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Renfrew Toastmasters Club #924107
Developing Leaders Through Communication
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Congratulations to Tracy Franken who rocked the District 61 Conference in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Nov 8, 2014 and took 1st place in the Humorous Speech Contest
The Renfrew Toastmasters Club chartered March 2008. This new club joined the other 4
Toastmasters clubs serving the Ottawa Valley area.
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Anyone 18+ years old is
invited to attend as a guest and explore the benefits of the Toastmasters
You do not have to call in advance and you do not need to join at your
first meeting. It is recommended that you come and experience the Toastmasters
meetings before deciding to join as a member
You can start at any meeting.
Experience does not matter - if you have been looking for a way to overcome a fear of public speaking or further develop your communication skills, Toastmasters has something to
7:00 - 9:00pm, Thurs June 9, 2016
Our New Location - 1035 O'Brien Road, Renfrew, Ontario
7:00 - 9:00pm, Thurs June 16, 2016
7:00 - 9:00pm, Thurs June 23, 2016
7:00 - 9:00pm, Thurs June 30, 2016 - wrap up for the year
On hiatus for the month of July and the first 2 weeks of August
7:00 - 9:00pm, Monday Aug 22, 2016
Come and Check us out - No Obligation
Fran Watson DTM, President, : 613-649-2950
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Toastmasters International, formed
in 1924, is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to
helping individuals develop and improve public speaking and/or leadership skills. More than 195,000
members belong to Toastmasters International through 9600 clubs in more than 80
In keeping with the concept
of a "Club", Toastmasters is not a course of study but an opportunity for
members to self-pace and focus on those goals which are of importance to
them. Every meeting each member will have at least one opportunity to voluntarily
speak in public - that public being the club membership. These speaking
opportunities vary from short prepared speeches, to impromptu speaking, to
emceeing, to just introducing yourself, all in a very supportive environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
District - District 61
You Can't Talk About That!
What are the real rules?
Members often hear from other Toastmasters that speeches concerning politics, religion and sex are forbidden by Toastmasters International because “such controversial subjects are not appropriate.”
This is not true. Toastmasters International does not prohibit any speech topic, content or language.
Toastmasters International recognizes that club members may learn much about the world around them from listening to others’ speeches on a variety of subjects. This variety can add interest to club meetings and stimulate thoughts and ideas. For these reasons, Toastmasters International does not place restrictions on topics, content or language of any speeches. TI also recognizes that a club is comprised of a diverse group of people and recommends members be sensitive to this diversity and use good taste and responsibility when selecting speech topics, content and language.
While Toastmasters International has no organizational restrictions along these lines, each individual club does have the right to limit speech subjects, content and/or language, with the consensus of its members. Club leaders should guide their members on how to observe good taste and sensitivity in the context of that particular club. To accomplish this, it’s a good idea for clubs to use their websites to advise members and guests of any policies that have been decided. Presenting this information on a club website will help to maintain consistency as leadership changes. Additionally, it allows transparency and clarity for club members so they can periodically review the established practices of their club.
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