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!

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!