Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 1, 2016 - Theme: After Halloween Fun

After Halloween Fun

We had a full house!  Amritha was the Toastmaster for the day and the theme was "After Halloween Fun". Amritha regaled us on her first time trick or treating with her kids and what that was like for them as a fun, new adventure. 

Since this was a special party format, the focus was on Table Topics: "Come to Your Senses."  There were four Table Topics Masters who challenged us to speak to a topic that related to one of the five senses.

We had a delicious assortment of food and treats and fun decorations brought by club members. Several guests came to see what Toastmasters was all about and experience the unique personality of Public Speaking Northwest!

Nancy C. had participants identify a mystery smell or aroma and to weave a tale or impression of it into a speech. Her speakers were: Nancy L, Anisha, Tobias, Anton and Nidhi.

Anton chose pictures of animated and fictional characters and invited the speakers to speak off the cuff about each. His participants were: Jim, Uliana, Mercedes and Nancy C

Uliana selected a variety of famous spoken lines from movies and asked the Table Topics volunteers to share their thoughts or memories upon hearing them. Her speakers were Robert, Tobias, Dave (guest) and Lynne.
Nancy C. and Barb

blindfolded the lucky participants and asked them to talk about the unseen item they chose while trying to discern what it was! 

Her intrepid participants were: Nancy L., Nancy C., Kyoko (guest) and Becky (guest).

The GATE team: The Grammarian was Kathy and the word of the day was "Astound." Warren was the Timer. Nancy L. was the General Evaluator.
In attendance were
: Amritha, Anisha, Anton, Barb, Becky, Jim, Julie, Jung, Kathy, Lynne, Mercedes, Nancy C, Nancy L, Nidhi, Robert, Tobias and Warren (17). Our guests were: Dave, Kyoko, Liqaa, and Midori (4).

Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy LaJambe, Secretary

Public Speaking Northwest



  1. What a terrific sounding meeting! I'm sorry I missed it. Toastmasters is such a fun way to learn public speaking and leading.
    Thank you, Nancy. I loved all the pictures too.

  2. Very well captured Nancy, you included so many pictures, that was really nice.