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Li-Ming Toastmasters Club’s Vision, Mission, and Values

Introduction

Emerge from your solitary cocoon, and weave a colorful network of friends in the Li-Ming Toastmasters Club. We offer support to silken your communications and leadership skills in a diversified American cultural fellowship. We welcome your visit to our twice a month Sunday meetings at the Montgomery County – Council Office Building, Room 2F (2nd floor), a small conference room behind cafeteria at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 from 10:20 to 11:40 a.m. Read about Li-Ming Toastmasters Club’s Vision, Mission, & Values, visit our website at http://liming.freetoasthost.net/index.html, sponsored by our non-profit parent organization, Toastmasters International.

Vision

Li-Ming Toastmasters Club empowers members to realize their dreams in developing their communication and leadership skills, finding the courage for self-improvement, and ultimately, achieving their full potential.

Mission

Li-Ming Toastmasters Club’s mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Li-Ming Toastmasters Club helps its members learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking - all vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of humankind.

Values

Li-Ming Toastmasters Club’s core values are friendship, integrity, dedication to excellence, service to its members, and respect for the individual. The Club provides enjoyable, entertaining, and social meetings where its members learn public speaking, impromptu speaking, and chairing business sessions.

How Li-Ming Toastmasters Club Works

•Α new Toastmasters member receives a New Member Kit. The kit features a copy of the basic communication and leadership manual, general orientation materials, and information regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and body language.

• The Toastmasters program has a variety of assigned speeches to help you develop competency in areas such as organization, voice inflection, and persuasiveness.

• The Toastmasters program provides workshop style success/leadership programs.

• As your communication skills improve, you gain recognition, and promotion may follow within the workplace.

• As your presentation skills improve, you win the respect and admiration of your colleagues and employees.

• As your participation in Toastmasters broadens, you escalate your management potential.

• As a member of the Toastmasters Club, you have access to a wide range of educational materials.

How to Join Li-Ming Toastmasters Club

After visiting our friendly Li-Ming Toastmasters Club in a risk-free meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to join us at our regular meetings. There is a nominal one-time new member fee plus a reasonable semi-annual charge to cover the Toastmasters International membership due and local club expense fee. For more information or to join our Club, please visit our website at http://liming.freetoasthost.net/index.html, and contact one of the members in that website by email or phone.

Meeting Schedule

Li-Ming Toastmasters Club’s regular meetings are held twice a month, on Sundays from 10:20 to 11:40 a.m. in the Montgomery County – Council Office Building, Room 2F (2nd floor), a small conference room behind cafeteria at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. 

Activities

Regular meeting activities: Basic Manual Speeches, Advanced Manual Speeches, Table Topic Speeches, Speech Evaluations, General Evaluations, Grammarian, and Filing Next Meeting Agenda.

Special activities: Theme Meetings, Competition Speeches, Competition Evaluations, The Successful Club Series, The Leadership Excellence Series, Executive Meetings, Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) Training.

Other activities: family potluck meals, leisurely gatherings.

Recommended Toastmasters Web Sites:

• Toastmasters International: http://www.toastmasters.org

• District 36 Toastmasters: http://www.district36.org

2007-2008 Club Point-of-Contact at the Li-Ming Chinese Academy:

• President, Peter Chang:  pchang88@gmail.com

• Secretary, Judin Sukri:  jsukri@us.ibm.com