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20th Anniversary Celebration!
Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club of Boynton Beach recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary and the birthday of Bill Gove at the Citrus Glen Club of Boynton Beach. Bill Gove for whom the Club was named, was the first President of the "National Speakers Association"; earned the Toastmasters "Golden Gavel Award" in 1991. He was a Charter Member of the Club.

Samantha Inguanzo, Area 30 Director, presents Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club President, Ed Lamont, with the Club 20th Anniversary Certificate. Bill Gove Toastmasters Club has achieved Toastmasters International award "Presidents Distinguished" for 17 of 20 years.

Cynthhis Makris and Raimo Sirkia, internationally renowned opera singers, entertained members of the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club of Boynton Beach during the Club's 20th Anniversary celebration.

2020 Table Topics Contest
Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club of Boynton Beach recently held their Table Topics Contest.

Great participation by everyone including all contestants and judges.

The winners were:
  1. 1st place. Antonio Balestrieri
  2. 2nd place Mike Kelly
  3. 3rd place Jason Quero


Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmaster Club Celebrates 20 Years of Speaking and Leadership Excellence
The Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmaster Club of Boynton Beach Florida was chartered on January 1, 2000. The Club was founded by professional speaker Steve Siebold, CSP and insurance sales trainer Ed Lamont, DTM.

The club was named in honor of Bill Gove, CSP (1912-2001), the Father of Professional Speaking. Bill was a charter member of the club, and mentor to the club until his death in 2001. Bill also served as the first president of the National Speakers Association and earned the coveted Toastmasters "Golden Gavel Award" in 1991.

The Bill Gove Toastmasters Club has achieved the Toastmasters International highest club award of "President's Distinguished" for 13 consecutive, and 17 of 19 years. Three members have served as District 47 Governors, with one elected to the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, and is in line to become the organization's International President in 2022.

The club celebrates its 20th Anniversary and Bill's birthday on January 24, 2020 from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Citrus Glen Club House in Boynton Beach.

Meetings are held every Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm at Kingdom Buffet 240 N. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach.

Toastmasters International Board of Directors Visit
Matt Kinsey (DTM), 2nd Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, and his wife Janine, visited the Bill Gove Golden Gave Toastmasters Club recently.


Fall 2019 Evaluation Contest:
On September 20th, the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club in Boynton Beach held our annual Evaluation Contest. The contest was a great success with Ed Lamont officiating as the Contest Master and Karen Hunter performing the duties of Chief Judge. Mike Kelly (center) edged out a narrow victory over Jason Quero (right) and Dick Robinson (left). The Club thanks our guest speaker Samantha Inguanzo, the Area 30 Director and a member of the FAU Toastmasters Club, for doing a wonderful job!

If anyone is interested in learning more about Toastmasters, please contact me through phone or email. I would love to invite you to come visit our regular weekly meeting on Friday's at 12 noon at King's Buffet on Congress Ave in Boynton Beach,

Come see how we can increase your speaking and leadership abilities through a supportive and energetic environment.

Linda Scheele
VP Public Relations
407-468-5631
bgggtm.officers+Linda@gmail.com



Summer TLI:
What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too
Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.
Ask people to name someone they find charming and the answers are often predictable. There's James Bond, the fictional spy with a penchant for shaken martinis. Maybe they'll mention Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or a historical figure, like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. Now ask the same people to describe, in just a few seconds, what makes these charmers so likable.
It's here, in defining what exactly charisma is, that most hit a wall. Instinctually, we know that we're drawn to certain people more than others. Quantifying why we like them is an entirely different exercise.
The ancient Greeks described charisma as a "gift of grace", an apt descriptor if you believe likability is a God-given trait that comes naturally to some but not others. The truth is that charisma is a learned behavior, a skill to be developed in much the same way that we learned to walk or practice vocabulary when studying a new language. Other desirable traits, like wealth or appearance, are undoubtedly linked to likability, but being born without either doesn't preclude you from being charismatic.
Read more By Bryan Clark / New York Times...

Summer TLI:
Summer 2019, Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) day. TLI is bi-annual continuing education event for Toastmaster Club Officers to better understand and be successful in their roles in their home Clubs, and for members to learn about all that Toastmasters has to offer. This TLI was held at FAU in Boca Raton, and was jam packed with 15 sessions on everything from how to be a better club officer to how to use the Toastmaster International online tools to find the best "Pathway" (education track) for members.

Representing the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club in Boynton Beach were Linda Scheele (VP of Public Relations) Karen Hunter (VP Education), Mark Mckenzie (VP Membership), and Stephen Gomes (Sergeant at Arms). There were over 200 attendees from all over South Florida.

If anyone is interested in learning more about Toastmasters, please contact me through phone or email. I would love to invite you to come visit our regular weekly meeting on Friday's at 12 noon at King's Buffet on Congress Ave in Boynton Beach,

Come see how we can increase your speaking and leadership abilities through a supportive and energetic environment.

Linda Scheele
VP Public Relations
407-468-5631
bgggtm.officers+Linda@gmail.com



Recent Member Achievements:
  • Congratulations to Linda Scheele for completing the requirements for the Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) designation!
  • Congratulations to Steven Gomes for completing the requirements for the Competent Communicator designation!
Recent Club Achievements:
  • Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club is proud to announce that the club, under President Jason Quero, was awarded the President's Distinguished Club award for 2018-2019!
  • The Inaugural 2019-2020 Officer meeting was recently convened to discuss:
    • Plans for having another President's Distinguished year
    • New Education objectives under Pathways
    • Officer Training at Toastmaster Leadership Institute
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