Thursday, November 1, 2012

Public Speaking Northwest Celebrates Halloween with Table Topics!

Imagine a toastmaster Halloween meeting about witches, werewolves, and the full moon. I’ll share our spooky fun with pictures in a moment.

Toastmaster Barb welcomed Yanhong, Jan Z., Tracy, Juliet, Tom, Jamie, Kate, Jan S., Jerry, Mihaela, Pierce, Casey, Kyle, Ana, Jean, and guest, Joanne.

Each member had two and one-half minutes of Table Topic time to speak off the cuff and add to the following story.

The Halloween Story

Toastmaster Jean, also known as Matilda, the witch, lost her lovely puppy, Wolfy, also known as Griffey. He was cursed by the most evil werewolf of all to become a wicked werewolf too. Wolfy could only be saved if members tossed their spiders, lizards, and snakes into the caldron which was placed in the center of the table.
The Caldron

Those who missed the caldron had to howl at the moon as Wolfy’s claws, fur, and fangs grew longer. There were lots of misses and Wolfy began to morph into a werewolf with each passing minute.

The members who aimed well were supported by everyone chanting from William Shakespeare:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.

Joanne, Jan S., Kate, Jamie, Tracy, and Casey aimed well to help make the precious potion in the caldron an antidote for Wolfy.

Here are the pictures from our Open House Halloween Party:

The Tasty Treats Organized by Kate with Joanne in the Lead  


Ana, Our First Speaker!


Jan Z.

Jan S.



Juliet, Tom, and Jamie

Yanhong, Our Timer
Tom, the Werewolf

Big Gigglers, Yanhong and Tracy

Ending with More Tasty Treats and Conversations

 Our photographer was Mihaela. Thanks for doing such a great job!

Our Photo of the Day!

News You Can Use!
Our District 2 Fall Conference will be on Saturday, November 10th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. District Conferences are exciting, fun, and educational. Sign up at:


If you'd like to join us for polishing your presentations, developing leadership skills, and making friends, we welcome you.
We meet every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 PM. You'll find us at the Seattle Times Building in Bothell, Washington ~ 19200 120th Avenue NE. Feel free to bring your lunch.

To find out more contact: Emery Jordan at: (206) 235-1356

That's All Folks,



Jean Tracy, DTM   


  1. Relaxing, laughing, practicing our table topic skills, and feasting makes this club the fun place to learn.

    Jean Tracy, MSS

  2. Food, costumes, smiles,, I missed a great party!

  3. I have not missed that much fun since I started working fulltime. No joke I really miss the club and its membership. Thanks for the recap and pictures.

  4. Jean, marvelous selection of photos to showcase!
    Thanks for the great work, Mihaela.
    We definitely missed Ken & Emery, but in true Toastmaster spirt, had a WONDERFUL time anyway.

  5. You did your part to make it a great party, Barb. Thanks for all the decorations.