Traveling Gavel

Date CapturedWho CapturedStoryContact Information
March 15th 2022Jersey Toastmasters Club
Andrea Lake
Jitendra Rawat
Suzzette Kaddah
Members of Jersey Toastmasters visited Somerville and participated in a very great meeting!! Lake gave a speech about her IG revival, Jitu gave a very solid evaluation of Rich Zarate's speech, and Suzzette gave a very thorough grammarian's report at the end of the meeting. It was great to visit another club as a group and see other TMs who we've seen around the district. We had a lot of fun!Jenny Yin
206-499-3995
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February 7th 2022Somerville Toastmasters
Rich Zarate
Alok Agarwal
David White
On Monday, February 7, four Somerville Toastmasters attended Rockland Toastmasters meeting and whisked away the traveling gavel. Alok gave a speech, Dave told a joke and Rich served as a speech evaluator. Our club president, Anu Rao, attended as well. All of us participated in a very entertaining Table Topics. We enjoyed our visit and picked up valuable information we can use for our meetings. We appreciation the consideration and hospitality of our fellow Toastmasters at Rockland.Richard Zarate

908-391-1763
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December 7th 2021Rockland Toastmasters
Diane Cuellar
Marsha Shapiro & Francine Hueng
Stephen Herbst & Lydia Milbury
5 from Rockland TM visited Parsippany TM, they welcomed us with open arms! The gavel is now ours!!!!Diane Cuellar
845-558-4076

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December 7th 2021Rockland Toastmasters
Diane Cuellar
Marsha Shapiro
Francine Huang
Other Rockland Toastemasters members that joined the meeting were: Lydia Milbury, Stephen Herbst and Des MoloneyDes Moloney
845-304-1178
845-304-1178
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December 7th 2021Rockland Toastmasters
Diane Cuellar
Stephen Herbst
Marsha Shapiro
6 of us from Rockland Toastmasters visited Parsippany TM for the steal...they were all very welcoming! We learned some cool ideas too.Diane Cuellar
845-558-4076

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November 21st 2021Rutgers 33KB Toastmasters Club
LydiaGray

Lydia Gray
732-322-7642
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October 6th 2021Parsippany Toastmasters Club
Jeff Thomas
Lawrence Williams
Chandrika Harathi
Parsippany Toastmasters members were welcomed by Merck Achievers Toastmasters to capture the travelling gavel on October 6th. The meeting was productive and the time was effectively managed from start to finish. We had the opportunity to witness and learn how other clubs conduct their meetings.Uday Bhoopalam
631-921-2447
631-921-2447
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August 19th 2021Merck Achievers Toastmasters Club
Alasdair King
Marlon Harding
Chee Kim
We were warmly welcomed to the meeting of the Gateway 2 Toastmasters club. Alasdair King took the opportunity to give an ice breaker speech, starting a new Pathway, whilst Marlon acted as an evaluator for one of the club speakers and Chee took the role of grammarian. We enjoyed seeing different approaches to our own club and will be taking away a number of learnings. We received light hearted ribbing about stealing their gavel, especially during the Table Topics, but they did such a good job of showing how much fun it is to have guests that it is impossible to rescind our request to take it on. We listened to a speech from one of the club members on holding a mirror to oneself, providing a valuable lesson in how to approach each day positively. For the table topics we heard about the rights and wrongs of theft, about children taking each others toys, and how it feels to have something taken from you.Alasdair King
973-307-6133
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July 13th 2021Gateway 2 Club
Ansley Lamar
Gunther Carerro
Fran McClain
Gateway 2 visited BD speaks for a fun and eventful meeting. It was great to experience a different club's methods....and all had a fun time. Gateway 2 has already been warned that the gavel will not reside with us too long. Ut-oh!Sue Matula
732-887-2608
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February 19th 2021BD Speaks Club
Michelle Martin
Timothy Buirkle
Susan Jankiewicz
Four BD Speaks members attended the Frontline Speakers club meeting. The topic was "Let it Snow". It was a very organized meeting that had excellent time management. The meeting was infused with humor and had a role called the "Listener." This person's role helped participants be in the moment, as he asked questions based on things that were said during the meeting. Attending and participating in this meeting was a great experience!Michelle Martin-Looper
917-853-6432

