Ashburn Toastmasters Club

We meet at 7:15pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month, at 43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148. Guests are welcome!

Ashburn, VA chapter of Toastmasters International.

Want to improve your communication skills? Be more effective in meeting? Get your point across more concisely? Then consider joining a Toastmasters Club near you and learn how membership can help you succeed!

All of our meetings are open to guests. We encourage you to come out and visit us during one of our meetings.

More information about our club including our meeting schedule and location can be found on our website. If you have more questions feel free to contact us through email.

Another successful meeting with all our speeches delivered without going over time.

Congrats to all the winners who competed in our speech contest.

The Toastmaster of the evening ended the meeting on time. She won a special award.

Come join us for one of our more informal events on Aug 29th. Our speech-a-thons are a great opportunity to speak and have lots of fun. Hope we see you there.

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District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Verizon Ashburn, August 4, 2018

Tomorrow they are holding Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) in Ashburn so I hope to see you there.

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District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Woodbridge - McCourt Building, July 14, 2018

There is a Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI) event this weekend in Woodbridge. Remember, you don't need to be an officer to attend.

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District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, June 23, 2018

For any Toastmasters out there who want to attend TLI (Toastmasters Leader Institute), don't forget to signup for this weekend's event in Fairfax.

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Fall Contests and other Activities

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Areas 53&54 Fall Speech Contests

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner, Drew Rougier-Chapman, on the District 29 Spring Conference International Speech Contest, and kudos to DTM Cherly Baker and Helen Kelly, ACB for participating as contestants! A round of applause for these great accomplishments!!

Congratulations to 1st place winner, Drew Rougier-Chapman, on the International Speech Contest representing Ashburn Toastmasters.

Kudos to DTM Cherly Baker and Helen Kelly, ACB as contestants representing the Winners Club.

Wishing Ashburn Toastmaster member, DTM Narayanan Doraswamy, the very best as the nominee in the election for the 2017-2018 District 29 Executive Leadership Club Growth Director. The election will be held at the District 29 Spring Conference and Speech Contests on Saturday, May 13 at Capital One in McLean, VA. Please support our members in this election and in the District Evaluation & International speech contests by registering at http://dmd29.org

Ashburn Toastmasters Members Evaluation & International Contests

Ashburn Toastmaster Club had a blast at the Evaluation and International Speech Contests. Come visit our club and reach for the stars in your public speaking goals!

Ashburn Toastmaster Club Meeeting 1/25/2017

Ashburn Toastmasters members doing what they do best...providing invaluable evaluation on speech content and delivery!

SAMHSA Toastmasters

2016 Ashburn Toastmasters and Winter Circle Holiday Party

Drew interviews Tatsuya "T" Oyama

Tatsuya "T" Oyama tells the tale of the job that didn't get away thanks to his new friends at Ashburn Toastmasters.

Ashburn Toastmasters Club and Winners Circle Club celebrating the holidays impromptu speaking style with a celebrity impersonation dating game twist! Thank you to all who attended and to all members and guests for supporting our clubs. Come check out our clubs in the New Year! Guests are always welcomed. Wishing Happy Holidays!
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Expand your membership experience...visit other toastmasters clubs! Recently attended the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Toastmasters Club meeting that hosted guest speaker, Sandra Vu Le, Esq. Her speech, "How to Communicate to Impress Someone of Infuence", focused on how you can influence and expand your professional network by learning cross-cultural communications skills.

Ashburn Toatmasters Club forging ahead this fall to become powerful public speakers!

A great time was had by all at Ashburn Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest on August 24, 2016. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all members who supported this contest. Forging ahead this club year to continue our President's Distinguished status!

[02/28/16]   Ashburn Toastmasters is officially President's Distinguished for the 2015-2016 Toastmasters year. Despite some minor mid-year course corrections, we've stayed right on track and not only achieved President's Distinguished earlier than the club has EVER done before, but we're only the SECOND out of 139 clubs in District 29 to even achieve that level.

GREAT work, everyone.

Ashburn officers at TLI. Training creates successful clubs. Will we get the Golden Toaster award again?

[01/30/16]   We can earn recognition for club growth! Feb 1-Mar 31 is Talk Up Toastmasters contest. Can we add 5 new members?

[12/17/15]   The combined Ashburn Toastmasters / Winner's Circle Holiday Party at the Lakehouse Bungalow was a smashing success!!! We had 32 attendees!!! A great time was had by all

[11/07/15]   Who's all going to the District Conference today?

[10/09/15]   Pam took second place in the Area Table Topics contest - robbed! (Isn't that what they all say?)

[09/11/15]   What a contest! We had six competitors for Table Topics and five for Humorous. We were inspired and informed from the Table Topics responses. We laughed till we cried at the Humorous speeches. In the end, here are the results:
Table Topics
3rd - Scott Young
2nd - Pam Wilson
1st - Narayanan Doraswamy

Humorous
3rd - Scott Young
2nd - Dave Keener
1st - Narayanan Doraswamy

The AREA contest is on Sunday, October 4 at 1:15. Come an support our winner (yes, he won BOTH) as he goes for the next level!

