And Leadership”

The Mission of Toastmasters International Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinkingthinking-vital skills that promote selfself-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide networks of Clubs, thereby offering everevergreater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.

The Mission of the Club The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster selfselfconfidence and personal growth.

Website: toastmastersclub6796.freetoasthost.info


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April 2009

The Cable Beach West Branch

Toastmasters Club 6796 Region 8, District 47, Division I, Area 80 Region 8, District 47, Division I, Area 80

Distinguished Joyce 5

Area 80 Winners 11

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Club 6796 Contest 9

From the Desk of the President Editor’s Corner TM Joyce Rahming Receives The Distinguished Toastmaster award! District 47 Officer Training New Member Profile(s) District 47 Officers Training Photos New member Orientation Division International Speech And Table Topics Contest Club 6796 Contest Area 80 Contest Club 6796 At Church Congratulations Corner

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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Fellow Toastmasters, Time just seems to continue to soar and I cannot believe that another quarter has come to an end. In the third quarter we are now over the hill and homeward bound. This does not mean that we rest as there is always another person that needs our assistance in the development of their communication and leadership skills. Club 6796 had all seven (7) officers trained in both District training periods which is an accomplishment because training helps us to continue to pursue excellence through communication and leadership. The club has received recognition for this achievement by the District in the April 2009 edition of the District’s newsletter called the Sunshiner. At our installation in July, I stated that we would share our skills TM Nadia Hope Johnson, ACB/ALB with the community and I am pleased that we have continued to President assist the youth at St. Gregory’s Anglican Church with the facilitation of communication sessions at the T.A.R.A. project. I would like to thank TM Chevette Black for assisting me in this venture Our very own TM Kendrick Knowles Jr. our current Sgt. at Arms represented the club and Area 80 at the Table topics contest at the Division level a wonderful achievement as he has been a Toastmaster for just one year. This quarter we have obtained another Distinguished Toastmaster in the person of TM Joyce Rahming, DTM. I am more than certain the addition of another DTM in Club 6796 means that our seasoned members will continue to empower and enrich us as we continue to excel. Club 6796 congratulations for achieving President’s Distinguished Status and achieving all Ten (10) Distinguished club program points during the third quarter. We were elated to have our new member orientation this quarter to assist the new members with a better understanding of the Toastmasters program. As we enter the fourth and final quarter for the Toastmasters year let us continue to shine and I would like to encourage all members to consider serving this great club as an officer so that we continue to create waves in the Area, Division and in District 47. *

EDITOR’S CORNER It is with joy that I present to you the third quarter newsletter. This quarter has been busy with so many contests at the Club, Area and Division level. It has been an opportunity to showcase our talents as Toastmasters to the general public. We have continued to assist the T.A.R.A project and it important that these moments are documented because in the future it will tell the story when we are no longer around. The Toastmasters year is quickly diminishing and I encourage each and every one of you to continue to submit articles so that we can continue to promote this great club. I look forward to seeing your stories and features in the fourth quarter newsletter. Enjoy the third quarter newsletter. *

TM Kelly Nixon, CC VP Public Relations


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TM JOYCE RAHMING RECEIVES THE DISTINGUISHED TOASTMASTER AWARD!


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DISTRICT 47 OFFICERS TRAINING My fellow Toastmasters, it is always a pleasure to serve in any capacity in Toastmasters. Currently, I serve in Club 6796 as the Treasurer, the sixth ranking officer on the executive team. You do not have to possess the efficiency skills of an accountant to serve in this office but it does require discipline, honesty and organization, and you must attend Officer’s Training which is conducted twice per year by the District. As in any organization when you are the primary officer responsible for finances you have to be honest. The role of the treasurer is fiduciary. All income including dues, raffles, socials, and donations great or small should always be documented and deposited to the clubs’ account in a timely fashion. All expenses such as the disbursements of checks for rent, awards, Per Capita, Division dues, and any other forms of payment in the club’s account should also be properly TM Mark White, CC documented so that you can account to the members about Treasurer the position of the clubs’ finances. Officer’s training is always beneficial because you are able to learn from those that are experienced in the position that you are trying to master. At officer’s training there are general sessions and at this particular training there was an interactive session on Parliamentary procedures which was conducted by TM Jamaal Hepburn, DTM. The breakout sessions for the officers are always the most useful part of the training. I learned about forecasting to assist in better management of the club’s finances. The training also allowed me to meet other treasurers and to exchange ideas and share our experiences over the last six months. At the wrap up session, I was happy when I learned that Club 6796 placed third in the DTM Keith Major Speech Classics. This incentive encourages persons to speak outside the Toastmasters arena during Toastmasters month which is held in October. I would like to encourage all members to take the opportunity to serve their club. I am able to see the benefit of Officer’s training and this year all seven officers in Club 6796 were trained at both sessions which helped the club to excel in its goals. *

NEW MEMBER PROFILES TM Monique T. Carey is a dual member of Club 6796. She is the eldest of three children. She is employed at UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Limited. Her hobbies include traveling, attending the theatre and concerts and she serves as the Secretary of the Friends of the Nazareth Centre which is a home for abandoned and abused children.

