Genesee Toastmasters 40th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday May 4, 2024 12:00 PM
 

Genesee Toastmasters reaches 40 years of shaping lives
Celebration will be held to mark the club’s anniversary on May 4
 
FLINT, MICHIGAN, April 8, 2024—Genesee Toastmasters https://5470.toastmastersclubs.org, marked its 40th anniversary on April 1.

In honor of the occasion, a reunion and meeting will be held on May 4 at Ruggero’s Restaurant from 12 noon – 2 PM. Members of the public, ages 18 and older, are invited to learn more about Toastmasters or may attend the event by emailing toastmasters5470@gmail.com.

Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased from any member of the club or via the club’s event site https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/904a7b85af678352fdee.

Guest speakers will include

  • Gerri Lajewski, Development Director of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties
  • Olivia Nagel, Development Director for Whaley Children’s Center
  • Dr. Paul Artale, motivational speaker, comedian, and leadership trainer

Since 1984, the club has been dedicated to helping people become better speakers and leaders.
 
“Genesee Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to overcome their fear of public speaking and sharpen presentation skills,” says Anita Davis, club president.  “Other benefits include the opportunity to increase one’s confidence, build critical thinking skills and become an effective listener,” says Davis.
Some of the club’s members have used their newly acquired skills to prepare for job interviews, enhance wedding toasts, bolster presentations, deliver eulogies, and offer constructive evaluations.
Chartered with 22 members in 1984, Genesee Toastmasters was formerly known as Eastern Region Toastmasters, Electrically Speaking, Valley Area, and in 2000 became the HealthPlus Toastmasters Club. Genesee Toastmasters is in District 62. The club meets each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom. For more information about the club, please visit: https:/5470.toastmastersclubs.org/.


About District 62
District 62 comprises more than 59 corporate and community clubs stretching across Michigan, except for the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. To learn more about District 62 please visit: https:/62toast.com/
 
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that builds confidence and teaches public speaking skills through a worldwide network of clubs that meet online and in person. In a supportive community or corporate environment, members prepare and deliver speeches, respond to impromptu questions, and give and receive constructive feedback. It is through this regular practice that members are empowered to meet personal and professional communication goals. Founded in 1924, the organization is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado with approximately 270,000 members in more than 14,200 clubs in 148 countries. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on X.
 
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C Div Contest: Evaluation and International Speech Contests for Area Winners in C Division

Saturday March 23, 2024 1:00 PM
 

Date & Time:
Mar 23, 2024, 01:00 PM
 
Join us for the C Division Speech Contests, hosted by District 62 Toastmasters!

  • Location: Virtual on Zoom
  • Date: March 23rd, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Contest Chair: Ashleigh Foster, Area 13 Director
  • Areas Competing: Area 5, Area 6, Area 7, Area 13
  • Free Meeting Registration: Everyone Must Register !

 This contest brings together top-notch speakers and evaluators from across the division, highlighting the pinnacle of communication and leadership excellence.

Why Contests Matter: Participating in this contest isn’t just about competing—it’s about personal growth and development. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, refine your skills, and gain invaluable experience.

Winners of each contest will earn the chance to represent our division at the District Contests held during the District Spring Conference at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo on April 27th.

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International offers a supportive environment for individuals to enhance their public speaking and leadership abilities. Join us for an enriching event filled with inspiration and growth opportunities.

For more information, please contact: Ashleigh Foster (Contest Chair and Area 13 Director) at area13@62toast.com

Open House: Toastnotables Spring Open House

Wednesday April 17, 2024 7:30 AM
 


Guest Speaker TBD
Networking 7:30 to 8:00 AM
Speaker 8:00 to 8:30 AM
Table Topics 8:30 to 9:00 AM


Located at Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan St., Lansing, MI in the Theodore Brown Conference Room (Atrium North)
Online with Teams option also available

Mastering Zoom: A Comprehensive Training Session

Wednesday March 6, 2024 7:30 PM
 

 
• Date: March 6th
• Time: 7:30 PM
• Presented by: John Cameron 
 
Join us for an electrifying evening of digital mastery with District 62’s very own Program Quality Director as he unveils the secrets to Zoom excellence! This sensational training session, happening on March 6th at 7:30 PM via Zoom, promises to elevate your virtual event management skills to new heights.

