Toastmaster was Mo Yakubu. It was his first time as Toastmaster. He led the meeting extremely well and professionally.
Mark Smith was the grammarian and his word of the day was “Science” – eggs would great with corned beef and rice – experimentation is science is the essence of expansion of knowledge.
First speaker was Brent Chatterton and he spoke on “Building with Timber” – introduced us his to his building firm and the regeneration benefits of using timber as a building product. Its characteristics, versatility and thermal qualities were covered. His examples and visuals were a compelling endorsement of timber use in building.
Vivien Cowey was the second speaker. This was her 10th speech in the Competent Communicator manual to motivate her audience. Her topic was “Who is Maddie Collins?” Maddie was 12 years old and is loved by her extended family and loves life and others. She has a special challenge – kidney disease. – with its invasive interventions since age 4. Vivien took us through Maddie’s amazing medical journey but it was her desire to have a normal teenage life. Vivien has now achieved her Competent Communicator Award, well done.
The 3rd speaker was John Macvicar who did his speech as a “Radio Interview”, interviewed by Garry Musson. John is a pain physician with a particular interest in overcoming lumber pain and procedures. Spine Intervention Society of which he is the current president. He described the procedure – like an epidural injection but these injections are into the spinal nerve to cover of shooting pain relief in the legs. Avoids the need for surgery and its complications. John also covered the role the Society. This was in instructive and informative speech.
Terelle Hegarty ran a great impromptu session – socially scientifically savy topics!!
Rodney Ford as General Evaluator and did a superb review of the meeting.