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YAVAPAI AREA 3
Area Y-3 Humorous Speech Contest
Humorous Speech 1
Open House 2
Congratulations to Vicky Parrulli first runner up
SpeechCraft Up- 2
in the Yavapai Area 3 Humorous Speech Contest
date held 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at
the American Express Building. First Place Fin-
Message from Dis- 2
isher Alessia Russo Mogavero of ReMAR-kable
Speakers competed Saturday, October 18, 2008
Member Update- 3 at the Y-3 Division Contest. Y-3 Division Winner
was Kristin McCartor of Pure Talk Toastmasters.
Calendar of Events 4 She will compete at the District Level Humor-
ous Speech Contest, Saturday evening,
November 8, 2008.
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Open House Held October 17, 2008
Toastmasters received bobby socks as they walked in the door to blaring 50’s music during the “Oldies But Leaders are good
Goodies” Open House held Friday, Oct. 17. Two guests were able to attend the festivities Friday morning
and a return guest announced he has decided to join the group.
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Members are reminded they are always able to bring family and friends to the weekly meetings.
Your potential is limited only by
how many excuses you have!
Meet TM International President Jana Barnhill
“Through the Looking Glass—Dreams Come True!” is this year’s theme of the District 3 Fall Conference Novem-
ber 7-9, 2008 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ. This year’s International
President Jana Barnhill of Lubbock, Texas will visit. Jana has been in Toastmasters for 24 years. She is a profes-
sional speaker and trainer specializing in management topics through L.I.V.E. Speakers, Inc. Conference registration
begins 5:30 p.m. Friday or registrations for Saturday begins at 8 a.m. Cost for Saturday (w/meals) is $110. Sunday
morning she will also be on a panel during the Leadership Brunch which starts at 8:30 a.m.
The 10 week, seminar-style program that Tuesday, Oct. 21 they got introduced to the “Ah By the end of the 10 week program they will be
teaches basic Toastmasters skills began Bell” but fortunately no Ah Report was given. acclimated to the Toastmaster program and
Oct. 14 at IES Commercial, an electrical As they progress in understanding the expecta- handling all the functions of a regular Toast-
contracting firm. Glenn Knudson is tions of the program more bell ringing will occur masters meeting.
Speech Craft program chairman. to help them remember not to use “filler” sounds
when speaking. Walkie Talkie members are encouraged to visit
All IES participants have already given any of the meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. every
their Ice Breakers with evaluations first Glenn Knudson indicated the format of a Tuesday in the IES facility’s second floor con-
being performed by members of the Speech Craft meeting is somewhat different ference room. The building is located at 945
Walkie Talkies sponsoring club and then than a normal toastmasters meeting agenda in West Deer Valley Road. The building’s former
by the participants. that more explanation is provided for each func- name is Hatfield Reynolds Electric — which is
tion, procedure and process. still on the front of the 2 story building.
A Message From District 3 Area Governor — Bill Bristol
I hope you will join me in living our Third, that each of us works to enjoy and
District 3 theme this year: “Together learn from Toastmaster activities outside
We Excel”. As your District Governor our home club environment.
for 2008-2009, I have several very sim-
ple goals for the year: Fourth, that each of us spreads the word
of this superb learning organization to
First, that every club member and guest those not yet enjoying and growing
feels welcome in our Toastmasters fam- within our midst.
Second, that each member conscien- Fifth, that we end this year knowing that
tiously applies him/herself to the Toast- we have earned the right to once again be
masters programs—both in communica- called…..Distinguished!
tion and leadership.
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Member News — Ida Alonge
Ida Alonge is an Administrative Toastmasters on the Internet and Joining Toastmasters was even
Licensing Investigator at the that is how I found Walkie suggested in one of my text
City of Phoenix Police Depart- Talkies. It was close to home books for my doctorate. Every-
ment. Part of her duties is to and early enough in the morning one is very supportive here and I
provide training to neighbor- so it wouldn’t cut into my work- ap-
hood organizations and inform day. I had heard many positive
them what they can do to pre- things about the club so I
vent irresponsible business joined. Political Humor:
owners in their neighborhoods.
