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CLUB NAME: Dynamic Whittier Toastmasters.

DISTRICT: Founder's

MEETINGS: 2ND AND 4TH Tuesdays at 7:30pm

MEETING PLACE: Presbyterian Hospital at Washington Blvd. and Lambert Rd. in Whittier.

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OUR FOUNDER: Martin McGrail--Founded the Dynamic Whittier Toastmasters Club in 1950.


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CLUB TROPHIES:

Little Mac (Best Speaker)

Best Table Topics

Best Evaluator

Dolores Howe Sparkplug Award

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Who can join Club 987-F?


The Dynamic Whittier Toastmasters is a community club which has been around for more than 50 years. It is open to everyone who is 18 years of age, or older, and wants to improve their communication and leadership skills.


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Mission of Toastmasters International:


Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality." "Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking--vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind." It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of Clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the oppurtunity to benefit from its programs".

**As Quoted from Toastmasters Basic Speech Manual.

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The Mission of the Club:
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The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the oppurtunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth."

***As quoted from Toastmasters Basic Speech Manual.

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These Missions of the organization and the Toastmaster Clubs have been well fulfilled by Club 873--The Dynamic Whittier Toastmasters over the years. The Meetings of Club 873 usually begin with an invocation given by the Toastmaster of the evening. Then the Toastmaster of the evening leads the other members of Club 873 in the Flag Salute. The President conducts the business portion of the meeting, and then gives control of the meeting to the Toastmaster of the Evening. The Toastmaster introduces the person who will lead Table Topics. Table Topics is "Off-the-cuff" speaking, where the Table Topics Master asks each member/participant a question. The member/participant must answer the question in the form of a 1-2 minute speech. Afterwards, the members vote for the person who gave the best impromptu speech.

Following Club 873 Table Topics, the meeting is recessed for a 10 minute break where members enjoy refreshments. When the meeting is called back to order, Club 873 has a Door Prize Drawing, and the awards to be given out at the end of the meeting are explained. New members of the club are also usually accepted at this time. Then comes the "Prepared Speech" portion of the meeting where 2-3 scheduled speakers get up and give a prepared speech which usually are at minimum, 5-7 minutes, on the average. The Toastmaster Introduces each speaker. After each speaker has given their presentation, The members vote for the Best Speaker. The 3rd segment of the educational program the Evaluation Segment. A General Evaluator assigns and introduces and evaluator for each of the prepared speakers. Then the General evaluator evaluates the entire meeting, and presents the Sparkplug Award to the member who injected the most "Life" into the meeting to perk it up. The members also vote for the best speech evaluator.

When control is turned back over to the Toastmaster of the Evening, The Toastmaster presents the Awards for "Best Table Topics, Best Evaluator", and "Best Speaker". Each of the winners have the option of taking their "Traveling Trophy" home for 2-3 weeks, before bringing it back at the next scheduled meeting. The Toastmaster then turns control over to the President of the club to close out the meeting.

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