Dive into the heart of Zoom, as John Cameron takes you through a comprehensive journey of discovery.

The learning objectives:
 
Understand Zoom Setup for Events: Learn the step-by-step process to set up Zoom events, ensuring a smooth and professional experience for attendees.


Master Registration Processes: Gain insights into setting up effective registration mechanisms that simplify participant entry and improve the overall management of your event.


Run reports to gather valuable data on your event’s performance, participant engagement, and more.


Manage Contests and Conferences: Acquire the skills to seamlessly manage contests, conferences, and educational events on Zoom.


Create and Manage Breakout Rooms: Learn the nuances of creating and managing breakout rooms for increased participant engagement.


Enhance Presentation Skills: Receive tips and techniques on better presenting in a virtual environment to engage your audience effectively.


Event Management Best Practices: Understand best practices for managing virtual events, including pre-event preparation, live event management, and post-event follow-up.
 
Whether you’re looking to enhance your Zoom proficiency for personal growth or to contribute more effectively to the success of District 62’s events, this training session is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
 
Meeting Registration – Zoom
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqc-qgrTkvG9QJujI-G6St0qSl_z-wh2Es#/registration
 

Contest: E Division International and Evaluation Contests

Wednesday March 27, 2024 6:30 PM
 

Join us for the E Division International and Evaluation Contest, a pivotal event showcasing the best of E Division Toastmasters District 62!

Contest Details:

  • Location: Virtual on Zoom
  • Date: March 27, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Areas Competing: Area 10 • Area 11 • Area 15
  • For more information, contact: Robin D. Kaczanowski (E Division Director) at E.Div.Dir@62Toast.com

This contest brings together top-notch speakers and evaluators from across E Division, highlighting the pinnacle of communication and leadership excellence.

Why Contests Matter: Participating in this contest isn’t just about competing—it’s about personal growth and development. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, refine your skills, and gain invaluable experience. Winners of each contest will earn the chance to represent our division at the District Contests held during the District Spring Conference at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo on April 27th.

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International offers a supportive environment for individuals to enhance their public speaking and leadership abilities. Join us for an enriching event filled with inspiration and growth opportunities.

Conference 2024

Saturday April 27, 2024 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
 

Join us at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo on April 27 from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm.

AGENDA for April 27, 2024

  • 8:00 Committees set up
  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 Breakfast Snacks and Bookstore
  • 9:30 Welcome
  • 9:45 Keynote Presentation by International Director Dawn Frail, DTM
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Evaluation Contest
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30 International Director Dawn Frail Education Session
  • 3:15 Break/Contest Briefing
  • 3:45 International Contest
  • 5:15 International Director inducts new Trio, Division Directors and DTM Ceremony
  • 5:45 Cash Bar/Hors d’oeuvres
  • 6:30 Humorous Speaker, Keynote Wrapup
  • 7:30 Networking with Humorous Speaker
Luncheon Choices: Please select one on form below.
  • Club Sandwich (Artisan white bread, bacon, roast turkey, lettuce, tomato, and country mustard mayo)
  • Grilled Vegetarian & Spinach Wrap (spinach, feta cheese and herb cream cheese spread)
  • Grilled Salmon & Spring Greens Salad (toasted almonds, crumbled goat cheese, fresh seasonal berries, citrus vinaigrette – gluten free) 

All lunch choices include chips, Housemade cookie and beverage

Refreshments Served Throughout the Day

Event Types:

Contest E Div: Topic Toastmasters District 62 E Division All-Area International and Evaluation Contests

Saturday February 17, 2024 9:00 AM
 

Toastmasters District 62 E Division All-Area International and Evaluation Contests

Join us for the Toastmasters District 62 E Division All-Area International and Evaluation Contests hosted by the E Division of District 62 on Zoom!

Everyone must register to attend whether you are an official, a contestant, or a spectator.

