Last Wednesday 8th March was International Women’s Day and our meeting was right on theme! I did my best to step into Chairman role as best I could – thanks for making it a fun and memorable meeting!
Always wonderful to see members step into roles at the last minute when called upon, and also to give their personal reviews – Tahseen with a point of view on cricket, and Rufina with her review of an autobiography by an Indian princess. Four brilliant prepared speeches, including wonderful icebreaker! What a fantastic start for Dilara’s manual projects.
Reminder: Our Area 24 contest is tomorrow night – and we are the host club! Would be great to have as many club members there in the audience as possible! Details in the flyer posted below – I look forward to seeing you there
Although I hope to see you all at the Newmarket Hotel tomorrow night for the contest (7pm sharp, don’t be late!), our next club meeting is Wednesday 22 March.
Cheers to all!
Vice President Public Relations
Wrap-up of last meeting #99 (25-Jan-2017)
With a toast to Australia Day and the proposed “Mate Day” (May 8) by Margrit, and the word of the day being “mettle”, we were set for a meeting that was full of character, strength and pride.
Club business by David included the Club leadership training, our upcoming International Speech Contest, as well as our club’s Speechcraft course planning. Table Topics were a challenge to pitch movie ideas to a Board of Directors (facilitated by Rachel Segal), proving an interesting challenge for us!
A joke about the policeman and the groom set the scene for the second half of meeting (thanks Iqbal for the chuckle!), then we were treated to two Icebreakers (well done Emil Danescu and Utku – in photos below, with Toastmaster Ursula), and a speech by visiting toastmaster Yvonne Chan.
Next meeting, meeting #100 (wow!) is scheduled for Wednesday 8 February – pop it in your diaries, and get excited!
– Belinda (Vice President Public Relations)
Wow what a Christmas meeting last Wednesday!
The Christmas spirit certainly flowed at our meeting last week. The picture collage below shows some special moments:
– Warmly welcoming our newest member Utku to the club;
– Getting to know Francis via his icebreaker and getting a glimpse into his life experience;
– Celebrating Michael’s hard-earned Competent Communicator award;
– Dirty Santa where we exchanged gifts and laughs. Collage shows Aaron & Victor proudly wearing their fancy festive props!
Well done to Steve for giving his 2nd speech from the Competent Communicator manual, an informative look back at Australia Post’s history and it’s humble beginnings.
The Christmas meeting also served as a farewell for Julian, who in a short time as a member has contributed so much to our meetings. Best of luck for a bright future back in Adelaide Julian!
Thanks to Aaron for organising and chairing, and of course Margrit and David as always for helping ensure everything is on track for success.
We now take a break over the festive period, with our next meeting scheduled for Wednesday 25th January 2017.
Wishing you all a safe and joyful Christmas – see you at our next meeting!