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June 5, 2014

Desert Hot Springs Toastmasters Club Forming


The LAUNCH MEETING of the all-new Desert Hot Springs Toastmasters Club, sponsored by MSWD, will be held:

Thursday, June 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at
The Mission Springs Water District annex building
66547 2nd Street, DHS

We are excited about this opportunity and invite all potential members to join us to learn about the benefits of Toastmasters. Note: The meeting time may change dependent on the majority of members' preference / availability. Don't be deterred by this specific meeting time.

Most of you have probably heard of Toastmasters. Upon joining a Toastmasters club, each new member receives manuals and resources about how to become a better speaker and a more confident leader. We expect this to be great fun in addition to a tremendous learning experience.

RSVP to me via email: LKerney@mswd.org

For more information, keep reading or go to: toastmasters.org

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 280,000 members who belong to 14,500 clubs in 122 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders.

Organizational Benefits - An organization's success depends on communication. Employees interact with their colleagues and customers to exchange ideas, messages and information. How well they communicate and share their ideas can determine whether a company grows into an industry leader or is mired in mediocrity. At a very reasonable cost, Toastmasters teaches employees to become better presenters and leaders:
  • Develop and present ideas more effectively
  • Hone their management skills
  • Work better with fellow employees
  • Give better sales presentations
  • Offer constructive criticism
  • Accept feedback more objectively

Toastmasters produces results. Around the world more than four million men and women of all ages and occupations have benefited from Toastmasters training. Thousands of corporations, community groups, universities, associations and government agencies currently use Toastmasters training.

How Toastmasters Works - At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for approximately an hour. Each meeting gives members several opportunities:

  • Conduct meetings - Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings.
  • Give impromptu speeches - Members present one- to two minute impromptu speeches about assigned topics.
  • Present prepared speeches - Two or more members present speeches based on projects from manuals in Toastmasters' proven communication and leadership programs. Projects cover topics such as speech organization, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.
  • Offer constructive evaluation - Each speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

Toastmasters Tools - Upon joining a Toastmasters club, each new member receives manuals and resources about how to become a better speaker and a more confident leader. Members also have access to a wide variety of books and educational resources. In addition, they receive the award-winning Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that offers the latest insights about speaking and leadership techniques.

We invite you to attend our Toastmasters Launch meeting on June 19th at 10:00 am. Your attendance is not a commitment to join.

What: Toastmasters Club Meeting
When: Thursday June 19th, 2014
Where: Mission Springs Water District Annex at 66575 2nd St, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Time: Toastmasters Club Meeting 10:00am to 11:30am

Total cost to be a charter Toastmasters Member with membership dues paid for six months is $57.60. Thereafter, beginning October and April 1 dues are only $36 every 6 months. The proposed meeting dates are the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10am to 11:30am. Final date and time to be determined by a club vote.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a charter member of this new Toastmasters Club. The Launch Club Meeting on June 19th will complete the new club chartering process. After that, you can only join as a regular member of this Toastmasters Club. If you can't attend on June 19 and are interested in joining the Toastmasters Club you can complete your application prior to the Toastmasters Launch Meeting and give payment of $57.60 (check or credit card) to Dana Shaffer or Kathryn Robbins.

For further information contact:
Dana Shaffer at dshaffer79902@roadrunner.com Phone: 760-671-4923
Kathryn Robbins at kathryn98329@gmail.com Phone: 951-505-2092

Lynda J. Kerney
Executive Assistant and Deputy Secretary of the Board
Mission Springs Water District

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