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, February 25, 2020

Club Speech Contest!

Our Crosswinds Toastmasters Club is having an International Speech Contest next Thursday the 27th at 5:15pm at the Fisher Community Center, Boardroom A--in Marshalltown.
The Contest will officially begin promptly at 5:30pm.

The rules of the International Speech Contest are simple:
  • The Speech Can Be on ANY Topic
  • Must be between 5-7 minutes.
  • Any speeches over 7 minutes 30 seconds may disqualify the speaker
  • Any speeches under 4 minutes 30 seconds may disqualify the speaker

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

It's that time again! Dues are DUE!

As a reminder, club dues are due NOW!
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As a reminder, Club Officers can pay the $45 Membership dues online on the Toastmasters Club Central portal.

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 13 Meeting Postponed

This week's meeting is postponed do to sicknesses and travelling. See you next week!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Area 22 Make-Up Officer Training - This Saturday!

Attention Crosswinds Officers!

If you couldn’t make it to the last Officer Training in January, please don’t miss the Make-Up Session coming up this weekend!

On Saturday, February 8th, Make-Up Officer Training will be provided at the Guide One Insurance Building in West Des Moines at 10:30am   

Officer Training is FREE and open to all members.

Attending Officer Training is one of the most important responsibilities of any Toastmasters club.
When club officers are well-trained to perform their duties, club members are better served. This makes the member experience more positive, which leads to a quality club experience and increased member retention!! 

If you did not attend or complete Officer Training in January 2020 or November 2019, I strongly recommend attending this training!

GuideOne Insurance
1111 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA

Friday, January 31, 2020

Next Club Officer Meeting on 2/20

As a reminder, we will be having our next Club Officer Business Meeting on Thursday, February 20th.

While we won't have any speaking roles, everyone is welcome to attend as we discuss a variety of topics in regard to the Club Contest, Membership Growth, and Additional Action Items!!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Area 22 / Division W Officer Training Success!

Saturday's Area 22 / Division W Officer Training in Clarion was a great success!

Despite the slick and icy roads, we had a really good turnout and we covered an enormous amount of helpful and informative material! Hosted by Peggy O'Neill, DTM Area 22 Assistant Director.

  • Motivational Words by Rhonda Benton
  • "Building a Healthy Team" Module by Matthew Chavers, VPPR
Other Topics Included: Area 22 Speech Contest Planning, Club Goal Settings, and Club Scripts

See You At The Next Officer Training Session! 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Meeting Postponed - January 23rd


Due to scheduling conflicts, today's meeting will be postponed to Thursday, January 30th!