The Traveling Gavel

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District 46 Traveling Gavel

Have fun, meet new people, share the Toastmaster’s experience.

The Traveling Gavel began its journey at the home club of the District Director. From there, it’s up to you and your fellow Toastmasters to help it wend its way throughout the District.

Northern Westchester Toastmasters #3797112, Yorktown Heights, NY, captured the Traveling Gavel on December 13, 2016

The NWTM Bandits #1, #2, #3 and #4 invaded Hudson River Toastmasters on December 13th. The 13th was not HRT lucky day as they lost possession of District 46 nomadic novelty known as THE TRAVELING GAVEL! Our bandits told jokes, evaluated and generally evaluated to distract HRT and steal the mobil item.

NWTM will proudly display this power symbolizing item until such time another D46 Club challenges us. Who Dares?

To capture the Gavel from this club contact Helena Rodriguez, (914) 441-0132, (914) 471-6508
Click to view meeting and contact information for this club.

The History

It all started back in the time of Regional Conferences in the summer of 2008. District 53 launched one in each of their divisions. They had so much fun with them – one club set out to capture all of them – that they made one for each district in the region and gave one to D46 at a regional conference. They did it with a lot of fanfare, beeping bicycle horns and a big monster gavel cart.

The Objectives

  • Encourage joint Toastmaster Club meetings
  • Share talents and knowledge of communication and leadership
  • Extend the fellowship of Toastmasters

The Process

  1. Three (or more) Toastmaster members, from the same club, visit the target club that currently holds the Traveling Gavel. Please call ahead to announce your intent to visit and offer to help with the program.
  2. The visiting Toastmasters must participate in the target club’s meeting in some way.
  3. The visiting Toastmasters ‘Capture’ the Traveling Gavel at the end of the meeting. They sign and date the Gavel Log, and take the captured Traveling Gavel and Gavel Log for display at their home club’s next meeting.
  4. As soon as the Traveling Gavel is captured, the visiting Toastmasters must announce the Gavel’s new place of residence on this website.
  5. The Traveling Gavel and Gavel Log will be displayed at each subsequent club meeting, or until it is captured by visiting Toastmasters from another club.
  6. Clubs may capture the gavel more than once, but a club may not capture the gavel right back from the club that captured it from them.

If your club has captured the Gavel, click to record the new location of the Traveling Gavel.

Clubs Capturing the Traveling Gavel
DateClub Number & NameVisiting Members
December 13, 20163797112 Northern Westchester Toastmasters, Yorktown Heights, NYAnne Sarles, David Bonino, Sami Rodriguez, Helena Rodriguez
September 26, 20168558 Hudson River Toastmasters, Ossining, NYRalph Quintero, Dianne Marino, Tom Marino
April 26, 20161526129 FactMasters, New York, NYJennifer Cockrell, Matt Dyson, Dmitry Misherov, Jamin Ma
April 6, 20163313240 Advanced Debaters, New York, NYJay Son, Bernadette Sebzda, Cathe McGowan, Julio Guerrero, Janet Forest, Alice Qin, Diana Beck, Rafael Ovalle
November 7, 20151012 MINY Toastmasters, New York, NYShari Perkins, Milton Valentine, Yosjaira Matos
October 7, 20158685 Queens Best Club, Elmhurst, NYRobinson Chin, Mark LaVergne, Steve Chen, Jason Lu, Ena Wu, Peter Ng, Barbara Lee
September 8, 20158131 Bay Ridge Toastmasters, Brooklyn, NYBob Bowes, Robert Guddahl, Boris Yakubov, Metodi Penchev, Frank Zambrano
July 1, 2015595443 Douglas Elliman, New York, NY