Meeting #89: Entertaining, informative and inspiring

Wednesday night’s meeting was entertaining, informative and inspiring. The three prepared speeches were “all of the above” thanks to Yosef, Michael and Peter. Special mention to Steven for the interesting reading on the age of supermarket apples!

Aaron was presented with his Competent Communicator (CC) award – well done Aaron; I received my 5-speech award; and we inducted new member Peter. Always lovely to have Area Director Mia Cong visiting the club too.

We all know we’re lucky to have David Fisher as our Club President – but particularly because David is an endorsed candidate for the position of International Director of Region 12. The election for the role will be held at the International Convention in Washington DC in August, and David is busy preparing. During Wednesday’s meeting we were given a sneak peek into some examples of his candidate responses in Q&A format. It’s an honour to have such a skilled and experienced Toastmaster lead our club and mentor our members, and we wish David all the best in the lead up to DC! 

Huge thanks to Margrit for being such a significant support in helping the club meetings run smoothly during this busy time – we’re grateful for your hard work.

Our committee will meet next week, then our next club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10 August 2016.

Have a great weekend
Belinda

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