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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 ...

Conference/Contest Results

We encourage everyone to attend the District Conference:
Date: Saturday, November 4th - all day until 5
Location: Capital One Headquarters 1680 Capital One Drive, McLean VA
More info: Conference Info

In the meantime, all members are welcome to attend any contest listed on the District Calendar.
If you plan to attend, contact the Area or Division Director of the event to see if they need any volunteers.
Additional Links:
Contest Info from the District Contest Results
Updated October 16, 2017

Upcoming Meetings

Guests - Please fill in the Contact Form to visit our club.

Due to site requirements, all visitors must be US Citizens or Permanent US Residents.
If not, see Meetup for other clubs in the area.

October & November Meeting Dates and Locations:
All meetings are on Thursday at noon in the Cleveland Room unless otherwise noted. Please arrive by 11:50 to check-in.

  • October 19th - Theme: Diwali TMOD: Radhika
    Garfield Room (2nd floor, right above regular room)
  • October 26th - Special Meeting & Location
    Pathways New Educational Program
    22265 Pacific Blvd - Africa Room (across the street)
  • November 2nd, TMOD: Marcia
  • November 9th, TMOD: Kristi
  • November 16th Garfield Room, TMOD: Ali
  • November 23rd Thanksgiving - no meeting
  • November 30th, TMOD: Ross

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)


Officers:
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

Resources

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
Reports
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 (10/19, 11/16, 12/21): Garfield Room
Last Updated September 21, 2017

2017-2018 DCP Status Details

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)

Club Goals:
--DCP Goal 1 Two Competent Communicators (CC)
1a: First CC: TBD
1b: Second CC: TBD
--DCP Goal 2: Two more CCs
2a: First CC: TBD
2b: Second CC: TBD
--DCP Goal 3: One Advanced Communicator (AC) Goal - TBD
--DCP Goal 4: One More Advanced Communicator (AC) - TBD
--DCP Goal 5: One Leadership Goal (CL/AL-B or beyond) - TBD
--DCP Goal 6: One More Leadership Goal (CL/AL-B or beyond) -TBD
--DCP Goal 7: Four New Members: 2 out of 4 so far
--DCP Goal 8: Four More New Members: (planned)
--DCP Goal 9: Officers Trained (min 4 each)
9a: Summer: 6 attended
9b: Winter: (planned)
--DCP Goal 10: On Time Submittals
10a: officer list (complete)
10b: Fall dues (planned)
10c: Spring dues (planned)

Note: 20 members must be on the books on June 30, 2018 for the club to qualify for DCP awards.
*Acronyms:
CC = Competent Communicator - first 10 speeches
CL = Competent Leader - initial 10 leadership projects
AC = Advanced Communicator (B=Bronze, S=Silver, G=Gold) - additional 10 speeches + other
AL = Advanced Leader (B=Bronze, S=Silver) - additional leadership objectives, such as being a club, area or district officer
DTM = Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM=ACG + ALS)

Officers:
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