Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters!

February 11, 2017

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, here is your invitation to come as a guest. Guests can invite guests too!

Check out our Meet Ups page or website for more information! Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters February 14th, 2017 Meeting

February 11, 2017
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The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,889th meeting will be ROMANCE.

Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up).

Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

 

Toastmaster: Larry

Joke: Taylor

Speaking Tip: OPEN

Speakers: Cindy, Jen, Christine

Table Topics: Wayne

General Evaluator:  Ron

Evaluators: Larry, Azim, OPEN

Word of the Day: Larry

Ah Counter: OPEN

Timer: Grace

Awardmaster: Steve

Rooney: Robert

 


 

February 7th,  2017 Meeting Notes 

The theme of the meeting was Change.

Cindy was the presiding officer. There were 15 people at the meeting, including new member Taylor, guests Nikki, Carolyn and Steve, and returning guest Rob.

 

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Speakers:

Robert’s speech, “Washington Versus Trump,” discussed the current court challenge by a judge in Washington State to Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries. The case is being reviewed by judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert, who is an attorney, explained the judicial process to help the club understand the next steps in the case.

 Taylor gave his Ice Breaker speech!! In his speech, Why I Don’t like Poison Oak,” Taylor related some unfortunate experiences he’s had with the plant, including an infection that could have become quite dangerous had he not gotten medical treatment.

 Rob also gave his Ice Breaker speech!! Rob shared a bit of information about his life, he is a Santa Barbara native, and his job – which is why he is at Toastmasters. Rob’s role requires him to give frequent briefings to managers in his company, and he came to Toastmasters to help him hone his speaking and presentation skills.

Awards:

• Best Speaker: Rob, for his Ice Breaker speech!

• Best Evaluator: Jon, for his evaluation of Robert’s speech

• Best Table Topic: Stevefor his description of a physical and mental transformation that led to a significant weight loss and a new career!


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters you are cordially invited…

October 17, 2016

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 18!!!

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters October 18th, 2016 Meeting

October 17, 2016

The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,874th meeting will be Technology.

Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up).
Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

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Toastmaster: Aaron

Joke: Wayne

Speaking Tip: Hiba

Speakers: Jen, Alyce, Christine

Table Topics: Julia

General Evaluator:  Erika

Evaluators: Wayne, Grace, Hiba

Word of the Day: Cedar

Ah Counter: Robert

Timer: Larry

Awardmaster: Cindy

Rooney: Brett

 


 

October 11,  2016 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was Columbus.
Cindy was the presiding officer. There were 17 people at the meeting.

Toastmaster: Robert


Word of the Day: Cindy – Chimerical:  wildly fanciful, highly unrealistic.

 Speakers:

Grace’s speech, “What Is Leadership and How Do I Get It?” was an interactive discussion with the audience about their perceptions of what leadership is and if they feel they have leadership abilities.

Wayne’s touching speech, “My Dog Haley,” described Wayne’s adoption of his black lab mix, Haley, and their time together. Sadly, Haley was hit by a car over Labor Day weekend, and her injuries were not treatable.

 Brett gave the club some excellent advice about online security in his speech, “Don’t Be Fooled.” Brett informed us that October is cyber-security month, and gave us useful tips about how to be secure online: be wary of calls from strangers claiming to be computer support technicians; use a “pass phrase” rather than just a password, or use a password manager; and take advantage of 2-factor authentication available from many banks to protect account access.

Best Speaker: Wayne for his speech, “My Dog Haley.”        

Best Evaluator: Julia for her evaluation of Brett’s speech.       

Best Table Topic: Aaron for his description of an upcoming weekend trip to Washington, DC.


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters you are cordially invited…

July 16, 2016

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters July 19th, 2016 Meeting

July 16, 2016

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The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,861st meeting will be “Summer Fun!” Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up). Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

Toastmaster: Cindy

Joke: Open

Speaking Tip: Ron

Speakers: Robert, Erika, Jen

Table Topics: Annie

General Evaluator: Hiba

Evaluators: Mary Jo, Christine, Open

Word of the Day: Fred

Ah Counter: Alyce

Timer: Cedar

Awardmaster: Jon

Rooney: Larry

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July 12, 2016 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was Trump or No Trump. Cindy was the presiding officer, there were 13 people at the meeting.
 
Toastmaster: Robert

Word of the Day: Fred – Obstreperous:  unruly difficult and stubborn.
 
Speakers:
In his speech, “Body Noise.” Larry took on a sensitive, and often embarrassing such as snoring and loud sneezes, topic: unintended noises made by our bodies, and how these noises often become more difficult to control as we get older. Larry provided several very creative and humorous tools that we could purchase (for just $19.95!) to muffle these noises and avoid embarrassment!Jon gave the club the benefit of his experiences as a program manager to offer some excellent leadership tips that can apply in a work environment, as well as in leadership positions in clubs and other organizations. Giving public praise to reinforce self-esteem, providing suggestions and support for improvement in private, and providing clear communications and direction (particularly during times of change) are critical skills that everyone should remember! In her inspirational speech, “The Impossible Dream,” Hiba described her departure from war-torn Lebanon, when she arrived in Canada with just $300 in her pocket and a dream to live in the U.S. Hiba recently returned from a visit to Lebanon, landing in the U.S. – now her home – on the 25th anniversary of her original arrival in Canada. Hiba has worked hard and has become a successful businesswoman living in our beautiful town!

Best Speaker: Larry for his speech, “Body Noises.”        

Best Evaluator: Ron for his evaluation of Jon’s speech       

Best Table Topic: Cedar for her story of how the Brexit vote saved her from having to discuss the state of the American Presidential election during her recent visit to Ireland.



Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters you are cordially invited…

May 11, 2016

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


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