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Toastmasters will host open house in Wolfeboro on Oct. 25

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Moultonboro Toastmasters will be holding an open house gathering at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Medical Arts Education Center, Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro (Enter the hospital at the Emergency Department entrance and continue straight past the Emergency Department to the next entrance on the right.).

The club is a diverse group of local residents who have a common goal of improving the public speaking and leadership skills of all club members in a fun and supportive environment. During the open house, you will have a chance to experience a typical Toastmasters meeting, watch members and guests give impromptu responses to Table Topics questions, listen to two short prepared speeches, and then hear all of the speakers receive constructive evaluations of the night's presentations.

The evening will end with club members answering any questions regarding the Toastmasters program and the Moultonboro club. The event is free to the public. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The organization's membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

Moultonboro Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library. For more information about this event and the club, please visit http://1421383.toastmastersclubs.org/ . For more information, email Deb Kumpf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Leiterman

Moultonborough

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Very disappointed to learn Funspot won't be hosting Halloween party

To The Daily Sun,

Though I've only lived in Laconia for 10 years, I've always heard from my friends about Funspot's Halloween parties and how fun they were. I was finally able to go last year after Pumpkin Fest and even hung out with a couple of my friends there, playing the video games, and drinking cider, while being able to dress up in my costume. It was nice having a warm place to hang out after work and not feel silly for wearing a costume and being like a kid at Christmas again.

I was quite looking forward to going to their party again this year and taking my boyfriend with me since he hadn't been there in years.

I was disappointed when they announced they weren't having it this year. Initially I believed it was because of the clown incidents until I found out it was because of Pumpkin Fest. Since I knew I wouldn't be able to make the Mount Washington trip, I was looking forward to Funspot.

It saddens me to know they would cancel a decades-old tradition over a little competition. I would've thought they would've welcomed it. Especially if the Pumpkin Fest days are rainy or cold, and people just want to hang out indoors. So from one who enjoys Halloween fun to one who supplies it, I wish Funspot would change its mind.

Emily Martin
Laconia

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