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!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Winners of the Crosswind Tall Tale special meeting are listed from left to right.
"Most Unbelievable Tale" - Melissa Niesen
"Most Likely to be Made Into a Movie" - David Arnold
"Most Believable Tale" - Rachel Kenney
"Creepiest Tale" - Jamie Hosek
"Cutest Tale" - Cyndi Barber
"Laughed so Hard my Side Hurt" - Clyde Eisenbeis
Friday, November 16, 2012
Deb – AC Manual
Nick – CC Manual
David – CC Manual
Adin – CC Manual
Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Nick Loney, left, placed 1st in the Humorous Speech Contest and Adin Mann, right, placed 1st in the Evaluation Contest. Contest Chair Rachel Kenney presented them with their certificates. The next round of competition is the Area 51 Speech Contest on September 27th.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
- Thanks to Kyle Martin for doing the interview.
- Thanks to our our VP of PR, Mike Donahey, for arranging this opportunity.
The KFJB Morning Show airs M-F from 6-9AM on 1230AM KFJB. Learn about KFJB here.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Congratulations to David Arnold for winning this contest and receiving a homemade pie baked by contest organizer Melissa Niesen.
Thanks to Jamie for the photograph of this historic event!
Winners Note: Melissa is an excellent pie baker. Any contest with baked goods on the line from Melissa should have many entrants!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I wanted to share a few links you might find helpful.
Jim Slaughter has a site dedicated to parliamentary procedure with a lot of helpful articles, including those I used in the workshop. The Handling of a Motion file might be useful to guide you through the steps of what to do with a motion.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Crosswinds Toastmasters Club #7858 announces a Parliamentary Procedure Workshop using Robert’s Rules of Order will be held Thursday, January 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St., room B.
The public is invited to attend the free-of-charge workshop, according to David Arnold, Crosswinds Club president. Veteran Toastmaster Melissa Niesen will conduct the training program.
Niesen will explain basic Parliamentary Procedure rules for conducting meetings and making decisions effectively. The one hour training session is ideal for local elected officials and citizens serving as officers or board members, explained Niesen. “Parliamentary procedure reduces or eliminates conflicts that might otherwise occur by following basic rules or order,” she said.
Basic principals of parliamentary procedure will also be reviewed.
Niesen will explain how all votes are counted equally, the right of the minority to protest, the right of the majority to decide, and that business transactions are characterized by fairness and good faith. “The workshop will be of value to both parliamentary procedure novices and veterans,” she said..
For additional information about the workshop, contact Niesen at 641-754-3011 or via Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org