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January 25th 2021Frontline Speakers
Peggy Seymour
Su Brooks
Kyle Krom
Five members of Frontline Speakers attended the Park workshop Monday evening 25 Jan 21. All five of us held roles in the workshop (general evaluator, table topics master, ah-counter, speech evaluator, and evaluate the evaluator). Park was very welcoming and the workshop was a lot of fun! We look forward to another club visiting us soon to "steal" the gavel from us.Ron Burkey
509-942-4502
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November 19th 2020Park Toastmasters Club
Maxine Cohen
Sivaleperi Ramakrishnan
Nat Troyer
Park Toastmasters (PTM) sent Maxine (GE and TT spkr), Sivaleperi (Ramki - evaluator #1, TT spkr) and Nat (Invocator and TT spkr) to join FLTM club's 11/19/20 meeting. There were 19 attendees at this meeting. Theme was Apollo 12 (moon landing) which was a fun theme. We hope to hold gavel for 1 month before captured again.Maxine Cohen
845-357-6517
845-661-8234
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November 19th 2020Park Toastmasters Club
Sivaleperi (Ramki) Ramakrishnan
Nat Troyer
Maxine Cohen
3 PTM members participated in 11/19/2020 FLTM club meeting to capture the virtual traveling gavel. Nat was invocator and TT speaker, Ramki was evaluator and TT speaker, Maxine was General Evaluator and TT speaker and everyone at the meeting had a lot of fun! There were 19 attendees at this Zoom meeting which was a great turnout.Maxine Cohen
845-357-6517
845-661-8234
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January 23rd 2020Fair Lawn Toastmasters
Stacy Kaplan
Heather Adams
Laura Zagoria
We did it!!! We officially "stole" the traveling gavel! What a fun time it was! Big thank you to our members Laura Zagoria, Stacy Kaplan Heather Adams, Shital Shah for capturing the travel gavel. Special thanks to Jenna, Stacy’ s dog for participating in tug of war.Anupama Kinatukara
973-477-5923
973-477-5923
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November 14th 2019Speak and Lead Toastmasters Club
Robin Gold
Jayne Strickland
Christian Sarchi
Three of our ambassadors brought the Travelling Gavel to our Speak And Lead club after a great battle! They enjoyed the warm welcoming of Gateway club and gladly participate in their meeting. GOOD JOB! Maria Ramos


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October 10th 2018Gateway 2 Club
Suzanne Matula
Poonam Gupta
Rich Modes
We were warmly welcomed by the Wayne Toastmasters group. Such a friendly bunch! Our team was happy to participate in their club meeting and end our experience with a small token of their appreciation - the traveling gavel! What an honor!!!!Suzanne Matula
973-430-5367
732-887-2608
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June 11th 2018Wayne Toastmasters
Karen Rittweger
Laura Graziano
Antonio Biancardi
On June 11th, four members of Wayne Toastmasters travelled to the beautiful campus of UPS in Mahwah to capture the gavel from SpeakUPS, who has held it since November. Matt Taylor from UPS and Antonio Biancardi from Wayne were the speakers, evaluated by Wayne’s Karen and UPS’ Yelena. Laura Graziano of Wayne ran a lively Table Topics session, with participation from both clubs (UPS- Patty, Rachel, Oswald, and Wayne- Paula, Antonio). Rivka and Ewa from UPS were Timer and Ah-Counter.Paula Evans
973-696-7720

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October 3rd 2017Northern Stars Advanced
Aida Murphy
Bill Hood
June Kellogg
Northern Stars led the evaluation team at a fun-packed meeting at Red Bank! Aida Murphy
732-614-0472
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June 8th 2017Old Bridge Toastmasters
Mary Williams
Frank Gatto
Karl Tremml
A team of Old Bridge Toastmasters came to capture the gavel from Talk of Monmouth during their June meeting. Mary Williams served as a speech evaluator, Karl Tremml provided a round of quote based Table Topics, and Frank Gatto demonstrated the "listener" role from Old Bridge. Thanks to our hosts at Talk of Monmouth!Frank Gatto


