Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 12, 2013 Theme:Black Friday

Today was extra special because several of our new members accomplished their "firsts".  It was Sravanthi's first time as Toastmaster.  Linda's first as Grammarian. Maria gave her Icebreaker; her 1st presentation from the CL manual. Lastly, but still her first, Sophia was our Humorist.

As TM Sravanthi chose Black Friday as our theme. This is the biggest shopping day of the year. This year Sravanrhi will not only be shopping for herself and her husband, but also for their baby due to arrive in Spring.  Sravanthi used humor and trivia to make this theme fun for all of us.

Kimberly was our first speaker today.  She gave her third presentation from the CC manual.  The title of her talk was Mindfulness.  Kimberly gave us a brief history of the practice, its benefits to our health and well being and suggestions on how we can use it in our daily lives.

Our second speaker Maria completed her Icebreaker titled The King's Descendants.  Through this talk Maria traced her ancestry back to King Reygodos of Spain. Maria gave a royal presentation without using notes!

Though it was a meeting full of firsts for many, everyone learned something new.  The beauty of our meetings is that we learn and grow together.  Come grow with us next week.

Special Note:  There will be no meeting November 26th.


  1. One thing I really enjoyed about today’s meeting was its spirit. The speakers were well-prepared and the members were engaged.

  2. The speeches were great. Congratulations to all those who did a role for the first time.

  3. It was a fun meeting, I enjoyed and learned from the speehes. Congrats to all the Firsts!!