31 January 2014

Sergeant at Arms Kevin Cusack got us warmed up with some voice exercises before Toastmaster Kelvin Newman took to the floor. The theme this week was ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ and Kelvin peppered the morning with though-provoking quotes and thoughts about what constitutes happiness. Grammarian Deb McAlpine presented the word of the day…OOZE, and explained a…

Last meeting of 2013

Boaters Toastmasters meeting 722 Meeting report by Frank Ansell, Club President. This was the last Boaters Toastmasters meeting for 2013 held on Friday 13 2013. David Cooper was Toastmaster of the Day and chose the theme ‘So this is Christmas’ for the meeting. Prior to the meeting, I had suggested the theme be ‘Friday the…

Meeting 29 November 2013

An amazing 26 people attended last week’s Boaters Toastmasters Friday morning meeting and were treated to a truly first class morning! Rachel Walton was our Toastmaster and the theme was ‘Time Travel’. Rachel spoke abut the movie ‘About Time’ and asked us to think about “What would we go back and change?” “What would we…

Humorous Contest

Boaters Toastmasters held their Humorous Contest on Friday. The level of talent was impressive, the range of topics was wide, the laughs were many…just another fun filled morning at Boaters! Brent Ruru was our ‘test’ speaker. Congratulations to all who entered: John Kelly, Frank Ansell, Alan Calder, David Clarkson, Tom Downs, Rodney Ford, Alana Bogart,…

Boaters meeting 2 August 2013

Wow, what a fabulous morning…28 people attended this week’s Boaters meeting! Dennis kicked us off as Sergeant at Arms. David was Toastmaster, returning after 2 months travelling in Europe. The theme for the week was ‘surprises’ Grammarian Colin challenged us to really listen and to particularly look out for interesting turns of phrase, something which…

Meeting 703 July 12 2013

Pauline kicked off the meeting as Sergeant at Arms, and introduced our Toastmaster for the day, Deb. Deb introduced us to the theme for the day, wealth. Throughout the meeting, Deb enlightened us with quotes and challenges about what constitutes wealth. It was great to welcome so many guests to the meeting…Brent F, Jerome, Brent…