EGG captured by Tri-County Toastmasters Feb 1!

Tri-County Toastmasters captured the Elusive Gilded Gavel from Hutchinson Toastmasters II on October 26!

Tri-County Toastmasters, Club #5053, Area 35, Division D (Prairie) meets every Friday 6:45 am Central time

Meeting Location:

Watertown City Hall

309 Lewis Ave. S.
Watertown, MN 55388

United States

How to visit the club: Enter the south door, where you will also find the parking lot. We meet in the first room on the right.

From Left to Right: Tri-County Toastmasters – Jane, James, Deb Olson (not pictured: Victoria & JoLynn); Hutchinson II Toastmasters – Bob, Enrique, Kay, Breanna, Heather (not pictured: Suzanne, David, Steven, Cory, John, Jamie, Cory, Andrew, Bob, Raymond)

Although the Vikings didn’t quite make it to the Super Bowl competition this year, Tri-County Toastmasters brought home the REAL trophy by acquiring the Elusive Gilded Gavel from the Hutchinson II Toastmasters on the bright, crisp morning of February 1, 2018. Five members of Tri-County, already accustomed to early morning meetings, were welcomed by the members of Hutchinson II (despite our marauding intentions) and were treated to an hour of inspiration, information, and humor. It was a well-attended and well-organized meeting including some elements we will consider adding to our own agenda.

At the end of the meeting, Hutchinson II President Enrique Villagomez was ready to graciously and honorably hand over the EGG to Tri-County President Deb Olson, but the 14 other members of his club put up a fight, some of whom you can see in the above photo. Tri-County prevailed, despite being outnumbered 3 to 1!

We will savor our victory as long as possible, but we welcome any and all challengers!


Debra Olson:



The Gavel Explained for a description, the capture rules and the form to submit your Capture Story.

The Gavel Travels for the history of club hosting.

EGG FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions about the EGG toss as well as club hosting metrics.

Due to the recent identified issue that the capture story form did not deliver to the current EGG master correctly, we advise you to save a copy of the form prior to the submission. The EGG master will respond to you upon receiving by email. If you do not receive a confirmation within the next 24 hours or so, please email the EGG master along with the form information and picture. We will then update the pages accordingly.