Monday, July 27, 2015
Once aga in we had a large group in attendance for our July 21 meeting with Marion, our VP of Membership, acting as Toastmaster. We had excellent participation with three speeches, table topics ,and a joke of the day.
The three evaluators presented their views of each speech with skill and the general evaluator, Nandini , shared her thoughts with enthusiasm. Reports from the ah-counter, grammarian and timer were followed by Ayanna leading us though the Quizmasters questions. Everyone eagerly participated.
Friday, July 17, 2015
We had a large group of twenty plus members and guests to chat about "summer food" and even some discussion about our favorite cool down drinks during this past heat wave. Mark did an tremendous job as Toastmaster, keeping us on task and time, and adding humour throughout the July 14 meeting.
We are excited to have three new members with varying backgrounds to add interesting speeches to our agendas. We look forward to their Ice Breaker presentations.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
We had a rip-roaring meeting on July 7, 2015 as we celebrated with a Stampede Theme. Many members dressed the part with hats and boots as we brought some country to the Parkdale Community Centre. Sheriff Stephen did an excellent job keeping the cowpokes on schedule and filling in interesting Stampde trivia throughout. Introductions moved around the room with talk about our favorite parts of the Calgary Stampede and I was amazed how often food was mentioned. I was nice to have our guests, Mamadou, Kenneth and Jasmine participate and share their feedback on us.
JianLi and Julie entertained us with well prepared speeches, How I Came To Be Here (CC#1) and Plan For Your Future (CC#2) respectively.
Marion did an excellent job of our two new member inductions. I am pleased to say that Igniters has received a Talk up Toastmasters ribbon for achieving 5 new member in Feb & March 2015. Come for a visit as we have even more guests who have joined as they see the value of Toastmasters!
We rounded out our meeting with excellent evaluations and reports from our volunteers.
YaHoo see you next week.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Way to go Stephen and Marion! District 42 (AB & Sask) recognized them for achieving their Competent Communicator. This is the first manual of ten speeches. Thanks to Nandini for an awesome presentation explaining their successes and what new-comers need to do to achieve this accomplishment.