S Division Contest and Next Week’s Meeting

Steelcase Toastmasters,

We have a great opportunity coming up. Saturday, November 1st you are invited to attend the S Division Speech Contest. This will be a great learning opportunity and should be very entertaining. You’ll get to see winners from each Area Contest give their humorous speeches and table topics to compete for the S Division title.

For more information see the informational flyer (Toastmasters_SpeechContest.pdf) and I would encourage all of you to consider attending.

We also have a meeting scheduled for next week Wednesday at 11:30 in the Multipurpose Room at Steelcase. There are several roles to fill, so please check your Competent Leader manual and find out which role you need to take to finish your next project.

Feel free to sign up for that role on the club website: http://4172.toastmastersclubs.org/agenda.html

We also have room for one more speech. I would encourage you to look at your Competent Communication manual to see which speech is next for you, and sign up if you would like to knock out one more!

Thanks, and I hope everybody has a great weekend!

Sean Fahey

VP Education, Steelcase Toastmasters

Area Governor, Area 9

Toastmasters International

Where Leaders Are Made

Phone: 616-502-8624





Toastmasters Meeting recap 10/15/14

Hi Fellow Toastmasters,

We had a wonderful meeting today; if you were not there you missed a wonderful speech by Sean Fahey and the evaluation was masterfully done by Lori.

Kelson served as Toastmaster today and did a wonderful job for his first time.

Ritu chose one of her favorite words for the word-of-the-day:

Moxie: noun

Energy, pep

Courage, determination


The majority of the members used the word-of-the-day today! Good choice, Ritu! You’ve got moxie! It think it is one of my favorite words now too.

Ritu also was the Grammarian and Ah-Er Counter.

Rich was our Table Topics Master and Vote Counter. He had us play a variation of “Let’s Make a Deal” and we got to pick a topic from two different piles. Ritu won the best speaker ribbon for her topic of what her superpower would be if she was able to have a superpower. She chose to feed the world and not have anyone go hungry or thirsty.

Sean reviewed the CC and CL tracking spreadsheets with us and urged us to fill out our goals and accomplishments on them. We closed the meeting by filling out the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator tracking sheets. It will help us keep track of our goals. You can also fill them out yourself by using the below links.

Competent Communicator-


Competent Leader-


See you next time!

Speech Contest!

Steelcase Toastmasters Members,

As Area 9 Governor I’ve been busy lately organizing an Area speech contest. The contest is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Mercy Health Southwest Saint Mary’s. The contest will begin at 6:00pm and the contestant briefing is at 5:30pm. Things will wrap up by 8:00.

Kelson has volunteered to be one of our timers (thanks Kelson!) but we don’t have anybody representing our Steelcase club as a contestant.

This contest is split into two parts- Humorous speeches and Table Topics. We’d love to have YOU represent our club by competing!