Meeting Times and Rooms for Spring 2017

This spring, NYU staff, faculty, students, and alumni are welcome to join us for a Toastmasters meeting.  The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month;  5:15 pm to 6:15 pm/Location: 105 East 17th Street Room 191
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 12:00pm to 1:15pm/Location: 44 West 4th Street, room 2-90

*We do not have meetings on the 5th Thursday of the month

Please note that all 12:00pm meetings will be held at the Kauffman Management Center at 44 West 4th Street, room 2-90. All 5:15pm meetings will be held at 105 East 17th Street, room 191.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at nyutoastmastersclub@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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NYU Toastmasters announces candidate slate for 2017-2018 Officers

Dear NYU Toastmasters:
The nominating committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for 2017-2018.

Yolanda Rayside, President
Alicia Kubes, Secretary
Kyle Wright, Treasurer
Queen Walker, VP of Membership
Kattia Tan, VP of Public Relations
MaryLou Atkinson, VP of Education
Brenda Mitchell, Seargant of Arms

Ballots will be sent to all members on Friday May 19, 2017.  Please be sure to complete your ballot as we need a quorum of voting members to elect the new board.

Thank you to all our nominees!

Toastmasters Nominating Committee

Brenda Mitchell
Yolanda Rayside
Kattia Tan
Queen Walker
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Become an NYU Toastmasters Officer 2017-2018

What are the benefits of being an officer for NYU Toastmasters?

  • It’s an opportunity to display and develop your leadership skills (and fast-tracks your earning a Toastmasters International Competent Leader designation)

  • You’ll play a significant role in shaping our club’s culture and identity

  • You can grow your professional network beyond NYU by participating in Toastmasters International events and trainings for officers

  • NYU pays your membership dues for half a year

 

What’s involved?

  • Officers serve for a one-year term beginning on July 1st, 2017  and ending on June 30th, 2018

  • Officers meet 3-4 times per year, depending on what’s happening and what needs doing

  • Officers are required to attend one formal training (Winter and Summer) put on by Toastmasters International, usually held on an evening or weekend

  • Other responsibilities depend on your role and are outlined below

Roles

More detailed information about all Toastmasters roles can be found at http://d4tm.org/club-administration/club-officer-roles

 

  • President – Calls and presides over officer meetings, makes announcements at meetings, is a liaison with other local clubs, Toastmasters International, etc. (1-4 hours per week)

  • VP Education – Ensures meeting roles are filled and ensures members are making their way through their ten prepared speeches, may help newer members find mentors within the club (2-3 hours per week)

  • VP Membership – Processes membership applications at renewal time and throughout the year (about 3 hours per week at membership renewal times (twice a year); otherwise commitment varies from 0-2 hours per week)

  • VP Public Relations – Promotes the club within the NYU community to administrators, staff and faculty (number of hours per week depends on what you want to do to promote the club)

  • Secretary – Keeps minutes at officer meetings, keeps files containing meeting agendas and other archival information (0-1 hour per week)

  • Treasurer – Keeps track of how much money we’ve submitted to Toastmasters International, how much credit our club has, and any other money matters (NOTE: Currently our club does not have a budget as we charge only what is due to Toastmasters International) (0-1 hour per week)

What’s the election process?

Any active member, including current officers and including brand new members who have just submitted an application, may self-nominate for the roles listed above.  Get in touch with any nominating committee member (names below) by Thursday, May 4th to let us know which role(s) interest you and a sentence or two about why you are interested.  The nominating committee will be soliciting nominations between now and May 4th.

  • The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates at the May 11th and May 18th meetings.

  • A ballot will be emailed to members on Friday, May 19th.

  • Ballots will be due back by 5pm on Friday, May 26th.

  • New officers will be announced on Tuesday, May 30th.

What do I need to do?

If you’d be interested in talking about becoming an NYU Toastmasters officer, please get in touch with any member of the nominating committee by Thursday, May 4th: yolanda.rayside@nyu.edu, Queen Walker at qw8@nyu.edukatta.tan@nyu.edu or brenda.mitchell@nyu.edu.

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Area Contest 51, 54, and 55: “Rise and Reach” held on March 16th, 2017

Thank you to all who joined us at NYU’s School of Dentistry for Area 51, 54, and 55 Speech and Evaluation Contest held on March 16th, 2017.

Our Contest Chairs for Area 51, 54, and 55 – “Rise and Reach” were:

  • Mary Lou Atkinson (NYU Toastmasters)
  • Karon Greene
  • Tania Molina

A big congratulations to Queen Walker for being one of our winners!!

A big thank you to Yolanda Rayside and Mary Lou Atkinson for organizing the event and Daniel Hernandez for the wonderful photographs.

 


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NYU Toastmasters is proud to announce the winners of our first contest, held on March 2, 2017

NYU Toastmasters is proud to announce the winners of our first contest, held on March 2, 2017.

Speech Contest
First Place: Queen Walker

Second Place: David Huggins

Evaluation Contest
First Place: Alicia Kubes

Second Place: MaryLou Atkinson

Please join us in congratulating our winners who will go on to represent our club in the upcoming Area Contest to be held on March 16, 2017 from 5:45pm – 9:00pm at:

NYU College of Dentistry
345 E 24TH Street
Room: 300W
New York, NY 10010
 Come cheer them on!  RSVP or just show up to contest.   We hope to see you there.
A big thank you to everyone who help make our first contest a success!  We couldn’t have done it without you and we appreciate your effort.
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NYU Toastmasters Celebrates our “Competent Communicator”

Toastmasters members work incredibly hard – within the club and in their outside lives.  As you may know a celebration of our “Competent Communicator” is a very joyous occasion for any group since every member must work through a series of ten speeches.  Each speech will teach the fundamentals of public speaking while letting each member confidently move towards their next step of their public speaking journey.  

