Meeting #798 – 2 October 2015 – Evaluation Contest

Vivien and Alana made a great team on Friday morning, shepherding eight Boaters Members into the 2015 Evaluation Contest.  The confident and coordinated working of the organisation team (including Timers Alannah Vickery & Nathan Najib) prevented glitches and kept those pesky nerves to a minimum. Once again Boaters had the pleasure of welcoming our regular “anonymous judges”.  We’re…

Meeting 795 – 11 September 2015

Emma Hayes, Toastmaster of the day, shared a range of world records, cleverly matched to each meeting participants (kayaking, planking, kissing, fastest speed boat). Our scheduled speakers chose to motivate and inspire. Speaker 1 Brent Ruru delved into the treasure trove of personal experience gained while circumnavigating New Zealand with his good friend Max. Brent’s storytelling,…

Meeting #792 – 21 August 2015

Dr. Rodney Ford cheered our early-risers on today with the theme for Meeting #792 ‘Happiness’. Short on volume (but by no means quality), an unusually subdued presentation from Roydon Gibbs was nicely balanced by Grammarian Emma Hayes who introduced the word of the day “Cacophony” – used effectively by several speakers. Notable performances this morning…