Thanks to everyone who attended and who helped with the contest!

On June 24, 2015, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Megha Mehra served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Kotendra Kode served as our General Evaluator, and Tieng Yap served as our Table Topics Master. Dave Keener and Helen Kelly gave prepared speeches. Dave's speech was the meeting's Educational Moment.

On June 24, 2015, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Megha Mehra served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Kotendra Kode served as our General Evaluator, and Tieng Yap served as our Table Topics Master. Dave Keener and Helen Kelly gave prepared speeches. Dave's speech was the meeting's Educational Moment.

On May 21st Ashburn Today ran a story written by Jan Mercker about Ashburn Toastmasters titled "Ashburn Toastmasters Celebrate Ten Years Of Taking The Fear Out Of Public Speaking." With two minor exceptions, this is a very well written article about our club and the benefits of joining Toastmasters. Drew Rougier-Chapman, our Vice President of Public Relations, is not our President. Pam Wilson is of course our President (at least until the end of this month. Then Dave Keener will lead our club.) The article's other mistake can be found in paragraph six. See if you can spot the 'for' which should be a 'from'.

On May 21st Ashburn Today ran a story written by Jan Mercker about Ashburn Toastmasters titled "Ashburn Toastmasters Celebrate Ten Years Of Taking The Fear Out Of Public Speaking." With two minor exceptions, this is a very well written article about our club and the benefits of joining Toastmasters. Drew Rougier-Chapman, our Vice President of Public Relations, is not our President. Pam Wilson is of course our President (at least until the end of this month. Then Dave Keener will lead our club.) The article's other mistake can be found in paragraph six. See if you can spot the 'for' which should be a 'from'.

On May 27, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Immediate Past President Steve Cavin served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Past President Dave Keener served as our General Evaluator, Megha Mehra served as Table Topics Master and Tanya White-Deyo served as our Listener. Helen Kelly, Umer Riaz and Linda Hiller gave prepared speeches. Linda Hiller gave an educational moment speech about the role of the Vice President of Membership. The meeting concluded with officer elections. Beginning next month, Dave Keener will be our new President, Zach Gordon will be our new Vice President of Education, Megha Mehra will be our new Vice President of Membership, Pam Wilson will be our new Vice President of Public Relations, Tanya White-Deyo will be our new Secretary, Kotendra Kode will be our new Treasurer, and, Drew Rougier-Chapman will be our new Sergeant at Arms. Congrats to our speakers and congrats to our new officers.

On May 27, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Immediate Past President Steve Cavin served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Past President Dave Keener served as our General Evaluator, Megha Mehra served as Table Topics Master and Tanya White-Deyo served as our Listener. Helen Kelly, Umer Riaz and Linda Hiller gave prepared speeches. Linda Hiller gave an educational moment speech about the role of the Vice President of Membership. The meeting concluded with officer elections. Beginning next month, Dave Keener will be our new President, Zach Gordon will be our new Vice President of Education, Megha Mehra will be our new Vice President of Membership, Pam Wilson will be our new Vice President of Public Relations, Tanya White-Deyo will be our new Secretary, Kotendra Kode will be our new Treasurer, and, Drew Rougier-Chapman will be our new Sergeant at Arms. Congrats to our speakers and congrats to our new officers.

On May 16, our district, District 29 held the annual Spring Conference and it is difficult to imagine this conference without the contributions of Ashburn Toastmasters. The Conference Co-Chairs were Pam Wilson, our President, and Cheryl Baker, our Mentoring Captain, the Volunteer Coordinator was Cheryl Baker, the Audio/Visual Chair was David Keener, the Hospitality Volunteer was Helen Kelly, the Publicity Chair was Tanya White-Deyo, and, the Keynote Toastmaster who introduced Craig Valentine, the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, was our past President Steve Cavin. Additionally, our Vice President of Public Relations, Drew Rougier-Chapman, took home the second place prize in the International Speech Contest. Congrats to our volunteers for a successful Spring Conference and congrats to Drew for his inspiring contest journey. To see all of the photographs by Edmond Joe, the District 29 Photographer, go to:  https://plus.google.com/photos/100126152130434489687/albums/6149854737208592145?banner=pwa

