Post written by Moira Beaton DTM, Vice President Public Relations
Five members of the club committee attended a 4 hour club officer training session in Glasgow yesterday. They were Brian Duffy, President; Stephen Dix VPE; Ritchie Brown VPM; David Dick Treasurer; and Moira Beaton VPPR.
Kevin Lee, Area 30 Governor and Waverley Communicators member produced a magnificent birthday cake during the break for my birthday which was the day before.
It was a feather-light sponge, layered with whipped cream and topped with kiwis, lychees, peaches and strawberries. Thank you Kevin!
The training was organised by Southside Speakers in Glasgow and facilitated by Kevin as Area Governor.
All over the world, club officers meet twice yearly for training.
It’s a good chance to also exchange ideas and information, catch up on Area and District news and meet fellow officers.
I had intended to take a group photograph of the Waverley Communicators team but in my excitement, I forgot.
So, here is a photograph of me cutting the cake with Area 30 club officers milling around in the background trying to pretend they are not really interested in the cake but after the break, there wasn’t a crumb left.
As I cut the cake and blew out the candles, everyone sang Happy Birthday.
This was recorded by Chris Copeland of Glasgow Toastmasters who has promised to send me the recording. But, don’t worry, I won’t upload it in another blog post.
After the training, Brian kindly gave Ritchie, David and me a lift back to Edinburgh.
A torrential downpour met us on the M8 and lightning, crackling directly overhead, followed the car for several miles.
We were all very relived to reach Edinburgh where we were greeted by blue skies and sunshine.