Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate-filled Meeting

Spirits were high during our last Igniters meeting as everyone in attendance was treated to several different kinds of scrumptious chocolate!
Thank you to the evening Toastmaster Malcolm, and to birthday girl Ksenjia, for both bringing in chocolate to share which definitely ignited the fun, community and creativity of our meeting.

Pictured here is guest Natalie holding our trophy given as award for winner of Table Topics as well as  Igniter member Nandini holding a special kind of trophy, a cacao pod! This dried cacao pod is where the cacao beans come from, which is what makes chocolate. As a chocolate-lover you can see how happy Nandini is!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Area Awards

Our Area Director, Ken visited our club in November to present some awards. 
Margret received her plaque for 1st place in the Area Humorous Speech Contest, Nandini received her plaque for 1st place in the Area Table Topics contest. The Club also received a certificate for 76% retention. 

Way to go Igniters!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Igniters at District Conference

Several members of the Igniters club had a fabulous time at the District Conference in Medicine Hat. 
They saw great Keynotes by World Champion of Public Speaking, Lance Miller as well as Monique Levesque-Pharoah who is International Director. 
They reported that the contests were excellent and the event was full of amazing people to meet.

I am sure we will be hearing about some of the gems and wisdom received over the next few meetings - looking forward to it!

In contest updates, at the conference Nandini gave a fabulous Table Topics Speech.

The Table Topics contest winners were:

3 - Jocelyn Hattie, High River Toastmasters 
2 - Anthony Sanni, MVP Advanced Toastmasters 
1 - Brad Smart, UR Toastmasters

Congratulations to all the competitors.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Congrats to 3 New Competent Communicators

During our meeting on November 7th both the current and past Club President of Igniters honoured 3 members with ribbons for completing the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.
This involved completing 10 speeches, which each of our 3 members had been working on over the last year in their own time and pace.

Congratulations to Malcolm, Yvonne and Margaret for completing this milestone in Toastmasters.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Igniters at Division Contest Nov 2017

Igniters did fantastic at the Division Contest! Nandini won the Table Topics contest. Ksenija won Rookie of the Year and Ellen won Toastmasters of the Year. Margaret was entertaining at Humorous Speech contest.  Several members attended the contest sharing the excitement. Nandini, Ksenija and Ellen will represent us at the District Conference,  let's all cheer them on.
November 10 - November 12
in Medicine Hat

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Igniters on Facebook

Igniters Toastmasters now has a Facebook Group page.

You can search Igniters Toastmasters in Facebook or simply follow the link here:

This page is a public page and we hope will offer our club more exposure to new guests and help grow our membership.
Anyone can use this page to share information, stories, video's speeches, testimonials related to Igniters Toastmasters.

Join the group if you are part of the club.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Igniting Winners

Igniters celebrated the success of many of club members during the Area contest

Congratulations go to: 

Margaret who won the Humorous Speech contest. 
Nandini who won the Table Topics contest. 
Ksenija who won Rookie of the Year.  
Ellen who won Toastmasters of the Year for 2016-2017. 

We had 8 club members attend the Area contest to cheer them all on. 

Margaret & Nandini will go on to represent us again at the upcoming Division Contest.
Good Luck Igniters!

Competitions are a great way to increase your public speaking and leadership skills not just as a contestant but also a volunteer and even as an audience member, because watching and listening to other speakers helps you learn. 

Thank you to all those who attended, volunteered and competed!

Details for the upcoming Division contest are:

Division E Humorous and Table Topics Contest

Monday October 276 - 9pm  
Meadowlark Park Community Hall | 623 – 58 Ave SW, Calgary, AB