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May 23rd 2017Talk of Monmouth
John Connors
Bill Atkins
Neerja Purang
The Traveling Gavel is currently at Talk of Monmouth Advanced Club. Club. Captured on May 22nd 2017. Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club. 1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Rebecca Marzec E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2. Get three members of your club to attend the meeting of the club that currenly has the gavel. 3. Particpate in the meeting. 4.Submit form with details about the meeting. Click Here to Submit Gavel Capture 5.Proudly display gavel at your meeting.Rebecca Marzec
732-693-4384
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April 18th 2017AT&T Middletown Club
Aida El-Toumi Murphy
Paul Ireifej
Annie O'Rourke
A crew of six AT&T Middletown Toastmasters captured the gavel from iCIMs during their one-hour lunchtime meeting. The Word of the Day was “sieze.” Aida Murphy led the team and served as the Grammarian, Paul Ireifej gave a humorous speech, and Annie O’Rourke evaluated an iCIMS speaker. Alexander Matos jumped in as Ah Counter, and Frank Schuck and Jessica Huang were back-ups. We thank our host, Eileen Kern, and the iCIMS Toastmasters for a great joint meeting! Come visit us at AT&T Middletown, home (for now) of the District 83 Traveling Gavel!Aida Murphy
732-614-0472
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October 19th 2016Old Bridge Toastmasters
Gail Thompson
Karl Tremml
Frank Gatto
Gail Thompson, Karl Tremml and Frank Gatto went to the Picatinny Aresenal Wednesday October 19th to take back the Traveling Gavel which they’ve had for some time. The Picatinny Club is a lunchtime club that meets for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Frank Gatto was the Grammarian and Ah/Um counter. Gail was an evaluator and Karl was the Table Topics Master. There were 2 speakers for the meeting. The traveling gavel is now in possession of the Old Bridge Toastmasters. Frank Gatto


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February 9th 2016Picatinny Club
Karen Jordan
Irene Chan
Terri Spinella

We attended the Parsippany Toastmasters Club meeting on February 9 and really enjoyed it. We all participated in the meeting. Karen Jordan gave a speech, Irene Chan answered a Table Topics question and was the ER/AH counter and Terri Spinella was the General Evaluator. A great time was had by all and we learned a few new ideas on timing the speeches. Thank you, Parsippany!

Karen Jordan
(973) 724-1404
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December 10th 2015Parsippany Toastmasters Club
Francene French
Ravi Perera
Bala Samuga

Parsippany Toastmasters had a very good time, being part of Carpe Diem Toastmasters meeting. All three Speeches were well delivered. Table topic was appropriate for the end of the year. The meeting was organized and the room was full.

Uday Bhoopalam
(631) 921-2447

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September 8th 2015Northern Stars Advanced
Susan Chrusciel
Susan Brooks
Eric DeVincenzo

Successful joint meeting with Dialogue Party! Susan Chrusciel served as a speaker, Su Brooks was general evaluator, Eric DeVincenzo was a speech evaluator and Sherri Rase participated in Table topics!

Pamela Winter
(908) 559-3475

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May 14th 2015First of Sussex Toastmasters
Carol Moore
Bob Panzer
Phil Sweet
Carol Moore, VP of Education
(570) 828-7479

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April 1st 2015Open Door Club
Irene Card, DTM
Arnold Card, DTM
Karen Lambert, CC

Picatinny Arsenal had a great meeting and we had a wonderful, fun time capturing the gavel.

Irene Card, president
(973) 838-6153
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December 11th 2014Picatinny Club
Wanda Dunn
Irene Chan
Carla Holusha

Wanda gave a very good speech entitled Keep Breathing; it was well received by all. Carla was timer and Irene was a speech evaluator. The president and Toastmaster of the day, Uday, kept the meeting lively and shared Christmas treats with all.

Karen F. Jordan


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October 1st 2014Oracle NJ Speaks
Michael Meiner
Bert Kaminski
John Reilly

The Oracle NJ Speaks Club visited with the Speakers Corner Toastmasters in Bridgewater. Michael gave one of the speeches, Bert was the Table Topics Master and John was the General Evaluator. 5 additional members of the Oracle NJ Speaks came as guests and Natalie Leykin and Clayton Randall participate in the Table Topics.

John Reilly
(908) 547-6221
(908) 930-6619
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August 21st 2014Speakers Corner Toastmasters Club
Jeffrey Barbieri
Kathleen Basilone
Vijaya Srivatsa

VJ Participated in filling the Table Topics role.
Kathleen Participated in filling in WOD / Ah counter role.
Jeffrey Participated in Speech evaluation role.

