The Hackettstown Toastmasters braved the cold and held their annual International Speech and Evaluation Contest on February 3, 2011.
The winner of our club International Speech Contest was Dennis, with a motivating talk about breaking our bad habits and establishing our good ones. Julia was the winner of the Evaluation contest, with Virginia in second place. Thank you to Joe for being our contest master!
Two Hackettstown Toastmasters competed in the Area International Speech and evaluation contest Parsippany. Julia Bird 1st Place Winner(Evaluation Contest) , Theresa Yarosh, area governor, and Dennis Quirk 1st Place Winner(international Speech). Dennis gave a speech motivating us to work out which habits help us, and which ones hinder us, to let us move onto greater things. Julia gave an unusual tip to the target speaker during her evaluation of his speech that made an impact.
Julia Bird was awarded first place for the Evaluation contest and Dennis Quirk placed second at the Division B International Speech contest. Congrats to both on a job well done. Julia moved on to the District 83 International Evaluation contest.
Members of Hackettstown Toastmasters assisted Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership in stocking the shelves of the food bank for the holidays. The food was distributed to families in need in the north-western area of NJ. Gerard Kaiven, Tomas Cambara , Christine Bodon-Daly, Julia Bird, and Dennis Quirk.
Members of Hackettstown Toastmasters represented our amazing group on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Lowe's for Hackettstown Community Day. All visitors were invited to attend our meetings. Nancy Boyer, Suzanne Gilman and Tracy Williams
Members of our spooktacular club participated in our Halloween-themed meeting. On Halloween you can be anything that you would like to be for an evening. Toastmasters allows you to practice and hone your skills to be the communicator that you would like to be.