Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 25, 2016 - Theme: Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures

Barb was the Toastmaster for the day and the theme was Urban Adventures. Barb and her husband, Robert, have gone on many urban explorations and she showed us how you can create interesting adventures anywhere and any time.     

We started off the meeting with Amritha calling on our newest members and inviting their mentors to be part of a welcoming ceremony!
New members and mentors

Our first speaker was Anton who gave his Ice Breaker speech. Anton shared his experience as a child in Romania and his love of the libraries there. We also learned why he loves math. Even those of us who don't love math gained a new appreciation for it!


Our second speaker was Jung. Her speech was entitled "National Park," and she began it by singing, "America the Beautiful." She had everyone's full attention! She continued by sharing her deep love of our national parks and her work as a park volunteer. Jung provided a snapshot of where the national parks are located, their historical beginnings and more. Jung won best speaker. 


Our third speaker was Warren. His speech was entitled, "Birds of a Feather Flock Together." Using the unique approach of acting out a scenario, Warren showed us how to invite others to explore Toastmasters in a natural and effective way. Julie assisted in the scenario as the invitee. 
Warren and Julie

Our evaluators for the day were: Randy, Anisha and Amritha.  
Our Table Topics theme 
was "Reacting to Things We See," led by Robert and the participants were: Amritha, Janet and Lynne

The General Evaluator for this meeting was Kathy. The Timer was Jean, the Ah Counter was Julie and the Grammarian was Nancy.

In attendance were Attendance: Amritha, Anisha, Anton, Barb, Grace,  Janet, Jim, Julie, Jung, Kathy, Lynne, Mercedes, Nancy C, Nancy L,  Randy, Robert,  and Warren. We had one guest.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy LaJambe, Secretary
Public Speaking Northwest #9406

1 comment:

  1. I missed the last meeting, Nancy. Your minutes/blog helped me see how terrific it was. Thanks for the great information and outstanding pictures.