Jeffrey Barbieri
(862) 596-9977

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May 8th 2014Hillsborough Toastmasters Club
Pam Winter
Anna Cunningham
Gary Tully

We had a great time at this very organized and fun filled meeting. Gary T

Gary Tully


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April 16th 2014Midtown Toastmasters Club
Narayanan Doraswamy
Siva Ramachandran
Pamela Winter
Erika Karp
(908) 337-6946

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March 8th 2014Northern Stars Advanced
Brian R. Cort
Brian Lin
Angelica Hardrick

Fairleigh Early Birds is a wonderful club and their March 8 2014 meeting was superb! The theme was 'Fear' but three fearless members of Northern Stars, accompanied by Jorge Aguilar of Cosmopolitan ventured forth and captured the gavel today! What a great club, and what a great meeting Fairleigh Early Birds had! Visit them on Saturday mornings in Rutherford, and visit Northern Stars on odd Wednesday evenings in Basking Ridge!

Brian Cort
(908) 582-0530
(973) 309-6536
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January 9th 2014Fairleigh Early Birds Toastmasters Club
Ayman Elbatanony
Tyrone Johnson
Rita Reisman
Tyrone Johnson
(201) 779-2778
(732) 325-8967
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December 4th 2013Speak and Lead Toastmasters Club
Javier Antela, Edward Goldblatt
Phyllis Goldblatt, Tyrone Johnson
Julie Lee, Ashley Wilson

On December 4th, six members of Speak & Lead Toastmasters visited Brunswick Advanced Club to capture the gavel. All six Speak & Lead members took meeting roles including Ah Counter, Evaluators, Listener, and Table Topics Speakers. It was great fun!

Rita Reisman


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September 30th 2013Richmond County Toastmasters Club
Mike Lenza
Ann Lautner
John Weibel

This was an enjoyable meeting with a full agenda of seven very interesting speeches.

Fran Okeson
(718) 984-1339

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July 10th 2013New Heights Toastmasters
Carmin Duarte
Oomadai Rampersaud
Darnelle L Richardson

Members from New Heights Toastmasters spent a lovely afternoon with fellow Toastmasters at New Jersey City University (NJCU) Toastmasters Club. We were honored to occupy the meeting room filled with energetic speakers -- "World Class Toastmasters" -- who represented the student body, faculty and staff. The meeting was run professionally and held within the time specified. Thanks, NJCU Toastmasters, for allowing us to capture the Traveling Gavel - Fantastic!

Carmin Duarte
(201) 920-2585
(201) 463-6914
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February 13th 2013Hunterdon Speak Easy Club
Christopher Martinson
Michael Rutkowski
Eva Lesniak

Hunterdon Speak Easy would like to thank the Old Bridge Toastmasters for their very warm welcome and gracious hospitality.

What a vibrant, healthy club! Despite the snowfall, the meeting room was filled to capacity with Old Bridge members and guests!

Chris, Mike, and Eva of Hunterdon Speak Easy sincerely enjoyed participating in the meeting as Table Topics Master and Speech Evaluators, respectively, in order to capture the gavel.

Thank you again, Old Bridge Toastmasters!

Christopher Martinson


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November 29th 2012Old Bridge Toastmasters
Ravi Anand
Jonathan Klausner
Sergio Livingston

Special Shout Out and recognition to Ravi for allowing us to carpool in his ride and make the 50 mile journey to visit Open Door Toastmasters (Denville, NJ).

The three roles Old Bridge Toastmasters fulfilled were: Table Topics Master (Ravi), Evaluators (Sergio & Jonathan).

Thank you Open Door Toastmasters for granting us the opportunity to come and visit your club. The atmosphere was electric and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Open Door welcomed us with open arms and we strongly encourage other clubs to pay a visit to Open Door Toastmasters. You'll find a wonderful group of people.

Thanks again to Open Door Toastmasters for all of your hospitality and we look forward to paying your club a visit again.

Sergio Livingston/ Mary Williams
(612) 685-4887
(732) 259-4468
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October 4th 2012Open Door Club
Arnold J. Card
Irene Card
Glen Derner

We received a very warm welcome from Hackettstown Toastmasters. they had a great meeting! As always. Arnold was an evaluator, Glen a timer and Irene gave a speech. Capturing the gavel was a lot of fun.

Arnold J. Card
(973) 838-6153

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September 5th 2012Warren County Toastmasters
Dennis Quirk
Emmelina Stanescu
Christine Bodon-Daly

What a wonderful meeting, greeted by Judy Valencia and Rob Peterson. They had three prepared speeches which were very diverse in topic. A meeting room with every chair filled + extra, and wall-to-wall chocolate! Also surrounded by warm smiles and words of encouragement. We all felt very welcome, had a few laughs and alot of fun!

