Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dec. 16th Theme: Book/ CD exchange party

Today we had our end of year open house event- a book/ CD exchange party. Members brought in yummy food and special decorations to celebrate this delightful holiday season. Jim was our toastmaster.

 Lynne was our speaker today. She completed the 7th project from the Competent Communication Manual. Her topic was "Songs of The Season". During her speech, Lynne presented five well known Christmas songs and their interesting origins that many people are unfamiliar with. For example, the song "Jingle Bells" was originally created for Thanksgiving and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" was an advertising venture.

We had a round robin of table topics today. Jerry was our table topic master. Members brought pre-owned CD’s and books for other to choose. Each person had a great time picking one and telling everyone why he or she chose it.

We had three guests today, Justin A., Terry Schuler, and Hee Kim. They enjoyed our meeting very much and said they’d like to come back and join our regular meetings in the future. We welcome them and we hope everyone will have a great Christmas!


  1. It was fun! I always feel happy after one of our meetings. Even if you're week is not going well, your time at Toastmasters will lift your spirits. I think it's because we are friends helping friends succeed in speaking and leading.

  2. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (aka Dave) also made an appearance. What fun!