Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 Theme: Picnics

Jean was our Toastmaster today.  She chose picnics as the theme. Picnics are a great summer pasttime. Jean shared fond memories about her father and picnics. Jean even shared watermelon and cookies; her favorite picnic treats with us.

Anna was our first speaker today. She completed her Icebreaker. Anna shared with us the passion she has for her job with the IRS and her professional goals. Anna presented her talk without notes and had great poise. Well done Anna!

Robert completed his tenth speech in the CC manual! The title of his speech was Humorously Speaking. Robert explained the many benefits of humor that go way beyond entertainment. Belly laughs reduce stress and help with physical ailments. To prove his point Robert had all of us participating in laughing exercises. Robert taught us that though humor is funny, it seriously improves our physical and mental well being.

Today was especially exciting because with our new members we now qualify for President's Distinguished Club honors. Honors or not, our club is a place where everyone is welcomed and valued. Please join us.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 10, 2010 Theme: June

Robert was the Toastmaster today. He chose June as the theme. He shared with us the various holidays and celebrations that happen in June in the U.S. as well as around the world. He also noted June's flower, gemstones and astrological signs.

Barb was our first speaker. She completed project five in the Humorously Speaking manual. She gave a very funny speech about the excitement and fears she had when she became a Grandmother for the first time. By the time her talk was over, several of us were hoping Barb would be our adopted grandmother!

Kate was our second speaker today. She completed project two in the Entertaining Speaker manual. Kate told a sweet story about a little child playing baseball. She pointed out that we need to remember to act like a child sometimes. As children do we need to have fun, let ourselves dream and not over complicate things.

Unfortunately we did not have any guests join us today. Hopefully that will change next week. Know that guests are always welcome.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

June 3,2014 Theme: Cheese

Kathy was our Toastmaster today.  She chose "cheese" as the theme. She shared many interesting facts about cheese. Kraft created Velveeta on June 2, 1918.  Americans eat thirtyone  pounds of cheese per person per year. Pizza Hut uses 300 million pounds of cheese each year to make pizza.

Robert was our first speaker today.  He completed project 9 in the CC manual.  The title of his speech was " Finite and Infinite Games." He based his talk on a book by the same name written by James P. Carse. Robert discussed the difference between finite and infinite games. Life is the only example of an infinite game. Play it well and it can be a game changer.

Jean was our second speaker.  She completed project 2 in the CC manual.  The title of her talk was "Shake It Off."  Jean used audience participation to show us how we can move on and not dwell on our mistakes. Women especially have challenges with confidence. What we think creates positive and negative connections.  Positive thoughts combined with physical movement takes the 'monster" out of our mistakes.

We had two guests join us today.  Gabriella and Sue learned about our club from Meetup.  Guests are always welcome.  We hope you will join us next week.