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, May 29, 2019

Crosswinds Visitor Contest GOES LIVE

The 1st Annual Crosswinds Visitor Contest Begins on Thursday, May 30th 2019!

I, your Contest Chair, have randomly split the club into (3) Teams: Team Ruby, Team Emerald, and Team Diamond.

*Team Ruby:   Melissa & Abigail

*Team Emerald:      Teresa, Alice & Tom

*Team Diamond:    Jade & Bill

Ok, the rules are SIMPLE:
  1. Each team will compete to bring in as many visitors as possible!
  2. Each team will receive 1 point for each visitor* they bring. A bonus 3 points will be rewarded to that team if their visitor submits an application for membership!
  3. If your contest chair (me) brings in a visitor, that visitor will be randomly selected to fall into any of the 4 teams for extra points!**
  4. THAT’S IT.
The team with the most points by July 25th   wins!!

1st Place Team Prize Each member gets a choice between Toastmasters Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Power Bank, Cap, USB Laser Pen, or Water Bottle
2nd Place Team Prize Each member gets a choice between Toastmasters Notebook, Padfolio, Key Ring, Travel or Ceramic Mug, or Sport Clinchback

Feel free to use any means at your disposal to invite visitors to the club! Good Luck!

Additional Rules
*Must be a first-time visitor to the club. Previous club members or recurring visitors do not earn points.  The entirety of the team does not have to physically attend the same meeting of their invited visitor(s).
**In the event of a tie for 1st place, a lightning 2-week extension will be honored between the top two teams to bring in the most number of visitors at the next two meetings.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Business Meeting / Potluck Event - May 23rd


On Thursday, May 23rd, our next meeting will be an all-business meeting and pre-Memorial Day weekend potluck!

Bring and share your favorite small dish, snack, or refreshment!

We'll use this business meeting to discuss a variety of topics such as but not limited to club officer elections, public outreach, membership growth, and yearly club goals!

This meeting can also become an informational event for visitors to attend and learn more about our club.

While bringing any visitors are welcome, a regular club meeting may be a better option for them to see Toastmasters in its full glory!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Fort Dodge Armed Forces Speech Contest - May 16th

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Changing Winds Toastmasters International Club is presenting the Armed Forces Day Speech Contest on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Armed Forces Day celebrates and honors Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches following the consolidation of the military services in the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Armed Forces Speech Contest will include participants sharing their stories with us, at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF).

The event will take place on May 16th, 2019, in the Visting Room at 5:30 p.m., following Toastmasters protocols, and end at approximately 8:00 p.m.

All District 19 Toastmasters Clubs are invited to come and join Changing Winds at this unifying event!

RSVP before May 4th, 2019 via phone or email to Joan Johanson, PID, DTM:


Fort Dodge Correctional Facility Address:
1550 L St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

To enter the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, you must pass the PREA Test

This is a piece of educational information regarding "dos and don'ts" in prisons. It includes 24 multiple questions and can be acquired by e-mailing Paula Addison at the Fort Dodge Facility: 

The quiz will be e-mailed to you for you to review. Complete the quiz and return to Paula. This quiz will be valid for one year

If you have questions about PREA, call Paula at 515-574-4743