We have combined our news with our blog into one column on our website. Our news/blog will provide you with news, write-ups about our club and Toastmaster events. Keep coming back for updates and photos from our meetings and events!
There are blog entries following this post that include pictures so scroll down the posts to see more! The following was copied from our old news feed if you want to see what the year looked like:
International Speech & Evaluation Contest at our club level on March 14th, 2012 02/20/2012
On March 14th our club will be hosting its International Speech and Evaluation Contest, winners will move on to the district level contest at a later date. Members who have completed 5 or more speeches are eligible for this event and should contact Michelle our club's VP of Education to make sure you get on the schedule. You can make a speech or assist by being part of the evaluation team.
This will be a great opportunity to push yourself and put your best foot forward. If you are new or a guest you will see the quality and professionalism learned by our more advanced speakers. This evening follows a structure laid out for the contest and anyone is welcome to come and watch or join us any Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 PM.
Debate night on February 8th, 2012! 01/29/2012
Are you ready for an exciting night full of disputes and refutes? Come join us on February 8th for an unconventional meeting of debate. The preselected debaters will put forward their best arguments on a topic to be revealed the night of the debate. Guests are welcome, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early, our meetings are every Wednesday from 7-9 PM. See you there!
Welcome 2012! Join us for a learning opportunity coming February 11, 2012 01/16/2012
Welcome back! Our club is eager to get going! We had a full room on the 4th for our first meeting of the year! There are more opportunities to learn communication and leadership skills coming soon! Our district (42) works hard to motivate clubs to strive for excellence! They have prepared an event for club members and club officers to receive additional education and training.
I copied the information below from our District website:
Dear Fellow Toastmasters,
Greetings of the Season and a very hearty welcome to District 42 Toastmasters Learning Institute (TLI) events in 2012.
As Toastmasters, we are continuous learners and the TLI events are important parts of our Toastmasters journey. Whether you are a rookie Toastmaster or have decades of experience, the TLI educational sessions are excellent forums to train ourselves, share our experiences and take a look at what's happening around us, so that all of us become better Toastmasters, Leaders and Communicators.
Please contact one of the TLI coordinators and register to enjoy a day of training, networking and camaraderie. The details of the events are as follows:
1) Edmonton & Northern Alberta (Divisions A,D and F)
Venue: Concordia University College of Alberta
7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, AB
Liz von Kanel
We're back January 4th, 2012 12/22/2011
Come by for our first meeting in 2012. Our theme will be 'Things we can't live without'.
Arrive a few minutes early our meeting runs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Jasper Park Community Hall, 8751-153rd Street, Edmonton. See our Home Page for the map. Anyone is welcome to be a guest.
We have a winner! 12/22/2011
Our long time Toastmaster but new Power Speaker club member Lorraine W. has won some impressive awards. Three awards were recently presented to Lorraine:
Division A Area Governor of the Year 2010-2011
District 42 Area Governor of the Year 2010-2011
And at the club level for TNT Toastmasters, her previous club, she was awarded Toastmaster of the Year 2011. A member from the TNT club came to our meeting to present the award, thanking her for all her effort and enthusiasm. Way to go Lorraine! We are really lucky to have such a driven member.
December 14th, 2011 is our Club Potluck and last gathering until the New Year 11/27/2011
Bring your best dish or favorite goody to our last gathering of the year! Enjoy time with club members and celebrate the holiday season.
November 30th, 2011 is a Backwards Meeting 11/27/2011
Our meeting on November 30th, 2011 is topsy-turvy! It will not be a regular meeting... be prepared for laughs as the club goes through the program in reverse. Please join us but remember this is not our typical meeting.
OPEN HOUSE Septemeber 28, 2011 09/18/2011
Please join us for Power Speakers OPEN HOUSE. It is a great opportunity to learn about how a Toastmasters meeting runs. By participating or observing you will see quickly what your communication strengths and weaknesses are. We look forward to seeing you at our open house event, it is guaranteed to be fun and informative!
Join us September 7th for our first meeting of the season 09/05/2011
Power Speakers is back from our summer break as of September 7th. We're in a new location this year, Jasper Park Community Hall, and we're looking forward to another exciting season.