Nancy was the Toastmaster for the day and she started our meeting with music and funky glasses and hat. During the meeting we tossed spongy balls and danced to the Twist by Chubby Checker in the spirit of having fun, being playful and stepping outside our comfort zones.
Our first speaker was Jim. His speech was entitled "Faith, Doubt, Mystery: A Catholic Journey," and he read us the prologue from his own, published book. He drew us into this monodrama with the thoughtful topic and vocal variety.
Our second speaker was Tobias. His humorous speech was entitled, "Merging in Traffic: Just Make a Decision," and he regaled us with stories of driving and his indecisive nemeses on the road. Tobias won Best Speaker of the day.
Randy got into the spirit of fun by standing on his chair to introduce himself as the Timer for the day and what his role meant for the meeting.
Jean and Amritha were our evaluators, Warren was our Master of Table Topics and Julie was our Humorist.
In attendance were Amritha, Anton, Barb, Jean, Jim, Julie, Jung, Lynne, Nancy L., Nidhi, Pauline, Randy, Robert, Tobias, Uliana and Warren. We had five honored guests!
Nancy LaJambe, Secretary
Public Speaking Northwest #9406