I feel I have improved my
“My Sergeant insisted I join speaking skills and enjoy the If “con” is the opposite of
Toastmasters,” Ida said. Ini- meetings. It fits well on the self
“pro,” then what is the
tially I was very much against improvement project that I have
this because I did not have the embarked upon. opposite of progress?
time to attend meetings. After a
temper tantrum, I researched
Member News Famous Member Word of the Day
Submission Schedule Who am I?
Red herring: noun. Any-
thing that diverts attention
from the issue at hand.
Please submit your bio
and .jpg photo not later Secret: Something you tell to
than the 15th of the one person at a time!
month you are featured. Tomorrow: One of the
greatest labor-saving de-
___________ vices of today!
Save the Date — November 7, 2008
2008 Fall Toastmaster District 3 Conference
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Schedule of Events
October 31— Halloween
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
November 7-9 — District 3
Conference, Tempe, Arizona 1 2 3 4
Exchange Meeting at
November 28 — Thanksgiving 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Holiday Weekend. No Toastmas-
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 7:30 a.m. 29 30 31
Speech Craft Halloween party
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 7:30 a.m. 5 6 7 8 District 3
IES Speech District 3 Conference
Craft Conference Speech Contest
9 District 3 10 11 Veterans Day 12 13 14 15
7:30 a.m. IES
Speech Craft Enjoy your coffee
16 17 18 7:30 a.m. 19 20 21 22 and improve your
Craft listening and speak-
23 24 25 7:30 a.m. 26 27 28 29 ing skills at the
IES Speech TM Board Meeting Thanksgiving No TM mtg
same time — JOIN
30 Walkie Talkies
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Meet Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, for-
mer of Gilbert, Arizona now living in Las Ve-
gas, Nevada. Mignon has regular Podcasts on
the Internet. Google Grammar Girl on the Mignon Fogarty has been doing the
Internet to find out more about her podcasts or Grammar Girl podcast since July.
go to —
Today's topic is prepositions. Here's a typical TIPS FROM GRAMMAR GIRL
listener question: 1) Affect vs. Effect: "Affect" is a verb, and "effect" is a noun. The
I wanted to know if you could do a pod- mnemonics "raven" or "avenue" can help you remember: affect verb
cast on not ending a sentence with preposi- effect noun.
2) Lay and Lie: In the present tense, people lie down or lay something
down. You can remember that the Eric Clapton song "Lay Down Sally"
is wrong. To say "lay down Sally" would imply that someone should
I'm going to start calling this “grammar myth grab Sally and lay her down. If he wanted Sally to rest in his arms on
number one” because nearly all grammarians her own, the correct line would be "lie down Sally." Lay is the past
agree that it's fine to end sentences with prepo- tense of lie.
sitions, at least in some cases.
3) Who and whom: "Whom" refers to the object in a sentence, and
What is a preposition? "who" refers to a subject in a sentence. It's correct to say "Whom does
Sarah love?" ("whom" is the object of Sarah's love) and "Who loves
A preposition is a word that creates a relation- Sarah?" ("who" is the subject of the sentence). It can help to remember
ship between other words. It's been said that that the song "Who do you love?" is wrong.
prepositions often deal with space and time,
which always makes me think of Star Trek. For
example, the prepositions above, by, and over 4) Can I split infinitives? Yes, it is now acceptable to split infinitives.
all say something about a position in space; the A "full infinitive" is a verb form that has two words, such as "to go,"
prepositions before, after, and since all say and splitting an infinitive means placing another word between those
something about time. two words. The most famous split infinitive is "to boldly go where no
one has gone before."
Here's an example of a sentence that can end --Source: Mignon Fogarty
with a preposition: What did you step on?
A key point, you might say the Quick and Dirty
Tip, is that the sentence doesn't work if you
leave off the preposition. You can't say, “What
did you step?” You need to say, “What did you
step on?” to make a grammatical sentence.
I can hear some of you gnashing your teeth
right now, while you think, “What about saying,
'On what did you step?'”
But really, have you ever heard anyone talk that
way? I've read long, contorted arguments from
noted grammarians about why it's OK to end
sentences with prepositions when the preposi-
tion isn't extraneous, but the driving point still
seems to be, “Nobody in their right mind talks
this way.” Yes, you could say, “On what did
you step?” but not even grammarians think you
But, you can't always end sentences with prepo-
sitions. When you could leave off the preposi-
tion and it wouldn't change the meaning, you
should leave it off.
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and women learn the arts of speaking, munication and leadership skills,
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