“Be Prepared” Meeting September 14, 2016

Mansion Toastmasters Club, Rotary Centre, Burlington, theme for the evening was “Be Prepared” 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.

Marisa F. our ASA for the evening began the meeting and introduced our Chair for the evening, Shelley O. 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 Lorraine D. 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, Marianne M.

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

Doug F. did an excellent job on presenting his most heart felt and intriguing speech. Mansion Toastmasters Members provided their comments and no vote for Best Speaker was required since we only had one speaker for the evening. Steven S. also provided an excellent evaluation on the delivery of Doug F. speech along with a couple of tips on how to improve. Mansion Toastmasters provided their comments on Steven S. evaluation presentation and again no vote for Best Evaluator was required since there was one evaluator.

Awards of the Evening were presented to Paul M. for winning “Best Table Topic” Speaker and ribbon were presented to both Doug F. and Steven S. for a job well done.

“Spirit of the Mansion” was presented to Gary F. for representing Mansion Toastmasters Club at the Niagara Fall Toastmasters Conference for the Humorous Speech International Contest.

Rob C. again reminded everyone that the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests will be held at the Mansion Toastmasters Club on September 28, 2016.

Our Chair, Shelley O. adjourned the evening promptly at 9:30pm. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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