TM Marcia Cooper is the newest member of Club 6796. She is employed at Bank of the Bahamas and attends Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM). She has joined the club to sharpen her communication skills and to enhance her leadership abilities. *

AFRICAN AFRICAN PROVERBS PROVERBS • A camel never sees its own hump. • A fool and water will go the way they are diverted. • Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself. • Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before. • God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart. • He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.


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DISTRICT 47 OFFICERS TRAINING PHOTOS


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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION ?

Club 6796 held its New Member Orientation to introduce the important aspects of the Toastmasters program to the new members.

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DIVISION INTERNATIONAL SPEECH AND TABLE TOPICS CONTEST TM M. Angelo Cartwright, CL

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability. - George Bernard Shaw

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. - Herbert Henry Asquith

The mood was set for what I knew would be an electric evening, as Division and Club banners were paraded through the room I could feel the energy begin to build in and a rou n d a l l the pe rs ons i n attendance. The competition started with the table topics contest, where I could only wait with baited breath as our very own TM Kendrick Knowles Jr. was competing on behalf of our great club. The topic “For The Love of…” was given and as the speakers came out and presented I knew we were in for an exciting evening, but when “Kenny” approached that lectern I could see his confidence, the confidence that he always shows at club meetings was but a glimmer of what was displayed here, because just being able to stand before a room full of people is challenge enough, but to have to speak on a subject where you have limited familiarity is a requirement many would simply crumble, but not TM Knowles he stood tall a giant among the veterans. A job well done! Our club was well represented as we also had TM Michael Johnson serving not in a speaking capacity, but as a timer, and I can surely say that there were no timing issues on that particular evening. We have so much to be proud of as a club, as we were announced not as the top club in the area, not the top club in the division, but the top club in the district and another exciting moment as we were announced yet again as being in the top three of the DTM Clem Foster program, grabbing third place we have set the tone, having placed first in the previous quarter. “Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” - Aristotle *


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CLUB 6796 CONTEST

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CLUB 6796 AT CHURCH

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AREA 80 CONTEST

On Sunday March 22nd, 2009, Club 6796 held its third quarter Church Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM). Members of club had an opportunity to be photographed with BFM President Dr. Myles Munroe.

MORE CLUB 6796 CONTEST PHOTOS


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TM Kendrick Knowles Jr. for achieving the Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) Award TM Ruthiemae Rolle for achieving the Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) Award. TM Wentworth Stubbs, DTM for achieving the Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) Award. TM Joyce Rahming for achieving the Competent Leader Award TM Joyce Rahming for achieving the Advanced Leader Silver Award TM Joyce Rahming DTM for achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster Award Club 6796 for having all officers trained during both District training sessions Club 6796 for placing Third in the Clem Foster award for the second quarter Club 6796 for achieving President’s Distinguished status during the Third quarter

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS: • •

TM Kendrick Knowles Jr., for representing Area 80 in the Division Table topics Competition TM Michael Johnson for serving as a Timer at the Division International Speech and Table topics Competition

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: • • • • •

TM Wentworth Stubbs, DTM, for facilitating Club 6796’s session on Parliamentary Procedures. TM Dillette Brown Miller, DTM, for facilitating the International Speech and Table topics workshop for Club 6796. TM Wentworth Stubbs, DTM, for facilitating a session on Meeting Roles and Responsibilities for the new member orientation. TM Chevette Black for facilitating a session on the Toastmasters Educational Program and the Toastmasters Organizational Chart for the new member orientation. TM Chevette Black for providing all photos for the Third Quarter newsletter.

CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FOLLOWING TOASTMASTERS: • • • •

TM Jamaal Cooper on the loss of his Grandmother. TM Michaelangelo Cartwright on the loss of his Aunt. TM Ruthiemae Rolle on the loss of her Aunt. TM Ione Hart (Member of Club 3596) on the loss of her Mother.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS GO OUT TO THE FOLLOWING TOASTMASTERS CELEBRATING DURING THE THIRD QUARTER: TM Ronald Patterson TM Chevette Black TM George Taylor TM Claudette Butler TM Wentworth Stubbs TM Hilbert Collie TM Monique Cesar TM Joyce Rahming TM C. Melvin Lewis TM T. Milton Lewis

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