NYU Toastmasters is proud to announce our “Competent Communicator”, Mary Lou Atkinson, Associate Director of Grants Administration and VP of Education of NYU Toastmasters (and Table Topics Winner).

NYU Toastmasters is honored to recognize Mary Lou in her achievement in becoming a “Competent Communicator”.  Congratulations!

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Meeting Times and Rooms for Fall 2016

This fall, NYU staff, faculty, students, and alumni are welcome to join us for a Toastmasters meeting.  The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month;  5:15 pm to 6:15 pm/Location: 105 East 17th Street Room 191
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 12:00pm to 1:15pm/Location: 44 West 4th Street, room 2-80

*We do not have meetings on the 5th Thursday of the month

Please note that all 12:00pm meetings will be held at the Kauffman Management Center at 44 West 4th Street, room 2-80. All 5:15pm meetings will be held at 105 East 17th Street, room 191.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at nyutoastmastersclub@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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NYU Toastmasters Officers Voted In

With about 80% of club members voting, the following slate of officers was elected to support and represent our club for the 2016-2017 academic year:

President – Belinda Roman
VP Education – Mary Lou Atkinson
VP Membership – Queen Walker
VP Public Relations – Kattia Tan
Secretary – Yolanda Rayside
Treasurer – Kyle Wright

New officers will start their roles on July 1st. We wish them a rewarding year.

And we wish to thank, once again, our outgoing officers for their ongoing commitment to our club. Thanks, too, to Yolanda Rayside and Cassandra Bizarro for serving on the nomination committee with club founder, Sophie Oberstein, and to all of our members for voting.

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Meeting Times and Rooms for Summer 2016

This summer, NYU staff, faculty, students, and alumni are welcome to join us for a Toastmasters meeting. Because we know many people take time off during the summer, we’ll be hosting two meetings a month instead of our usual four for June, July, and August. The meeting schedule is as follows:

June 9 from 12:00 to 1pm
June 16 from 5:15 to 6:15pm

July 14 from 12:00 to 1pm
July 21 from 5:15 to 6:15pm

August 11 from 12:00 to 1pm
August 18 from 5:15 to 6:15pm

Please note that all 12:00pm meetings will be held at the Kauffman Management Center at 44 West 4th Street, room 3-55. All 5:15pm meetings will be held at 105 East 17th Street, room 191.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at nyutoastmastersclub@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Become an NYU Toastmasters Officer

We’re officially opening our call for 2016-2017 NYU Toastmasters officers! If you’re interested in becoming an officer, please contact Sophie Oberstein by May 11th. Any member can become an officer, and it’s a great way to get more involved in Toastmasters, even if you only recently joined.

What are the benefits of being an officer for NYU Toastmasters?

  • It’s an opportunity to display and develop your leadership skills (and fast-tracks your earning a Toastmasters International Competent Leader designation)
  • We’re a new group and you’ll play a significant role in shaping our club’s culture and identity
  • You can grow your professional network beyond NYU by participating in Toastmasters International events and trainings for officers
  • NYU pays your membership dues for half a year

What’s involved?

  • Officers serve for a one-year term beginning on July 1st, 2016 and ending on June 30th, 2017
  • Officers meet 3-5 times per year, depending on what’s happening and what needs doing
  • Officers are required to attend one formal training (Winter and Summer) put on by Toastmasters International, usually held on an evening or weekend
  • Other responsibilities depend on your role and are outlined below

Roles

More detailed information about all Toastmasters roles can be found at http://d4tm.org/club-administration/club-officer-roles

  • President – Calls and presides over officer meetings, makes announcements at meetings, is a liaison with other local clubs and Toastmasters International (1-4 hours per week)
  • VP Education – Ensures meeting roles are filled and ensures members are making their way through their ten prepared speeches, may help newer members find mentors within the club (2-3 hours per week)
  • VP Membership – Processes membership applications at renewal time and throughout the year (about 3 hours per week at membership renewal times (twice a year); otherwise commitment varies from 0-2 hours per week)
  • VP Public Relations – Promotes the club within the NYU community to administrators, staff and faculty (number of hours per week depends on what you want to do to promote the club)
  • Secretary – Keeps minutes at officer meetings, keeps files containing meeting agendas and other archival information (0-1 hour per week)
  • Treasurer – Keeps track of how much money we’ve submitted to Toastmasters International, how much credit our club has, and any other money matters (NOTE: Currently our club does not have a budget as we charge only what is due to Toastmasters International) (0-1 hour per week)

What’s the election process?

Any active member, including current officers and including brand new members who have just submitted an application, can self-nominate for the roles listed above. Just get in touch with any nominating committee member by Wednesday, May 11th to let us know which role(s) interest you and a sentence or two about why you are interested. Additionally, the nominating committee will be soliciting nominations between now and May 11th.

  • The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates at the May 12th and May 19th
  • A final ballot will be emailed to members on Friday, May 20th.
  • Ballots will be due back by 5pm on Tuesday, May 24th.
  • New officers will be announced on Wednesday, May 25th.

What do I need to do?

If you’d be interested in talking about becoming an NYU Toastmasters officer, please get in touch with nominating committee chair by Wednesday, May 11th at sophie.oberstein@nyu.edu.

 

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