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Who We Are ...

U2 Can Speak Toastmasters is a company club that meets weekly on Thursdays at lunchtime at Raytheon in Dulles, Virginia. We provide a friendly atmosphere for acquiring and practicing public speaking skills which aid in giving business presentations, answering on-the-spot questions with finesse, and feeling comfortable in front of an audience.  Our club also offers plenty of Leadership Opportunities which will help you become a better leader and/or manager.

Sound like something you can benefit from?  We are always looking for new members.  Please drop us a line using the Join Us form to the left, give one of the officers a call or drop by a meeting as a guest. We will tell you all about Toastmasters, and how you can join the fun!

Where We Are ...

Raytheon Company, 22110 Pacific Blvd Sterling, VA 20166 [Map]

News and Events ...

Club Contest Winners & Area Contest

Members competed in the club Humorous Speech and Table Topics contest on September 7th!
Our whole club worked together to run a fun and fair contest.

Congratulations to all the contestants!
Humorous Speech: 1st: Donna, 2nd: Sunil
Table Topics: 1st: Donna, 2nd: Marcia
Thanks to all who helped out, especially Contest Chair, Srikala!

The winner of the club contests will advance to the Area Contest.
If Donna cannot make it for some unforeseen reason, Sunil and Marcia will represent the club.

Area 55 & 56 Contests
When: Saturday, September 16th
10:00 am Registration opens
10:30 am Judges/Contestant Briefings
11:00 am Contest begins
1:30 pm Adjourn
Where: Cascades Library 21030 Whitfield Pl Potomac Falls, VA
Contest Info from the District District Calendar

This Year's Goals

Members - have you planned your goals for this Toastmasters year? Work with your mentor and let the officers know your plans. If you just want to work on the CC and CL at a regular pace, come to meetings regularly and you'll be on your way!

All clubs work on group goals that help members meet their individual goals.
Clubs that meet 5 or more of 10 possible goals receive recognition from Toastmasters International as part of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).

Official Report at Toastmasters International (2017-2018 year)

President: Donna
Vice President Education: Radhika
Vice President Membership: Dave
Vice President Public Relations: Marcia
Other officers: Rachel, Anthony, Jennifer
Immediate Past President: Marianne

Last Updated September 5, 2017

Toastmasters Goals and Resources

All Toastmasters members and clubs are always working toward goals.
The Toastmasters member educational program is based on two tracks - Communication and Leadership.
These tracks can be worked on simultaneously. All new members receive manuals to guide them through the program.
Members and clubs who work toward the Toastmasters International goals learn a great deal and are recognized by Toastmasters International in the form of awards.
More information about the educational award system can be found on the Toastmasters International website.

Communication Goals: The first 10 speeches are the basis of the Competent Communicator (CC) award.

Leadership Goals: In parallel with the communication track, members work toward the Competent Leadership (CL) award by following the manual or accomplishing the listed criteria, mainly by fulfilling club meeting roles.

New members receive 2 manuals when they join: the Competent Communicator (CC) manual (projects related to speeches) and the Competent Leadership (CL) manual (projects mainly based on meeting roles).

Advanced Communication and Leadership Goals: On the communication track, once a CC is achieved, members begin working toward the Advanced Communicator (AC) awards.
The first two advanced manuals are free after the CC is submitted! On the leadership track, some of the criteria for the advanced goals can be met while still working on the initial level.
Each Advanced Leadership level has a list of leadership experiences or projects to accomplish.
Becoming a club officer is an easy way to get started meeting one of the Advanced Leadership goals.
Even new members can serve as officers.

Club Goals: Toastmasters International runs a program to recognize high-performing clubs through the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).
Goals are related to Communication and Leadership accomplishments for both individual members, officers and the club as a whole.
When the club focuses on meeting these goals, it can help the members meet their individual goals. Reports are updated at least weekly: DCP Report for Club 8224
We are: District 29, Division E, and Area 55, Club 00008224


Links for Potential Members:
About Toastmasters
Toastmasters International - Educational Program
Toastmasters listing for our club (additional contact info)
First Speech (Ice Breaker)

Links for New Members:
Competent Communicator Manual Summary (thanks District 4!)
Competent Leadership Manual Summary
Club Meeting Roles
CL Tracking Form (Excel download)
How To Documents

Links Related to Club Leadership:
Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Report
Club Leadership Handbook
Leader Letter
Resources (from District 29)
Club Constitution and Bylaws
(Download) Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

Links for Advanced Goals:
Advanced Communicator Manual Summaries
Advanced Communicator Goals
Advanced Leader Goals
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Our default conference room is the Cleveland Conference Room (101-R12-2 - 1st floor, just off the lobby).
Alternate Room Locations: Garfield (102-R12-2 above lobby) and rooms by the copiers: Hayes - 2nd floor/Grant - 3rd/Lincoln - 5th or Buchanan - 6th
Employees: Meeting room change on the 3rd Thursdays (9/21, 10/19, 12/21): Garfield Room