Welcome to Crosswinds Toastmasters


Crosswinds Toastmasters is a fun, supportive atmosphere to develop and practice your public speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Each week there are chances to give prepared and impromptu speeches as well as receive feedback from fellow members on ways to improve.

Guests are always welcome, so please stop by and visit us!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pathways is here!

Greetings Fellow Toastmasters!

An exciting new learning experience is on its way. Toastmasters PATHWAYS!

As some of you are already aware from the recent training received a few weeks ago, Pathways is a new and interactive structure to Toastmasters that aims to improve on the already familiar structure of our Toastmasters club.

We will begin transitioning into the Pathways program over the next several weeks.

In the meantime, please review the Pathways Website and spend some time this week exploring and navigating the website. To get started, I recommend scrolling to the bottom of the page and viewing the five videos on "How Pathways began".

Let me know if you have not already received the three-step process to prepare us in enrolling into the program!

More to come soon!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Raffle Basket Reminder!

Hey Crosswinds,

The deadline for raffle basket donation is tomorrowTuesday (4/24).  This is our club's contribution to the District 19 Spring Conference fundraising effort and I’d like for each of us to be represented.  

We’ve chosen a "Coffee Lovers" theme for our basket this year.  Anything coffee-themed or cash.  

We’re recommending a $10-15 value range per member!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dues are DUE!

As a reminder, club dues are due NOW!

All members can pay the $45 Membership dues online on the Toastmasters Club Central portal.
Club dues are $6. These have to be turned in separately.

Total dues to be collected from members is $51.

As always. you can also pay by check and submit dues personally to Club Treasurer, Melissa Niesen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Room Location for Today!

Hello, fellow Toastmasters!

Our club meeting will be in the Baar Conference Room today, March 20th, 2018.

If there are any other questions, just contact me!

See you there!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cancelled March 6th!

Due to the conflicts and weather conditions, we will not be meeting Tuesday, March 6th. Please join us next week on March 13th!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Iowa Academic Decathlon Volunteering Opportunity!

Calling All Volunteer Judges!

This year's Iowa Academic Decathlon state championship will be held at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd. 

The competition is composed of 10 events, including a speech competition, which takes place on the evening of March 2. 

Event coordinator, Kim Olson, needs help lining up judges for this competition.  Fort Dodge does not have a high school which currently competes in Academic Decathlon, which should help ensure neutrality from local judges. 

Toastmasters are being reached out to because we have more experience than most the judges have with listening to speeches, the more they will bring to giving the students a fair and critical hearing!  

This is a volunteer opportunity, which will run from around 4:00 until about 9:00 p.m.  Judges will be given a brief orientation, during which an Academic Decathlon board member will explain the rubric used for evaluating speeches, and the general philosophy.  A break, with dinner included, will be provided for every judge.

Each team has up to 9 members, who will compete at the same time in
separate rooms.  Three judges in each room.   

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions about the speech competition, please contact Kim by the end of the week (February 23):
Kim Olson   712-464-3289     kimeolson@gmail.com


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Reminder: Today's meeting has moved to Thursday 2/15!

Hello, fellow Toastmasters!

This is a reminder! Due to scheduling conflicts, our club meeting will be rescheduled this week to Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

See you there!