Welcome to Crosswinds Toastmasters

JOIN US!

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 14, 2016

Happy Holidays! Cancelled meetings.

Due to conflicts for many of us and closure of the campus, we will next be meeting on January 4. See you in the new year!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Beginner's Parliamentary Procedure workshop today!



Our beginners Parliamentary Procedure workshop will be held today from noon to 1 PM at the Marshalltown Library located 105 W Boone St. Light snacks will be provided.

It is a lunch and learn so you may bring your lunch with and munch as you learn. This is an open meeting, all are invited to attend. Questions will be encouraged and answered during the demonstrations!

There will be members versed in Parliamentary procedure present to answer any questions if you want to stay after!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Parliamentary Planning Meeting - 11/30

Reminder!

On Wednesday, November 30th, Crosswinds will have a special Parliamentary procedure planning meeting in preparation for the workshop on December 7th. Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring any additional refreshments!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Announcement: Off for Thanksgiving!

Due to the holiday week, we will not be meeting Wednesday, November 23!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

MAXIMUM Competence!

Congrats to Crosswinds veteran Melissa Niesen for receiving her Competent Communicator ribbon and Toastmasters Store Bux.  Great Job Melissa!

Crosswinds Club President Leah Cox (right) congratulates Melissa Niesen. November 9th 2016.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Crowsswinds Earns Second Place Ian Edwards Award




The Ian Edwards Award is earned by the Club who achieves the highest ratio of educational completions to membership base as determined by the performance reports from Toastmasters International.

Chrissy Bjorklund, VPE accepted this honor on the club's behalf. 
Congratulations everyone!!






Thursday, October 13, 2016

Division C Contest Reminder! October 15th, 2016

As a reminder, our very own Charlie Harris is advancing onto the Division C Conference (Contest) in the Evaluation category, taking place on October 15th at 9:00am, EMC Insurance Companies in Des Moines, IA.

If you have any kind words of support or advice, please share those with him!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CANCELLED October 12


Due to low member availability, we have decided to cancel our meeting for Wednesday, October 12. Please join us the following week at our regularly scheduled time and place!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The accolades pile in! 10/5/2016

Today, Sarah Mattingly took home a Competent Communicator Ribbon and a $5 Certificate for District 19 Bookstore Bucks! Congrats!



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Business meeting October 5

Our next meeting will be an all-business meeting. If you're thinking about visiting us, October 12 would probably be a better option!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Toastmaster Agenda - 9/28/2016



9/28/2016


Toastmaster
Bill Backoff
Speaker #1
Sarah Mattingly
Evaluator #1
Melissa Niesen
TT
Zach Ray
Word
Leah Cox
Time
Chrissy Bjorklund
Ah/grammar
George Trent
Thought/joke
Carrie Klinge
Quizmaster
open
General Evaluator
Charlie Harris
Introducer
George Trent
Open

Open

Open

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CANCELLED September 14

Due to a conflicting event, we have decided to cancel our meeting for Wednesday, September 14. Please join us the following week at our regularly scheduled time and place!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Salute to the Troops!

George Trent, Crosswinds Toastmasters Sergeant At Arms, presents an epic piece of his latest WWII artwork and an engaging speech in preparation for a special event at The American Legion of Iowa!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Toastmasters Agenda - 8/31/2016


8/31/2016
Toastmaster
Carrie Klinge
Speaker #1
George Trent
Evaluator #1
Dierdre Taylor
TT
Bill Backoff
GE
Charlie Harris
Word
Sarah Mattingly
Time
Melissa Niesen
Ah/grammar
Zach Ray
Thought/joke
Chrissy Bjorklund
Quizmaster
Andi Acton
Introducer
Zach Ray

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Toastmasters Agenda - 8/24/2016


8/24/2016
Toastmaster
Andi Acton
Speaker #1
Carrie Klinge
Evaluator #1
Charlie Harris
Speaker #2
Sarah Mattingly
Evaluator #2
Chrissy Bjorklund
TT
Dierdre Taylor
GE
Cyndi Barber
Word
Bill Backoff
Time
George Trent
Ah/grammar
Melissa Niesen
Thought/joke
Zach Ray
Quizmaster
Leah Cox
Introducer
Bill Backoff

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Toastmasters Agenda - 8/10/2016

8/10/2016

Toastmaster
Sarah Mattingly
Speaker #1
Chrissy Bjorklund
Evaluator #1
Andi Acton
Introducer
Zach Ray
TT
Carrie Klinge
Word
Charlie Harris
Time
Dierdre Taylor
Ah/grammar
Bill Backoff
Thought/joke
George Trent
Quizmaster
Melissa Niesen
Open
Leah Cox
Open
Cyndi Barber
General Evaluator
Dierdre Taylor


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Leah Cox earns recognition from Area 51 Director!

Congratulations to Crosswinds President Leah Cox, who was awarded on Wednesday with the Outstanding Toastmaster award from Area 51 Director, Claude Hartman.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Vegetti?

