“Being Persistent” Meeting October 5, 2016

Mansion Toastmasters Club, Rotary Centre, Burlington, theme for the evening was “Being Persistent” theme. Each of members who attended this evening had an opportunity to express what “Be Prepared” meant to them personally through various impromptu talks and through their assigned roles.

Chris N. our ASA for the evening began the meeting and introduced our Chair for the evening, Marisa F. who acknowledged everyone including our guests and brought our attention to our agenda. She shared her thoughts and experiences on the theme and at the same time, kept things moving along with everyone who had specific roles assigned for the evening.

To begin, our a Toast was given by Marianne M. provided a humorous thought based on the theme “Be Prepared”.

The Table Topics session provided a excellent exercise for six random volunteered members to do a one minute impromptu talk on a hand selected topic given by the Table Topics Master for the evening, Sarah H.

The word of the evening was presented by our Grammarian Chris N.

Lise S. and Lorraine D. did an excellent job on presenting their most heart felt and intriguing speech. Mansion Toastmasters Members provided their comments and placed a vote for Best Speaker for the evening. Doug F. provided and excellent evaluation of Lise S.’s speech and Chris N. also provided an excellent evaluation on the delivery of Lorraine D.’s speech along with a couple of tips on how to improve. Mansion Toastmasters provided their comments on both Doug F. and Chris N. evaluation presentations and a vote for Best Evaluator for the evening.

Awards of the Evening were presented to Doug F. for winning “Best Table Topic” Speaker, “Best Speaker” Lorraine D. and Chris N. for “Best Evaluator for the evening.

“Spirit of the Mansion” was presented to the club for a great collaboration and effort in keeping within the set time for each role played out.

Our Chair, Marisa F. adjourned the evening promptly at 9:30pm. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

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