Club Meeting 12th July 2012

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM – VPPR Waverley Communicators

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Eileen and Stephen discussing the new banner?

What one great thing would you dare to dream, if you knew you could never fail?

Our members and guests wanted to, amongst other things, climb the north face of the Eiger, swim round the world and play golf with Tiger Woods – and beat him!  

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CLaire Dipnarine – Timer

Claire Dipnarine is our newest member and on Thursday she took on the Timer role for the first time. In fact, it was her first role ever. Well done, Claire!

Kevin Miller literally stepped in at the last minutes as Ah Counter (thank you, Kevin)

Paul Bailey was the Wordmaster/Grammarian with ‘kibosh’ and ‘scupper’ as his word (s) of the day. 

With the Humorous Speech Contest coming up in September, being the Jokemaster can help you practise pacing, pausing and punchlines. 

Ritchie Brown was the Jokemaster on Thursday and told a very funny joke involving cats. Why do cats always make us laugh?    

Richard McMahon was the first speaker.

Richard attended his first TM meeting in The Hague in 2009.  But it wasn’t until 2011 that he finally took the plunge and joined the organisation. He is now a member of Waverley Communicators Richard joined “to take on the challenge and gain the knowledge and skills to be able to give good speeches”. On Thursday, he delivered his CC3 – What A Price For A Cup Of Tea (evaluated by Graeme Buck). 

Kevin Lee was the second speaker. 

Kevin Joined Waverley Communicators this year after an ‘on-off relationship with Toastmasters since 1999’ and being a member of 4 different clubs in Malaysia and the UK.  He is this year’s Area 30 Governor.  Kevin is an advanced speaker and his speech was from the Speciality Speeches manual –Fantasised Events Appearing Real (evaluated by Neil MacLure). 

The third speaker was Stephen Dix, the club’s newly elected VPE. Stephen delivered an education session from The Successful Club Series about TMI’s education programme – Enjoyment, Entertainment and Education which just about sums up the club’s meetings. 

Rob Giddings from Haymarket Toastmasters was the Table Topics Master and Eileen Scott evaluated the speakers in a record breaking 3 minutes! 

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Brian Duffy, Club President

Brian Duffy, the new Club President, was the General Evaluator and gave a round up evaluation of the whole evening.

I was the Toastmaster of the Evening and even managed to snap a few photos during the interval and at the end of the meeting.  Thank you to everyone who posed and allowed me to take their photo and gave permission to publish them on the blog. 

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