Big props to Sarah Mattingly and her kids for an amazing speech and presentation today!



Monday, July 25, 2016

Toastmaster Assignments - 7/27/2016

7/27/2016

Toastmaster
Zach Ray
Speaker #1
Sarah Mattingly
Evaluator #1
Leah Cox
Speaker #2
Evaluator #2
TT
Andi Acton
Word
Chrissy Bjorklund
Time
Carrie Klinge
Ah/grammar
Charlie Harris
Thought/joke
Claude Hartman
Quizmaster
Dierdre Taylor
Open
George Trent
Open
Melissa Niesen
General Evaluator
Bill Backoff
Open
Cyndi Barber

Monday, July 18, 2016

Toastmaster Assignments - 7/20/2016

7/20/2016
Toastmaster
Melissa Niesen
Speaker #1
Cyndi Barber
Evaluator #1
Sarah Mattingly
Speaker #2

Evaluator #2

TT
Zach Ray
Word
Andi Acton
Time
Chrissy Bjorklund
Ah/grammar
Carrie Klinge
Thought/joke
Charlie Harris
Quizmaster
Claude Hartman
General Evaluator
Dierdre Taylor
Open
Leah Cox
Open
George Trent


Not available
Bill Backoff

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mission Accomplished!



Newest Crosswinds member Zach Ray nails his first Icebreaker speech today! Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Farewell

Crosswinds said farewell to past president and long-time member David Arnold today as he moves on to new employment in Des Moines. Current president Leah Cox presented a Crosswinds painting created by George Trent and signed by the club. We'll miss you David! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Toastmaster Assignments - May 25, 2016

Assignments:
Toastmaster  - Dierdre Taylor
Speaker(1)   - Andi Acton
Evaluator(1) - Chrissy Bjorklund
Speaker(2)   - Melissa Niesen
Evaluator(2) - N/A
TableTopics  - Leah Cox
GE           - Cyndi Barber
Word of Day  - Dierdre Taylor
Ah/Grammer   - Melissa Niesen
Timer        - David Arnold
Quiz Master  - Dierdre Taylor
Thought/Joke - David Arnold

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Toastmasters Assigments - 5/11/2016

Assignments:
Toastmaster  - Charlie Harris
Speaker(1)   - Sarah Mattingly
Evaluator(1) - Melissa Niesen
Speaker(2)   - George Trent
Evaluator(2) - Bill Backoff
GE           - Leah Cox
TableTopics  - Chrissy Bjorklund
Word of Day  - Carrie Klinge
Ah/Grammer   - Leah Cox
Timer        - Cyndi Barber
Thought/Joke - Dierdre Taylor
Quiz Master  - Charlie Harris



Toastmaster assignments for 5/4/2016

Visiting today:
Claude Hartman DTM, Chief Ambassador, Area 54 Directory, Area 51 Assistant Director, Crosswinds Toastmasters Club Coach.


Assignments:
Toastmaster  - Cyndi Barber
Speaker      - David Arnold
Evaluator    - Sarah Mattingly
GE           - George Trent
TableTopics  - Andi Acton
Word of Day  - Chrissy Bjorklund
Ah/Grammer   - Bill Backoff
Timer        - Leah Cox
Thought/Joke - George Trent
Quiz Master  - Claude Hartman

Friday, April 22, 2016

Toastmaster Assignment for 4/27/2016

























Future meetings:
5/4 and 5/18 - Claude Hartman DTM, Chief Ambassador, Area 54 Directory, Area 51 Assistant Director will visit our club.  He has been appointed Crosswinds Toastmasters Club Coach.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lennox Speech winner and assignments for 3/30/2016

 Assignments:
Toastmaster of the Day - Carrie Klinge
Word of the Day            - Charlie Harris
Speaker                        - Ben Stanish, Lennox Speech contest winner
Evaluations                   - Round Robin
Table Topics Master      - Cyndi Barber
Thought/Joke of Day     - Melissa Niesen

Ben Stanish, Lennox Speech Contest Winner 2016

Lennox Speech Judges

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crosswinds Toastmasters ** CANCELLED 2/3/2016** due to weather

Due to the weather and absent Toastmaster members, we are cancelling out meeting today!!
Have a good day!

February 10th - Leadership Training - Leah Cox

February 17th - Resume Toastmaster meetings using the agenda from 2/3/2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Assignments for Jan. 13, 2016

Toastmaster .......... Bill Backoff          Tabletopics ............ Andi Acton
Speaker #1 ........... George Trent         Wordmaster ........... Dierdre Taylor
Evaluator #1 .........  Leah Cox             Ah/grammarian ....... Dierdre Taylor 
Speaker #2 ...........                             Timer .................... Chrissy Bjorklund
Evaluator #2 .........                             Quizmaster ............
General Eval ......... Cyndi Barber         Though/Joke .......... Charlie Harris