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Monthly Okefenokee Toastmasters Club newsletter, Waycross, Georgia.
  Okefenokee Toastmasters Club #8269, Area 74, Division G, District 14. East. Chartered Club since 1991  Volume 9 Issue 3 March 2017  Lunch Hour Meetings: Okefenokee Toastmasters meet at South Georgia State College, Waycross Campus, James Dye Student Services Building in Room 108 on Wednesdays at noon.  Mission: We provide a supportive and positive learning ex-perience in which members are empowered to develop com-munication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Okefenokee Toastmasters Club Officers 2016-2017 President: Wayne Caffarel  VP Education: Debi Pearce  VP Membership: Steve Pearce  VP Public Relations: Janice Williams Treasurer: Linda Zechmann  Secretary: Jason Strickland Sergeant at Arms : Bud Montero  Word Power   The role of the Grammarian at a Toastmasters meeting is to bring a “Word of the Week” and listen for its usage. Here are some words we have used at our club meetings recently: elegant  (adj.)= graceful & styl-ish esoteric (adj.)= abstract, under-stood by just a few interpolate (v.) = interject protean (adj.)= versatile, exhib-iting variety or diversity Events  Area 74 Speech contest: March 4th, Moody Air Force Base, 9:00am. Georgia Toastmasters District 14 Toastmasters Spring Confer-ence: May 19-20, Crowne Plaza Ho-tel Atlanta-Airport    Quote of the Month “You often psych yourself out wor- rying about the speech rather than working on it. You may ob- sess over how you’re going to per- form, who is going to be in the au- dience, how you’ll be received and perceived, and how you should prepare for it...the best way to re-duce anxiety is to actually know what   you’re doing and how you’re going to do it.” Steal the Show by Michael Port. p. 121.   Retweets @Oketoast @Jake_STweets F aith over fear. Faith over worry. Faith over stress. Faith over doubt. @PaulSteven  Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. - Tim Fargo @P34C3_M4K3R Each of you has a dis-tinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard. John Grisham @Nicole_Wagner “Don't let the noise of oth- er peoples opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs @Vivien_ip Many naysayers in my head, but I reach new lev-els when I ignore them and listen to the voice that says You'll be just fine.   Club president,  Wayne Caffarel (center), pose with newly inducted Okefenokee Toastmasters, Kim Stephens (left) and  Allan Jones (right) at a meeting held on Wednesday, March 1st. At the meeting, Toastmaster Kim, model and entrepre-neur, delivered her second speech from the Competent Communicator manual ti-tled, Crawl Before You Catwalk. Her speech was evaluated by Linda Zech-mann. Toastmaster Allan’s role was to listen and keep track of unnecessary filler words used throughout the meeting. Wel-come new members! Flashback to 2014 Okefenokee Toastmaster Carla Willingham was the winner of the Georgia Toastmasters Area 74 Table Topics contest held on February 22, 2014 in Valdosta. Her challenge was to com-ment on this thought: So many of our dreams first seem im-possible. Wayne Caffarel placed second in the Area Interna-tional Speech Contest with his speech titled, Did You See  What You Heard? Some of us traveled to Macon in April to support Carla at the Division-level contest and she won that too. On March 4, 2017, we will travel to Moody Air Force Base in  Valdosta to support our speech contestants Michael-Angelo James, Gina Marie Senters, and Janice Williams. If you ever wondered why we have these contests, Andre Marria Area Governor 2013- 14, wrote: “We participate to face our fears, im- prove our communication and leadership skills; become more confident in ourselves and become better leaders in our profes- sional careers. There are no losers.” CHARTER MEMBERS: John Penland 1926-2015 (Sponsor ), Andrew Slocum, Joe Gant, Harry D. Dixon, Jr., Carolyn Morton (Akins), Phil Wysong, C.J. Broome, Paul O’Cain, James C. Bunch, W.F. Stephens, Jeanette Stipe, Tom Strickland, Fred Barber, John Karew, Reuben Flanders, E. Nash Williams, Jerri Davis, Doris Germano, Andy Spivey, Audrey West, and Margaret Park. Compiled by Janice Williams. Connect and Share ã LinkedIn  ã Facebook  ã Pinterest  ã T witter  ã  Website: http://okefenokee.toastmastersclubs.org  ã Email : oketoast8269@gmail.com   The Toastmasters Brand Personality: Helpful, Empowered, Leader, Dedicated (H.E.L.D.)  
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