  • Location: Virtual on Zoom
  • Date: February 17th, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Contestants from the following clubs in their respective areas will showcase their communication and leadership skills:
  • Area 10 Hi-Noon Toastmasters
  • Greater Flint Toastmasters
  • Frankenmuth Toastmasters
  • Greater Davison Area Toastmasters
  • Area 15 Saginaw Harvey Spaulding Toastmasters
  • Midland Club
  • Tuesday Talkers Toastmasters Club
  • Winners will advance to the E Division Contest later on March 23rd.
  • For more information, contact: E Division Director: Robin Kaczanowski at e.div.dir@62toast.com

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International provides a supportive environment for individuals to develop public speaking and leadership skills. Join us for an inspiring virtual event filled with talent and personal growth!

W Div. Contests International and Evaluation Contests

Saturday March 30, 2024 9:00 AM
 

Topic

District 62’s W Division International and Evaluation Contests

Description

Join us for the W Division International and Evaluation Contest, a pivotal event showcasing the best of Area 02, Area 09, Area 12, and Area 20, hosted by W Division Toastmasters of District 62!

  • Location: Virtual on Zoom
  • Date: March 30, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • This contest brings together top-notch speakers and evaluators from across the division, highlighting the pinnacle of communication and leadership excellence.
  • Areas Competing: Area 02 Area 09 Area 12 Area 20
  • Why Contests Matter: Participating in this contest isn’t just about competing—it’s about personal growth and development. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, refine your skills, and gain invaluable experience. Winners of each contest will earn the chance to represent our division at the District Contests held during the District Spring Conference at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo on April 27th. Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International offers a supportive environment for individuals to enhance their public speaking and leadership abilities. Join us for an enriching event filled with inspiration and growth opportunities. For more information, contact: Josh Winkelstein (W Division Director) at josh.winkelstein@gmail.com
  • All attendees, Officials and Contestants must register!

Contest W Division All-Area International and Evaluation Contests

Saturday March 9, 2024
 

9 am to 1:30 pm

Toastmasters District 62 W Division All- Area International and Evaluation Contests

Join us for the Toastmasters District 62 W Division All- Area International and Evaluation Contests hosted by the W Division of District 62 on Zoom!

  • Contest Chairs: Anna De Windt and Pamela Keim
  • Location: Virtual on Zoom
  • Date: March 9, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Contestants from the following clubs in their respective areas will showcase their communication and leadership skills:
  • Area 02: GVSU Downtown Club
  • Grandville-Jenison Chamber Toastmasters
  • Remarkable Results Toastmasters
  • Area 09: BDO Club
  • Gun Lake Toastmasters
  • Mutual Toasters Club
  • Mill Steel Toastmasters Club
  • Area 12: Grand Rapids Toastmasters
  • Lunch Bunch Club
  • GFS Food For Thought Club
  • Tri-City Club CU*Toastmasters
  • Area 20: Cadillac Area Toastmasters Club
  • North Kent Community Toastmasters Club
  • Cherry Capital Club
  • West Michigan Advanced Club

Winners will advance to the W Division Contest on March 30, 2024. Join us for an inspiring virtual event filled with talent and personal growth! For more information, contact: W Division Director: Josh Winkelstein at w.div.dir@62toast.com

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International provides a supportive environment for individuals to develop public speaking and leadership skills.

Contest C Div. All Area International and Evaluation Contests

Saturday February 24, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

All Contestants, Officials and Attendees should register to get the ZOOM LINK.
 
Join us for the Toastmasters District 62 C Division All- Area International and Evaluation Contests hosted by the C Division on Zoom!

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Date: February 24th, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Contest Chair: Mary Gibbs

Contestants from the following clubs in their respective areas will showcase their communication and leadership skills:

  • Area 5: Capital City Toastmasters
  • C Division Advanced Speakers
  • Talk of the Town Club
  • Area 6: Power Toastmasters Club
  • Trailblazers
  • Rising Stars Toastmasters Club
  • Jackson Early Birds Toastmasters
  • Area 7: Toastnotables Toastmasters Club
  • Secondary To None Club
  • Transportation Club
  • Eloquents
  • BioToasters
  • Area 13: Yawn Patrol Toastmasters
  • Auto-Owners Club
  • Regulatory Ramblers
  • Lansing Lucidas

Winners will advance to the C Division Contest later in March. For more information, contact: C Division Director: Owen Monday, Jr. at c.div.dir@62toast.com

Why Toastmasters? Toastmasters International provides a supportive environment for individuals to develop public speaking and leadership skills. Join us for an inspiring virtual event filled with talent and personal growth!

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