Toastmasters helps you to build confidence in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Our program focuses on developing strong communication & leadership skills.  

We meet every Tuesday night 7 - 9 pm at the Kelowna & District Safety Council Training Room, 395 Hartman Rd (directly across from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre, in Rutland)

Stop by and check out one of our meetings.  Guests are always welcome to attend. 

Guests are always welcome! If you have been thinking about your personal development by improving your communication & leadership skills, this is a good time to check out Toastmasters. 

 

Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters Club #723

Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters

A Toastmasters Promise...

A Toastmasters Promise...

Our promise to you:

You will always have a seat at the table, not against a wall.

You will be able to speak and participate in the program at each and every meeting.

You will have lots of fun!

You will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.  

For more info contact us at  infoplease@flyingsolotoastmasters.ca / Rae 250-451-6564

We put the fun in the fundamentals of communication & leadership skills development. 

  

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Red CheckmarkCommunication Skills

Find the right words, and your audience will find you!

            Toastmasters can help!

  •             Develop better speaking & presentation skills.
  •             Learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet. 

Red CheckmarkLeadership Skills

Is lack of leadership skills holding you back in your career?

             Toastmasters can help!

  •       Build strong leadership abilities. 

Red CheckmarkSelf Confidence

The Toastmasters program will improve your communication skills and open doors in your personal and professional life. Instead of labouring in an academic setting or spending money on costly seminars, you'll learn in a self-paced atmosphere of fun and fellowship.

Flying Solo AirplaneFlying Solo ... but not alone! 

Originating as the Kelowna Mission Toastmasters Club in 1995, Flying Solo Toastmasters hit high gear when it relocated to the Pheasant & Quail Neighborhood Pub in 1996. Flying Solo Toastmasters was the vision of our Founder and first club President, Dorothy Hamilton. And yes ... we did start out as a "singles" club, that hasn't been a membership criteria for quite a while though. There have been several husband & wife couples in the club over the years. Affectionately known as the "club in the pub", the ever-growing and changing membership has forced the club to relocate several times over the past few years to its current location at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

You can take the "club out of the pub" but you "can't take the pub out of the club!" Flying Solo Toastmasters is the place to spend your Tuesday evenings if you want to learn new skills; challenge yourself; meet interesting people; make new friends and have a lot of good laughs. Where else but at Flying Solo Toastmasters would you find as interesting a collection of recognition awards such as the highly coveted Bart Simpson Award? The "Bart" is presented weekly for the best humorist of the week.  

Bart is accompanied by the almost as equally coveted "Bull Throwers" Award, presented to the best Table Topics speaker [impromptu speaking] of the evening. Who says that you have to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! Well, in a court of law you would have to, perjury could get rather expensive, but not in a Table Topics Session. As Doug Thomson, former President of the club was asked ... "Boxers or briefs?" Doug is also recognized as the contributor of the "Doug Thomson Eyeball Award." The "eyeball" is an eyeball [not a real one!] mounted on a stand. It is presented weekly to the member that has best displayed the skill of maintaining eye contact consistently throughout the meeting. 

Former club member, Peter Cook, is remembered for his contribution to the club in the form of the "Peter the Great" Award. Peter was relentless in challenging members to rid the word "great" from their vocabulary. His farewell speech provided members with eighteen or so alternative words for the word, ... great. The "Peter the Great" award is a cheese grater attached to a plaque and is presented weekly to the member that has best displayed their linguistic and grammatical skills.

Top 10 Reasons for Joining Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters

  • Better entertainment than Cheap Tuesday night movies.
  • More fun than a barrel of monkeys. (actually a lot more fun than playing a Barrel of Monkeys!)
  • Provides you with an alibi should you need one as to where you were on Tuesday evening.
  • It is the best place in town to develop your communication skills, including public speaking.
  • It is the best place in town to develop & hone your presentation and leadership skills. (Industry is desperately looking for leaders that can communicate well. You can be one!)
  • Where else can you have a panic attack while public speaking, get support from people that have been there themselves and want to get back up and do it again? (yes, it does happen!)
  • Have you ever been presented with the Bart Simpson Award for being the best Humourist of the evening? (Well you could be … but only at Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters!)
  • Do you struggle with thinking of ideas to fit into conversation? (You will walk away from every Flying Solo meeting with something to talk about.)
  • Do you like to tell a good story? Flying Solo Toastmasters can help take your story-telling skill to the next level.
  • You get to hear regular updates from that amazing world of Rae Stonehouse [or not!] (Flying Solo Toastmasters is a club that we choose to belong to. As a member you will make new friends & colleagues, some that will last you a lifetime.)
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Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters, Club 723 is a member of Toastmasters International.

Kelowna and District Safety Council Building Exterior v250We meet Tuesday evenings at the Kelowna & District Safety Council Training Room @ 395 Hartman Rd (Directly across from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre) Click here for directions.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Toastmasters International’s core values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member, and respect for the individual. These are values worthy of a great organization, and we believe we should incorporate them as anchor points in every decision we make.

For more info: Rae Stonehouse

Phone: +1 250 451 6564

Email:  infoplease@flyingsolotoastmasters.ca

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