Dennis Quirk
(908) 979-1237
(201) 787-5365
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May 18th 2012Mars Chocolate Sweet Talkers
Cindy Gulla
Leo Goral
Germaine Benemile

Flanders @ 5 graciously hosted 3 members from Skylands Club. They had an interesting meeting, a lively Table Topics session and wonderful food to boot! We participated as Evaluator (Leo), Timer (Germaine) and Cindy (Ah-Counter). We thank them for welcoming us into their club, and allowing us to capture the gavel!

To see pictures from the meeting, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/margbb/sets/72157630002598246/

Germaine Benemile
(908) 813-4638
(862) 220-1293
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October 6th 2011Park Avenue
Karen Seeman
Jeannie Zolotor
Martin Klepach

President Tina described that it was the 1 year anniversary for Toasting on the Farm. They had a delicious cake to commemorate the occasion. The travelling gavel was prominently displayed. Theresa Yarosh was Toastmaster. She controlled the meeting and made sure the meeting ran smoothly. There were two speakers: one concentrating on CC#6 "Today is Your Special Day".. Superbly she described all of the many special personal and historical things have happened on this day and throughout history. It was an enjoyable and happy presentation.
The next presenter spoke from an Advanced Manual Persuasive Speaking and her speech was "Zappos". By the end, we all wanted to work for them , except that they were in Nevada. Odlly, I have the distingct need to buy shoes online today.
Tim our able bodied, Table Topicsmaster, asked us what our middle names or nicknames were. He addressed the speakers by their names as he asked some fabulously funny and enlightening questions.
The evaluators were thoughtful in their feedback of the presentations. Martin was the timer. All in all, it was fun to visit Mearsk and Toasting on the Farm Toastmasters. President Tina thanked all of the guests that came and was pleased to have a good attendance at the meeting.

Karen Seeman
(201) 247-0556
(201) 541-1799
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March 2nd 2011TM of Westfield Club
Bob McCabe
Anne Baker
Robin Patric, Victor Prasad
Robin Patric
(908) 823-9001

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January 24th 2011Northern Stars Advanced
Brian Cort
Keri Oleniach
Bill Hood

Four Members of Northern Stars attended the 1/24 Hunterdon Speak Easy meeting, including Pam Winter who is a member of both clubs. It was a night for guests to shine - in addition to Northern Stars there were at least SIX other guests at the meeting! The meeting was smoothly run and lots of fun, and the guests were all enthusiastic about a return visit.

Northern Stars now holds the gavel. We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of every month, from 7-9pm at Verizon Headquarters in Basking Ridge. Come and be our guest!

Brian Cort
(973) 543-4607
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January 24th 2011Northern Stars Advanced
Brian Cort
Keri Oleniach
Bill Hood

Four Members of Northern Stars attended the 1/24 Hunterdon Speak Easy meeting, including Pam Winter who is a member of both clubs. It was a night for guests to shine - in addition to Northern Stars there were at least SIX other guests at the meeting! The meeting was smoothly run and lots of fun, and the guests were all enthusiastic about a return visit.

Northern Stars now holds the gavel. We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of every month, from 7-9pm at Verizon Headquarters in Basking Ridge. Come and be our guest!

Brian Cort
(973) 543-4607
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October 13th 2010Hunterdon Speak Easy Club
Cyndi Wilson
Mary Ott
Karen Leff
Mary Ott
(908) 255-2411
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June 16th 2010Speakers Corner Toastmasters Club
Chris Martinson
Bob Pactwa
Mark Schell
Christine Esangbedo


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June 1st 2010Northern Stars Advanced
Brian Lin
Tom Somers
Paul Scharf
Steven Lord
(862) 432-8065

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May 22nd 2010Jim Friend Toastmasters
Jim Samuel
Tom Friend
Connie Yu
Jim Samuel
(908) 316-3957

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April 27th 2010Storytelling Club
Alex Nazario
Nick DeMonte
John Stribling
Alex Nazario
(973) 581-1933
(973) 452-4921
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January 26th 2010Murray Hill Speakers Club
Andrew Smith, Esq.
Amanda Salvarani
David LaBruno

After holding the gavel for less than 6 days, Cosmopolitan Toastmasters was raided by three members of their sibling club, Murray Hill Speakers at Alcatel-Lucent in Murray Hill, NJ. Amanda Salvarani gave an excellent evaluation of Speaker #1, and MHSC President Andrew Smith addressed the meeting with a message of friendship and camaraderie. The fourth member of MHSC at the meeting was Brian Cort, who is also a member of Cosmopolitan, so he was both raider and raidee. Brian gave Evaluation #2.