On May 16, our district, District 29 held the annual Spring Conference and it is difficult to imagine this conference without the contributions of Ashburn Toastmasters. The Conference Co-Chairs were Pam Wilson, our President, and Cheryl Baker, our Mentoring Captain, the Volunteer Coordinator was Cheryl Baker, the Audio/Visual Chair was David Keener, the Hospitality Volunteer was Helen Kelly, the Publicity Chair was Tanya White-Deyo, and, the Keynote Toastmaster who introduced Craig Valentine, the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, was our past President Steve Cavin. Additionally, our Vice President of Public Relations, Drew Rougier-Chapman, took home the second place prize in the International Speech Contest. Congrats to our volunteers for a successful Spring Conference and congrats to Drew for his inspiring contest journey. To see all of the photographs by Edmond Joe, the District 29 Photographer, go to: https://plus.google.com/photos/100126152130434489687/albums/6149854737208592145?banner=pwa

On May 13, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Tanya White-Deyo served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Linda Hiller served as our General Evaluator, and Tracey Horan, our Vice President of Education, served as Table Topics Master. Past President Dave Keener, Anju Debnath, our Treasurer, and Drew Rougier-Chapman, our Vice President of Public Relations, gave prepared speeches. Anju's speech was evaluated by her mentor, Steve Cavin, Dave's speech was evaluated by the Mentoring Captain Cheryl Baker, and Drew's speech was evaluated by anyone who wished to give him feedback. The meeting concluded with brief descriptions of the officer roles and a reminder that officer elections will be held during our next meeting on May 27th. So members, please consider taking on a leadership role in your Ashburn Toastmasters Club.

On May 13, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Tanya White-Deyo served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Linda Hiller served as our General Evaluator, and Tracey Horan, our Vice President of Education, served as Table Topics Master. Past President Dave Keener, Anju Debnath, our Treasurer, and Drew Rougier-Chapman, our Vice President of Public Relations, gave prepared speeches. Anju's speech was evaluated by her mentor, Steve Cavin, Dave's speech was evaluated by the Mentoring Captain Cheryl Baker, and Drew's speech was evaluated by anyone who wished to give him feedback. The meeting concluded with brief descriptions of the officer roles and a reminder that officer elections will be held during our next meeting on May 27th. So members, please consider taking on a leadership role in your Ashburn Toastmasters Club.

On April 29, our club members celebrated Ashburn Toastmasters' 10-year Anniversary with a Speech-a-Thon at the Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling, Virginia. Helen Kelly served as our Toastmaster of the Day and five of our talented speakers gave prepared speeches. President Pam Wilson gave a moving speech, that every teacher and parent can appreciate, titled "More Than Singing," about her becoming a music teacher. Dave Keener gave a heart-breaking speech, titled "Waiting," about a loveable, loyal dog. Tanya White-Deyo gave a speech, titled "On the Road Called Toastmaster," about her up and down and always entertaining journey to becoming a better speaker. Cheryl Baker gave a serious and seriously funny speech, titled "Basted Eggs," about not settling for anything less than what you deserve in life. Mo Hamilton gave a speech, titled "Never Judge a Book By Its Cover," that blew the cover on her remarkable life.

On April 29, our club members celebrated Ashburn Toastmasters' 10-year Anniversary with a Speech-a-Thon at the Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling, Virginia. Helen Kelly served as our Toastmaster of the Day and five of our talented speakers gave prepared speeches. President Pam Wilson gave a moving speech, that every teacher and parent can appreciate, titled "More Than Singing," about her becoming a music teacher. Dave Keener gave a heart-breaking speech, titled "Waiting," about a loveable, loyal dog. Tanya White-Deyo gave a speech, titled "On the Road Called Toastmaster," about her up and down and always entertaining journey to becoming a better speaker. Cheryl Baker gave a serious and seriously funny speech, titled "Basted Eggs," about not settling for anything less than what you deserve in life. Mo Hamilton gave a speech, titled "Never Judge a Book By Its Cover," that blew the cover on her remarkable life.

April 22, 2015 EDUCATIONAL MOMENT

At our April 22 meeting, Tracey Horan, our Vice President of Education, in her Educational Moment titled "All About Being the VP of Education," invited our members to consider taking on this vital role in our club. She explained that the Vice President of Education organizes meetings, supports our members and works with Toastmasters' leadership.

Are you considering running for this or any other officer position? If so, do you have any questions about the responsibilities of the VPE or any other club officer?

On April 22, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Srikanth Ramabhadran served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Helen Kellly served as our General Evaluator, and Megha Mehra, served as our Table Topics Master. Past President Steve Cavin and Tracey Horan, our Vice President of Education, gave prepared speeches. Steve's speech was evaluated by Cheryl Baker, our club's Mentoring Captain. Tracey's speech was the meeting's Educational Moment.

On April 22, Ashburn Toastmasters held a regularly scheduled meeting at the Broadlands Community Center. Srikanth Ramabhadran served as the Toastmaster of the Day, Helen Kellly served as our General Evaluator, and Megha Mehra, served as our Table Topics Master. Past President Steve Cavin and Tracey Horan, our Vice President of Education, gave prepared speeches. Steve's speech was evaluated by Cheryl Baker, our club's Mentoring Captain. Tracey's speech was the meeting's Educational Moment.

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