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Now Hear This Meetings Switched to Zoom Meetigs

NHT Toastmasters has switched to virtual ZOOM meetings. We have also changed the time to 6:30 PM. We now meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. We will probably continue to have meetings via zoom through the summer of 2022. 

With all the bad things happening in the world we are all learning new ways to communicate and that is what Toastmasters is all about. If you would like to join our virtual meetings, contact David Bennett david38TM@gmail.com

About Our Club

Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 364,000 members in over 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!

How Toastmasters Helped Me

For several years, I have volunteered to teach the Be A Success segment of the Junior Achievement's (JA's) Your Economic Success (YES!) Program.  I had to do seven 45 minute sessions (which included a 25-minute game the students did on their own).  It was a unique experience, in that I had seven chances to present the information and, then,  I could self-evaluate after each session regarding what went well, what didn't; what material I seemed to have a good handle on, or that I felt I could have presented more clearly, and what I needed to do to address that.  

Getting to 'practice' a presentation seven times to get the timing down and to really get a grasp on what I was presenting was a really neat opportunity.  Unfortunately, my fee was a little less than the Clintons get and in the form of a YES! WATER bottle!

I do know that without Toastmasters, I don't think I would have had the confidence to volunteer for JA's financial literacy program which I think is so important for middle and high school students to be exposed to before the start having to make decisions about college and careers.  To be able to give back in this way is one of my biggest motivations for belonging to Toastmasters now that I am retired.

by John Worhach 

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The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.

Speech Contests 2023

District 38 will conduct International Speech and Tall Tales Speech Contests in 2023. Club Contests must be held by Jan 31, 2023. The Area 12 Contests will be held by February 28 and the Divison A Contests will be held by March 31. I believe this is the first time District 38 has ever held a Tall Tales Contest.

Member Awards Earned in 2022-2023

The following Now Hear Hear This members have earned award in the 2022-2023 Toasatmaster year:

Lois Cole 7/12/22 Engaging Humor Level 2 (with CCTC)

Lois Cole 7/12/22 Engaging Humor Level 3 (with CCTC)

Lois Cole 7/12/22 Engaging Humor Level 4 (With NHT)

David Bennett 7/18/22 Presentation Mastery Level 3 (with CCTC)

David Bennett 7/30/22 Dynamic Leadership Level 2 (with NHT)

Christine Edenbo 8/26/22 Persuavice Influence Level 2 (with NHT)

Now Hear This Elects Officers for 2022 - 2023

Now Hear This Toastmasters held their election on May 24. On June 14, the club elected David Bennett to replace Lois Cole as Secretary

The following members were elected:

PRESIDENT: Christine Edenbo 




TREASURER: David Bennett

SECRETARY: David Bennett

SERGEANT AT ARMS: Laura Belanger



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