Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Swamp Talk

Swamp Talk

Ratings: (0)|Views: 84|Likes:

More info:

Published by: Okefenokee Toastmasters Club on Nov 12, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/12/2011

pdf

text

original

 
Okefenokee ToastmastersClub #8269, District 14,Area 11B
S wamp  TALK 
Chartered in 1991, Sponsor: JohnPenland Volume 3 Issue 5 November 2011
Mission:
The mission of a Toastmasters club is to pro-vide a mutually supportive and positive learning envi-ronment in which every individual member has the op-portunity to develop oral communication and leader-ship skills, which in turn foster
self-confidence
and
 per-sonal growth
.
 
Meetings:
We meet every Wednesday morning at7:00am at Quality Inn, 1725 Memorial Drive, Way-cross.Click here for map
 
Membership:
Open to anyone 18 years old and over.
Congratulations!
 
Congrats to new member,
 Deborah Pearce,
 
who was presented with thePhilips-Bruce award, for outstandingCommittee Chair, at the KiwanisClub of Waycross Awards Banqueton October 6th. Her acceptancespeech was a Table Topics momentas the award was totally unexpected.Good job! Also, congrats to
John Conger 
,President-Elect of the Kiwanis Club.
GRAMMARIAN’S CORNER
 
“Passed” and “past”, what’s the differ-
ence? They sound alike. They both have
the same root, the Latin noun, “passus”
which means step or pace.
“Passed” is used mostly as a verb: He
 
 passed
by here
.
It can be a euphemism
meaning “die”: He
 passed
peacefully
 
“Past” can be used as an adjectivemeaning “gone by in time”:
 past
sins
.
It can be a noun: It’s in the
 past
.
Pastcan be used as a preposition meaning
“by”: He drove
 past
my house.
“Passed” can never be used as a
preposition.
 
Upcoming EventsMay 4-5, 2012:
Spring Conference, “TheLeaders Network,”
 
,Atlanta, Ga.
 August 15-18, 2012:
Start planning for
next year’s International Convention. It
will be in
Orlando, Florida Quote of the Month
 
“...Having Toastmasters on my re-
sume gave me a competitive advan-tage against other candidates apply-ing for the job.
One employerasked me, "What is ToastmastersI see you have [it] listed here?"
Isaid I am always looking to improvemy communication skills and TMhas allowed me to do just that. I washired and later told the interviewerswere impressed that I was striving
for improvement.”
Dajour Ashwood
on Georgia District 14 Facebookpage.
 
Toastmasters by theNumbers
20
 —
40
 — 
the typicalnumber of members in aToastmasters club.
60
 —
the typical numberof minutes a Toastmas-ters club meeting lasts.
 10
 — 
the number of speech projects in theCompetent Communica-tor manual.
1991
 — 
the year ourToastmasters club waschartered.
 249
 — 
the number of Toastmasters Clubs inGeorgia.
13,000
 — 
the number of Toastmasters Clubs inthe world.
4,000,000+
 — 
the num-ber of persons around theworld who have benefit-ted from membership inToastmasters.
 

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->