President’s Update

Spirited Speech Masters is having a “Jumping June” this last month of the Toastmasters year! On June 10th, we had our officer elections, and I’m pleased to say that we have all of our Officer Positions filled!  Our 2019-2020 Officers will be:

  • President: Joann Hester
  • Vice President Education (VPE): Sally Boyd
  • Vice President Membership (VPM): Twana Benjamin
  • Vice President Public Relations (VPPR): Loni Huff
  • Treasurer: Dawn Sandlin
  • Secretary: Allison Powers
  • Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA): Naureen Syed
  • Immediate Past President (IPP): Sally Boyd

I am really excited to see some of our newer members step up into officer positions.  Good luck to all of our new officers!  Our officer installation will be July 11th.  We will be installed by our new Area Director, Patricia Koch!  There will also be speeches by our outgoing and incoming Presidents.

Open House!

Our open house was so much fun!  We had a great crowd!  Dawn Sandlin gave a great speech on packing a backpack, and Loni Huff did a wonderful job as her evaluator!  Thanks to Joann Hester for an interesting Word-of-the-Day, and we introduced the practice of snapping our fingers when someone uses the WotD!  Karl Jonsson had the Table Topics theme of “Vacations,” and several of our guests gave great presentations.  We hope to see some new members coming in soon!  Finally, both Allison Powers and Naureen Syed gave their “#MyWhy” speeches, telling why they joined Toastmasters!  Overall, it was a great meeting.  Thanks to all of the members who pitched in to help!

Upcoming Officer Elections

The June 6th meeting will include voting for the slate of 2019-2020 officers. We have a full slate of officer nominations:

  • Sergeant at Arms: Naureen Syed
  • Treasurer: Dawn Sandlin
  • Secretary: Allison Powers
  • VP Public Relations: Loni Huff
  • VP Membership: Twana Benjamin
  • VP Education: Sally Boyd
  • President: Joann Hester

Additional nominations will be requested from the floor (but the person nominated must accept the nomination).  You may also nominate yourself. Please attend, if at all possible, even if you are unable to be present for the entire meeting, as voting will take place during the first ten to fifteen minutes.

The June 13th meeting will be our annual Open House and will feature a slightly revised format. In an effort to promote recruitment, we are holding a Membership Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the member who brings the greatest number of guests and to the member who has the greatest number of people join our chapter (the latter of which will be determined on July 25). In addition, a special prize will be given to the first five visitors who join within the month of June!

If you haven’t already, please sign up to bring one or more food items or beverages to the Open House event! And if you haven’t picked up your red-envelope invitations to hand out to friends and colleagues, you can pick them up from Sally.

The June 27th meeting will feature officer installation with speeches by the outgoing and incoming Presidents.  Come and celebrate our Toastmasters Year in Review and hear our great plans for next year!