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                                         Exploring the Joys of Contests!

                                       Exploring the Joys of Contests
                                         by John Rodke, DTM—Program Quality Director

                                        by John Rodke, DTM - Program Quality Director

          It has been a pleasure experiencing our  the Humorous and Table Topics Contests! Sign
      amazing, daring, brave and creative Toastmaster  up here today.
      contestants share their stories and rise to                Also coming up is the Winter Toastnasters
      the occasion. What is not so obvious, are the  Leadership Institute (TLI) on December 2nd at
      outstanding volunteers who bring these events  Wilsonville High School. We are training early
      to life. Our Contest Masters, Judges, Timers, and  to give you and your clubs the best possible
      Ballot Counters are all practicing and developing  opportunity to learn your roles and develop
      their leadership and event coordination skills.  into more effective leaders. This is open to all
      Thank you all for stepping up and creating these  members.
      awesome events! I encourage each of you reading            I encourage you to register today by clicking
      this to volunteer for these awesome opportunities  here.
      to gather more Toastmasters knowledge to apply             Pathways is here and embraced by many of
      in your life.                                          our clubs.  A huge shout of thanks to our awesome
          Division Contests are happening all over  Pathways Guides and Base Camp Managers! We
      our District. Many are in need of Judges. This  are offering virtual support sessions that are open
      is an excellent opportunity to visit outside your  to any member who would like to learn more
      normal group of Toastmasters and expand your  about Pathways. Check your email or with your
      network.                                               Guide for times. We will also have a Pathways
          Our FINAL Fall Conference is this November  help booth set up at the Conference and TLI.
      10th-11th. Johnny Campbell, The Transition                 Have you chosen your path yet? Have you
      Man, will be inspiring us to thrive during  given your first speech in the new program? A
      change. In addition to Johnny, we have a slate  new, yet not unfamiliar, world awaits you. Let
      of awesome breakout speakers, and the thrill of  us explore it together!

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