MHSC meets on the First, Third, and Fifth Wednesdays of every month at 600-700 Mountain Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974. It's an awesome club! Come see us!

Andrew Smith, DTM, President


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January 20th 2010Cosmopolitan Toastmasters Club
Brian Cort & Jorge Aguilar
Tom & Olga Hance
Roopa Rudrapatna

FIVE Members of Cosmopolitan Toastmasters, plus one Junior member Andre Hance, Age 8, raided the Northern Stars meeting on Wednesday January 20 and made off with the Gavel, despite menacing words from Steve Lord, Northern Stars' President and noted authority on Alien Abduction. The Toastmaster was Brian Cort, who being a member of both Cosmopolitan and Northern Stars, was in the unusual position of being both Raider and Raidee. Jorge Aguilar gave the invocation, Olga Hance served as Timer, Tom Hance as Grammarian, and Roopa Rudrapatna gave the Joke of the Day, Word of the Day, and served as evaluator #2B - Content.

The meeting was a rousing success, and revolved around the theme "GROWTH!" Northern Stars is an advanced club that is superbly well run, and welcomes all Toastmasters to visit its meetings on 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at 435 South Street in Morristown from 7-9pm. As an Advanced Club, NS requires that all of its members continue to be members in their home clubs. Come join us!

Sophia Tsai, President
(908) 582-5235
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December 15th 2009Northern Stars Advanced
Steve Lord
Paul Scharf
Fran Mann & Brian Cort

Four members of Northern Stars attended a superbly run meeting of NYLIM Toastmasters and successfully made off with the Traveling Gavel on Tuesday, December 15. Fran Mann and Steve Lord both served as speech evaluators, Paul Scharf served as timer, and Brian Cort gave a speech on the virtues of membership in an Advanced Club such as Northern Stars (which meets the 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Wednesday of every month at UPS, 435 South Street in Morristown (note - no meeting 12/16 due to officer training at Verizon, and the 12/30 meeting will be at George & Martha's Restaurant on Morris Avenue in Morristown)

Steve Lord


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July 14th 2009Warren County Toastmasters
Bill Watras
Jim Birnbaum
Steve Lord

The District 83 Traveling Gavel may be 6 inches longer than it was just the other day. At the conclusion of the NYLIM Toastmasters meeting on July 14th a kerfuffle broke out and the Meandering Mallet was subjected to a tug-o-war. Stalwart NYLIM members refused to yield and marauding Hackettstown Toastmasters became physical. Tempers had flared earlier when Hackettstown VP-E Jim Birnbaum, serving as Topicmaster of the NYLIM meeting, called NYLIM President Don Osmanski a milksop for going 59 seconds on a Table Topic. Later, Hackettstown President Bill Watras, serving as Ah-Counter, cited NYLIM member John Peterson for 137 ahs and the benches cleared. Caught in the middle of the Great Gavel Grab was Lois Steward, Immediate past President of the Hackettstown club AND current VP-Education of the NYLIM club. In the melee Steward was "hammered" senseless and trampled to death underfoot. NYLIM Toastmasters is accepting applications for VP-Education.

Jim Birnbaum
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Club Anniversaries This Month

Charter DateClub NameAnniversary
July 15th 2015Talk of MonmouthCelebrating 7 Year Anniversary
July 1st 1996Jersey Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 26 Year Anniversary
July 2nd 2018Hudson County Community CollegeCelebrating 4 Year Anniversary
July 24th 2018Rutgers 33KB Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 4 Year Anniversary

Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel is currently at Jersey Toastmasters Club. Captured on March 15th 2022.
Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club.

1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Jenny Yin E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Get three members of your club to attend the meeting of the club that currenly has the gavel.
3. Particpate in the meeting.
4.Submit form with details about the meeting. Click Here to Submit Gavel Capture
5.Proudly display the virtual traveling gavel on your club website.

Transfer of the physical traveling gavel is suspended until further notice.