Happenings at Career Communicators
New Members Gives First Speeches
Two newer Career Communicator members, Mike Hall and Mike Rutledge, gave their first speeches with Toastmasters. Tradition has it that this first speech, which is 4-6 minutes, is called the “Icebreaker.” Congratulations to the two Mikes as they begins their public speaking path with Toastmasters. Come and visit to hear one of their upcoming speeches.
Longstanding Club Member awarded Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Toastmaster members can achieve a variety of education awards noting accomplishments in either a communication path or leadership path in Toastmasters. When a Toastmaster completes both paths, Toastmasters International awards the distinction of becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Dennis Timko was awarded a DTM on March 3. Congratulations to Dennis and best wishes to all Club members as they work with the support of fellow Club members to achieve their communication and leadership goals.
Spring Club Contest
The Career Communicators Club held its Spring 2016 Club Speech contests during the February 2nd Club meeting. Two contests were held; the International Speech (a 5-7 minute prepared speech) and Table Topics (1-2 minute off the cuff speech). Three contestants competed in each Contest and the winner of both contests was Dennis Timko. Congratulations to all the contestants including Kevin Chapman, Howard Ganden, and Ken Sepos. A big thank you for everyone who took a part in making the Club Contest happen, including our Contest Chair Andy Bialek who earned a project point toward his Competent Leader achievement.
District 30 Area 3 Speech Contest
The Area 3 Speech Contests were held on Wednesday, March 9, at the Palatine Library. Representing Career Communicators in both the International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest was Dennis Timko. Dennis was awarded First Place in both contests and will move forward to represent Career Communicators at the Northwest Division contest on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 AM at Harper College. Congratulations to Dennis and to all the contestants at the Area 3 Contest. Go see some excellent speeches and enjoy connecting with other Toastmasters at the NW Division Contest. It’s a fun time.