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About shreyagopal

A civil engineer passionate about soil and airports. A toastmaster looking for public speaking excellence. A passionate volunteer focused on education for children. A writer looking to improve every single day.

A Toast to South County TM!

Last week one of our SCTM members raised a toast to the wonderful people and camaraderie at SCTM. Here is her rendering: “Long shall you live” To South County Toastmasters Long shall you live! And as you do So shall … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 20 Nov 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING DATE: 20 Nov 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Don’t Hit the Panic Button MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Minutes were sent … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 13 Nov 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 13 Nov 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER:7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Resilience MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Accepted as sent out previously … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 6 Nov 2013

MEETING DATE: 6 Nov 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Unofficial – Efficiency MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Previous minutes stand as sent out EXECUTIVE SECTION OFFICERS REPORT: … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 30th Oct 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 30 Oct 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Speech Marathon MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Meeting minutes accepted … Continue reading

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Division A Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest –

Fellow Toastmasters, The news just in! You all might be curious about what happened at the Division A – Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest! It will come as no surprise that contestants from SCTM fared very well and placed … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 23 Oct 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING DATE: 23 Oct 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO CONCLUSION: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: BACKWARDS MEETING EXPLANATION OF BACKWARDS MEETING – Matt and Carl explained that … Continue reading

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A Toastmasters Best Friend

Fellow Toastmasters, Here is a speech by our very own Carl Hendrickson! He speaks about how to be a great mentor and how it helps nurture new members into the Toastmasters way. Most definitely a great speech!

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Meeting Minutes 16 Oct 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING DATE: 16 Oct 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Hakuna Matata MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Accepted with the one change. Correction … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes October 2nd 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES MEETING DATE: 2 Oct 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Crazy Ties MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Emailed to all. Accepted … Continue reading

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Area 4 Contest, Saturday October 5th

Fellow Toastmasters We had a fantastic time today at the Area 4 contest and I am sure you all can’t wait to find out the results! Our representatives Erin Gissel and Matt Ramshaw did great! Erin placed second in the … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 25 September 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES MEETING DATE: 23 Sep 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: None MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: emailed out and corrected as … Continue reading

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District 8 Inspirational Story Telling Event

South County Toastmasters were well represented at the District 8 Inspirational Story Telling Event yesterday evening! Shreya Gopal and Gina Willard were among the 10 story tellers who displayed their story telling skills. It was a great event with spectacular … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 18th Sep 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 18 Sep 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Living life with a passion MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 11th September 2013

MEETING DATE: 11 Sep 2013                       MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building                                  CALLED TO … Continue reading

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Don Clair – The Secret of Outstanding

Fellow Toastmasters! Here is one of Don Clair’s favorite speeches! He has been kind to share it with us. This speech is an example of what one can do with their voice, and how effective voice modulation can draw the … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 4 September 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 4 Sep 2013             MEETING TIME: 7 pm                                   … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 28 August 2013

MEETING DATE: 28 Aug 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: The meeting minutes were accepted as corrected … Continue reading

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Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest!

South County Toastmasters had a spectacular Table Topics Contest and a rib tickling Humorous Speech Contest tonight. Thank you Sudarshan Gopinath for hosting it so well. Here are the winners! Table Topics Contest: 1st Place – Erin Gissel, 2nd Place … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 21 August 2013

MEETING DATE: 21 Aug 2013                     MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building                              CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 14 August 2013

MEETING DATE: 14 August 2013            MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building                 CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard         MEETING THEME: None MINUTES … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 7 August 2013

MEETING DATE:7 Aug 2013                  MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building                         CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard … Continue reading

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Welcome New Members at SCTM

Last night at South County Toastmasters was exciting! Two new members were inducted to SCTM. Please meet Scott Allen and Mike Rossi! Scott Allen’s mentor will be Jerry Paul, and Mike Rossi’s mentor will be Steve Bettag.

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Meeting Minutes 31 July 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 31 July 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Everyday Blessings MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Meeting minutes from … Continue reading

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Tall Tales Contest !

South County Toastmasters hosted a fun Tall Tales Contest on July 24th. The contest was expertly planned and organized by Matt Ramshaw – the Contest Master. It was an evening was filled with a variety of tall tales. The contestants … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 24th July 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957 MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE MEETING DATE: 24 July 2013 MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: James Bubash PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Tall Tales Contest MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Minutes of … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes 10 July 2013

MEETING DATE: 10 July 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm VENUE: Met life Building CALLED TO ORDER: James Bubash PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard MEETING THEME: Surprise MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Make the change of moving Bob and Suzanne to guests. Accepted. … Continue reading

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SCTM member authors editorial.

Congratulations to fellow SCTM member Brain Ettling! He has authored a half-page editorial in today’s edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on ecological advocacy. Brain is one of the few SCTM members to achieve the distinction of writing editorial subjects. … Continue reading

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Updated Meeting Minutes 26 June 2013

Fellow Toastmasters, Some edits to the meeting minutes. 1. Please find included James Bubash as Sergeant at Arms as inducted to the new leadership. 2. Carrie Driscoll VP Membership was not present on 26 June for the inducted. Hence, she … Continue reading

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