jueves, 7 de enero de 2010

Some special dates for early 2010

Fellow Toastmasters and dear Guests,
Happy New Year!

(en Español)

Starting January 13th we will have our normal weekly schedule of Toastmaster meetings in EAE. This note here is about those events that are special ... outside our normal routine, so that you can plan ahead:

On January 19th (Tuesday) we are all invited to join Prestigious Speakers in Casa Orlandai. Tulia will deliver a training about the Competent Leadership manual - that might be interesting to BCN TM members, too (all English).

Our January 27th (Wednesday) meeting will not have speeches or Table Topics, and instead is dedicated 100% to club management discussions and learning. We will see what happens behind the curton and between meetings, and how to organise this. Everyone is part of this - not only the elected club committee!!!
We also need to order items from the TMi shop - send any wishes / input for that BEFORE that date directly to me (Kai).

03rd February - The World Wide VERY FIRST Toastmaster meeting En Catalá EVER. EAE.

03rd March Club Contests - Speech Evaluation & International Speech
(also in EAE, replaces a normal club meeting)

all days during March - Membership Renewal (old one ends 31st March) - € 6 per month, as always, so that is € 72 for the whole year.

10th March a Spanish meeting moved to El Corte Ingles Portal del Angel - we have room for 70 attendees. Invite all your friends ;)

20th March Area H1 Contest in Barcelona (date changed!)

24th April Division H Conference, Portugal. More details to follow.

5th May - Elections for the July-December term (as part of the normal meeting)

04th-06th June District 59 Conference, The Hague, NL

11th-14th August Internail Convention, Palm Desert, California

Any questions, feel free to get in touch or use the comments below.

lunes, 4 de enero de 2010

Day of the Kings

This is just a reminder that the EAE is closed on Jan 6th 2010, and hence the first January meeting is on the 13th.

The Club Committee

You might know that in a Toastmaster club each member has equal rights, because no one "owns" the club. For practical reasons we elect a committee on regular basis, to have just a hand full of people assigned to some roles, as primary points of contact. These leaders will do most of the decision making during their term, such as how and where to invest the money that is left after paying all the running expenses.
Despite the nomination of just some individiuals every member should feel as responsible about the club leadership and management of our club and its weekly meetings as the VP Education or the Sergeant at Arms, just to name a few.

If you wonder who the current committee members are, you should find their names on our Easy-Speak club page. If you'd like to assist them directly, or simply find out what it is they are doing - please get in touch.

Toastmasters international has more information on what the standard committee roles are about.