Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Please confirm your roles for tomorrow night 11/10/11

Hello fello Toasties,

Tomorrow night will be a great meeting.  Please confirm your roles.

The theme is: Staring Fear straight in the Eyes and the WOD is Audacious:

1. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold. See Synonyms at adventurous, brave.
2. Unrestrained by convention or propriety; insolent.
3. Spirited and original: an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas.
I would love to keep the theme within the meeting.  If the tabletopics master and inspirator could use the theme and WOD in there presentation.  Extra kudos if the speakers can use the WOD in their speeches. 
1st speaker:  Lois Kamga -  Louis please let me know what book you are working out of, the speech title, objectives and time
2nd Speaker: Will Osagiede
3rd Speaker: Maura Thompson
Back up speaker:  is assigned -  If there is someone that has a speech prepared, please let me know
Evaulator 1:  Gigi de Gala
Evaulator 2:  Keith Ahrens
Evaulator 3:  Sherry Thomas
Back up Evaulator: Netia Ingram
Inspirator; Travis Ostrom
Ah Counter: Tom Marrs
Grammarian: Vanda Simpson
Timer: Lori Bibeau
Table topics Master: Connie Akins
Thank you,
Marcy Brack

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Electrifiying Get Together at Dawn's For S.S.'s Team Building!

What an amazing time at Dawn's for Simply Speaking's first team building event of the year! The afternoon started with great food, friends and members bringing family for a time of BBQ, Volleyball and Karaoke. The event kicked off very well with special guest stars, Elinora, Betty, Abigail and Michelle making an appearance, followed by a BBQ cook off by master chefs Titanic Tom Marrs and Wild Will Osagiede. Judges were called upon to judge their dishes based on four categories. They competed against each other in preparing beef brisket in very close race in which Tom won by a point or two. Both should be very proud because their masterfully prepared food was not only delicious but gone within minutes of being served in the party.

Michelle Bires and Gigi De Gala kicked off the karaoke event, which became an unexpected hit when it was discovered that many karaoke songs could be pulled directly from YouTube! Everyone joined into the act to include an amazing Patsy Kline rendition by our newest member Jacqueline Shaw. The volleyball event was a rip roaring good time as everyone played on different teams during each game and one team made an amazing comeback to win a game from a 6 point deficit. Many guests were impressed by the camaraderie expressed between Simply Speaking toastmaster members.

Simply Speaking Team Building events do exactly what they are designed to do-- deepen relationships betweeen members whcih carry over into the nature and culture of our meetings. If you missed it, make sure you go to the next one, because you will have a great time. It's team building events like these that make me so proud I am a part of The Club of Champions, Simply Speaking Toastmasters!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Here are some more pictures of our super fun Bowling Night 100_0522.JPG

Friday, May 20, 2011

Club Contests, Team Building- Bowling, and New Members...What an AMAZING Couple of Months!

Simply Speaking's International Speech and Table Topics Club level Contests. Every year, we have members of the club competing in the top four contests the Toastmasters organization offers. Members from this club have won three of the top four contests in the past four years, to include Ian Humphrey going all the way to becoming a finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking last year. This talented and high caliber club is poised to win all four by next year, fully earning the title "The Club of Champions"!

Belinda Corleyturnipseed (with contest chair Rod Gamblin) went all the way to becoming a finalist at the District Championship. As her mentor, I am personally proud of her accomplishments in the club in a very short time.

Champion speaker Ian Humphrey (with contest chair Rod Gamblin) became a finalist in the Division Contest against his toughest competition to date by a very close vote.

International Speech Contest Club level contestants: George, Ed, Dale, Cybele and Ian

Table Topics club level Contestants - Deborah, David, Travis and Belinda

Simply Speaking President Marcy Brack serving as Club Contest Toastmaster, interviewed contestants after an amazing performance by the speakers.

Life in the meetings of Simply Speaking!

Simply Speaking Toastmasters, The Club of Champions! New inductees were added, making this club once again the most diverse club in District 26!

I am posing with "Lady Luck" Toastmaster Deborah, who led the festivities for the St. Patrick's Day club theme. She made it a lot of fun and I made sure I wore green so I wouldn't get pinched. lol

Team Building - Bowling Night! Great times to be had by all. Team Building activities are a key ingredient in the success of the Simply Speaking Toastmasters Club, designed to build relationships with club members, boost morale, and just have a good time! Will you join us next time?

Me and Abigail!!

Gigi, Connie, Margaret, Cybele and some of the rest of the gang in the background.

Alan, Connie and a guest talking bowling strategies, I think.

Abigail, Lee and Marcy hanging out, having a blast.

Gigi and Cybele socializing.

Deborah, Me and Belinda living the dream.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bowling this Saturday!!!

Bowling20Lanes.jpg 10 pin Bowling |

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Don't forget that this saturday is Bowling!  
It is going to be a BLAST! 

Bowling picture by ALL TIME LOW - Photobucket Groups |

Dont worry if you aren't a bowler or if you have never bowled, it's all just for fun!
 And you can come and just hang out if you  want and eat and drink and socailize. 
That's what this is really for: to spend time getting to know each other and share our lives. 
Friends and Family are most welcome too!
So here is the information about the event. 

Looking down the lanes at Space Bowling |

WHAT: Simply Speaking Bowling Event
DATE: Saturday April 30th, 2011
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Brunswick Zone at 2200 S. Peoria, Aurora - (303) 750-7045
CONTACT: Call me or Marcy or Billie Jo for more info

Connie Akins
Chrysalis Touch

Connie Akins

VP of Membership

Simply Speaking