Your invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters May 1st meeting

April 28, 2018

The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,947th meeting is: CINCO DE MAYO!

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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: Steve

Jokemaster: Paul

Speaking Tip: Wayne

Speakers: Chris, TBD, Al

Table Topics: Alyce

General Evaluator: Ron

Evaluators:  Larry, Jon, Jen

Word of the Day: Paul

Ah-counter: Jon

Timer: Taiwo

Award master: Cindy

Rooney: TBD
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April 24, 2018, Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “EARTH DAY.” Ron was the presiding officer. There were 12 people at the meeting.

Our Toastmaster was Cindy.

Taiwo gave a speech called “My Management Style.” He brought a handout that showed how he scored on eight areas of a management style assessment, and he explained the eight styles in detail. He concluded his speech by telling us that a good manager leads by example, helps those that need help, and does not micromanage.

Steve practiced the genre of telling a folk tale. He chose Little Red Riding Hood. To some, it was a variation of what was remembered growing up, but that made it that much more intriguing!

Paul’s speech called “Product Development by the U.S. Air Force” was a speech about designing a kite with his 8-year old son and entering it into a contest in the “Most Unusual” category. The original design stumped him, so he brought it to his buddies in the Air Force to get some help, but even they could not figure it out! He brought a sample of the kite and a picture of what they had tried to create.

Best speaker: Paul

Best evaluator: Alyce

Best table topics: Janna, who got us talking about bees.

Club Officers

President: Jen
VP Education: Jon
VP Membership: Ron
VP Public Relations: Cindy
Secretary: Janna
Treasurer: Grace
Sergeant-at-Arms: Larry

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Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters: You are cordially invited.

April 14, 2018

      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 April 24th meeting

April 14, 2018

The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,946th meeting is: EARTH DAY!

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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

Jokemaster: Ron

Speaking Tip: Chris 

Speakers: Taiwo, Steve, Paul

Table Topics: Jon

General Evaluator: Larry

Evaluators:  Al, Alyce, Janna

Word of the Day: Jen

Ah-counter: Christine

Timer: Christine

Award master: Wayne

Rooney: Paul
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April 17, 2018, Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “INSPIRATION.” Jen was the presiding officer. There were 13 people at the meeting.

Our Toastmaster was Holly.

Al gave a speech called “Revenge on the Telemarketers.” He recommended an app called The Jolly Roger where the phone answers with another robot, and afterwards it sends one the text of the conversation. One can also practice Toastmaster skills by telling an improv fake story. Lastly, Al suggested prolonging the conversation, thereby preventing more calls to some other poor souls. Al’s motto: Don’t get mad, get even!

Cindy presented an “in praise of” speech called “Lessons from My Father.” Her dad had a positive impact in many ways on her life, as well as others. One thing that has always stayed with her is his advice to “keep your wits about you.”

Christine’s speech called, “Under the Influence,” was about three things she learned about mentoring in Toastmasters. First, mentoring includes nonjudgmental good listeners who give constructive feedback. Second, mentors provide generosity of time where one is able to discuss projects. Lastly, mentors give the opportunity for one to chart one’s own course: one can ask for advice and then have the flexibility to decide what to do. Christine opened and closed with a proverb about spending time helping people grow.

Best speaker: Al

Best evaluator: Jen

Best table topics: Steve, who gets inspired by being in nature.

Club Officers

President: Jen
VP Education: Jon
VP Membership: Ron
VP Public Relations: Cindy
Secretary: Janna
Treasurer: Grace
Sergeant-at-Arms: Larry


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters: You are cordially invited.

April 7, 2018

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 April 10th meeting

April 7, 2018

The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,944th meeting is: REJUVENATION!

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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

Jokemaster: Janna

Speaking Tip: TBD

Speakers: Jon, Taiwo, TBD

Table Topics: Steve

General Evaluator: Wayne

Evaluators: Ron, Holly, Jen

Word of the Day: TBD

Ah-counter: Chris

Timer: TBD

Award master: TBD

Rooney: Chris
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April 3, 2018, Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “SPRING FEVER.” Jen was the presiding officer.

Our Toastmaster was Jon.

Paul  spoke on “Becoming an Outrageous Old Man.” He pulled this speech off impromptu!

Steve presented a speech called “The Prison Yoga Project.” He shared how yoga is one of the good things going on in the prisons.

Cindy’s speech, “Money Bag,” was a story about money, savings, and spending, and it had a moral to the story. It fulfilled one of her speeches from the Storytelling Manual.

Best speaker: Steve

Best evaluator: Larry

Best table topics: Holly

Club Officers
President: Jen
VP Education: Jon
VP Membership: Ron
VP Public Relations: Cindy
Secretary: Janna
Treasurer: Grace
Sergeant-at-Arms: Larry


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters: You are cordially invited.

April 1, 2018

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 April 3rd meeting

April 1, 2018

The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,943rd meeting is: SPRING FEVER!

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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: Jon

Jokemaster: Larry

Speaking Tip: Grace

Speakers: Cindy, Janna, Steve

Table Topics: Jen

General Evaluator: Ron

Evaluators: Liz, Lisa, Alyce

Word of the Day: Taiwo

Ah-counter: Jen

Timer: Chris

Award master: Bala

Rooney: Paul
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March 27, 2018, Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “BIRTHDAYS.” Jen was the presiding officer. There were 15 people at the meeting.

Our Toastmaster was Steve.

Grace’s speech, “The Ice Maker Cometh and the Ice Maker Goeth,” was about her refrigerator and its icemaker. She thought her refrigerator had finally broken after 25 good years, but alas, all she had to do was “listen to the voice of my mother” for it to get fixed in an unexpected way. Grace saved herself a lot of money, and encouraged all of us to listen to the voice of our mothers!

Paul presented a speech called “What’s the Address?” It involved a story about one of his family’s frequent visits to his mother-in-law’s house and “helping her out” with renting one of her rooms. The premise was that mistakes are something to celebrate because they can be learned from, and they can lead to great stories later in life (like this one).

Chris did her Icebreaker and shared about her love of the book, The Black Stallion, as a child, and her history of owning and being around horses. She is learning all about the personality of her newest horse. She also has started a website on how to take pictures of horses.

Best speaker: Chris

Best evaluator: Ron

Best table topics: Kartik shared a birthday party story from his childhood that involved a flood and unexpected long-term guests.

Welcome again to guest, Bala, and Kartik!

Club Officers
President: Jen
VP Education: Jon
VP Membership: Ron
VP Public Relations: Cindy
Secretary: Janna
Treasurer: Grace
Sergeant-at-Arms: Larry


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