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El Paisano Spanish Discussion Group (formerly Toastmasters)
This past year, we decided to become completely independent of Toastmasters, International because we realized that most all of our members are at an age where we aren't interested in building personal resumés, and therefore the annual fees now charged by TM (increased to $90/year) had no real value for us. So, we no longer have any dues at all. We continue to follow the basic format of Toastmasters, in a slightly less formal way. People who have a knowledge of Spanish at any level are most welcome. We meet EVERY FRIDAY at Ortega's New Mexican Restaurant, 3617 Wyoming Blvd NE, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. The first 30 minutes are for socializing, and ordering and eating lunch. The meetings start promptly at 12:00 noon. Since we left Toastmasters, our old website is no longer available to us. We will be creating a new website soon, and will post that here as soon as it is up and running. In the meantime, if you are an existing member, you should be receiving our emails. If you haven't joined us before, it's not necessary to let us know you're coming, but we'd appreciate your letting us know via the response feature here on Meetup. Gracias por tu interés. ¡Esperamos que nos veamos en El Paisano!

Ortega's New Mexican Restaurant

3719 Wyoming Blvd NE · Albuquerque, NM

What we're about

Welcome to El Paisano Spanish Discussion Group. We were formerly a chapter of Toastmasters, International, but decided to part ways in 2017 due to ever increasing dues imposed by Toastmasters and the realization that our members are interested in Spanish discussion, but not resumé building. We no longer have any dues at all. All of our meetings are conducted in Spanish, and improvement in Spanish is as much a part of our mission as developing skills in public speaking.

Bienvenidos a El Paisano. Todas las juntas se conducen en español, y nuestra misión es tanto mejorar el español como desarrollar la capacidad de hablar en público.

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