Normally, a Hutchinson II Toastmasters meeting is enough to get you energized for all day Thursday, but on November 21st, we will meet at 7:00 AM at Dunn Brothers Coffee. Join the fun at 114 Main Street in Hutchinson while sipping lattes and mochas expertly made by the Dunn Brothers baristas. Come early to order up your favorite brewed beverage as Toastmaster Raymond Norton prepares us for an entertaining and highly caffeinated meeting. Free refills on coffee too!!!!
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)
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How much time do you devote to preparing a speech or presentation? Days? Weeks? Do you write and rewrite your material? How much time do you spend practicing your speech, struggling to commit it to memory?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to prepare a speech the day before you are scheduled to give it and to deliver it with panache and not have to memorize it word for word?
We can help you with that! Stop by for a visit and learn how. Thursday mornings 7:00-8:00AM email@example.com
(see Toastmasters magazine- November 2013 issue for the full story)
Everyone is invited to our Open House on October 31, 2013. Yes, it’s Halloween, but public speaking isn’t as scary as you might think it is. That’s why you need to attend the open house and see how Toastmasters can help you to become a better you.
Our guest speaker is Mary Hodson, President of the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Mary loves the city of Hutchinson, the Hutchinson schools where her two boys were educated, and the many activities her family enjoys in Hutchinson. That is why she can speak so passionately about Hutchinson and the great growth opportunities for businesses and industries. Her job is bringing people together to make connections – helping them to realize how a little cooperation produces a synergy benefiting all involved. The main tools in her skill-set – communication and leadership. Mary’s presentation is entitled, “The Importance of Communication and Leadership in the Community“.
Mary may also expand on her presentation with stories or antidotes on gardening, reading, scrap booking, knitting, pinteresting, or her favorite color – hot pink. Or her thoughts on life’s difficult decisions – to eat the chocolate cake first or to eat the carrot cake first. Mary is charming, outgoing and will be a joy to hear on the 31st. Plan on attending and bring a friend – you won’t regret the time spent investing in yourself to become a better communicator and leader.
Toastmasters International awards its highest level, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), to members who have achieved both the Advanced Communication Gold and Advanced Leader Silver awards. To achieve the DTM typically takes at least five years of dedicated service and leadership in at the local club and area (or higher) levels. DTM candidates must also perform more than 40 public presentations. More than 20,000 of Toastmaster’s 4 million past and present members have achieved the elite DTM status.
Vickie Shoutz completed her goal of obtaining the DTM award and she is Hutchinson II’s second DTM member. We are excited for Vickie and very proud of her accomplishment.
Steve Jobs brought us the Apple! Or was it Eve? Apple Annie brought good luck! Is that like bringing the teacher an apple? Snow White received an apple and it made her sleepy. Our ancestors relied on the apple to stay healthy. Many folk legends associate the apple with beauty, long life, and restored youth. William Tell proved his marksmanship with an apple. Don’t upset the apple cart. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. For a fruit that is 84% water, it sure finds its way to the table. Come this Thursday prepared to discuss your apple connections.
Hutchinson Toastmasters II club came away with two smiling winners on Saturday: David Broll placed 1st in the Humorous category at the Prairie Division speech contest and will go on to compete at the District level in Thunder Bay Canada on October 25th & 26th. He did a great job and will represent the Prairie Division well. David just keeps getting better and better and always wins with his smile.
Our 2nd winner for the day was Zumba Queen Vickie Shoutz. She has been exemplary in her leadership and desire to help other be their best and achieve personal goals. Most recently, Vickie played a vital role in helping our newest Prairie Division club, 3M of Hutchinson charter in August. Her efforts and desire to serve earned Vickie the 1st “Empower” award for the Prairie.
Both awards were presented by the D6 Trio: District Governor Sharon Rolefson, Lieutenant Governor Education and Training, Clinton Hunt and Lieutenant Governor Marketing, Larry Marick along with Prairie Division Governor Raymond Norton.
Read more about the Empower award here
Great Job David and Vickie! You make H2TM look good!
The McLeod County Fair is happening and soon after, the Minnesota State Fair. People love fairs because of the many food choices – like this deep fat fried butter pictured here. What’s your favorite fair food? What’s the most unusually fair food that you’ve tried out? Come Thursday prepared to discuss fair food – and bring a friend.
We welcome a seasoned local business owner, Don Hoversten, from Businessware Solutions to our Open House! Don will lead us in discussion and present his insights on effective BUSINESS COMMUNICATION!
We are so excited to extend an invitation to join us no matter what role you play in your business or organization!
If you’re like most people on planet earth, the dream of speaking with confidence in public seems to be a long way off and maybe even unattainable. Hutchinson Toastmasters II is committed to helping anyone who dares to dream, not only become a competent communicator, but an effective leader too.
Are there advancement opportunities in your place of employment? Maybe you are looking for a career change, or just want to share your ideas effectively.
Stop by and let us show you just how easy it is to reach your dreams and aspirations. No need to become a member to visit. Guests are always welcome and we are confident you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun Toastmasters meetings are.
We look forward to your visit soon!