Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Toastmasters Meeting: Full of Porky Goodness

Can you believe that last evening was the penultimate meeting of our Toastmasters Club for the year 2010. We may well ask where has this year gone???

The evening , as usual , was most enjoyable with a warm welcome extended to the members present and to Rachel, a guest of Rhonas.

During the Exco reports a well deserved presentation of her Toastmaster badge was made to Mimi Makupula by Louise Solomons. Mimi has completed her CC5 speech in her Competent Communicator Manual.

President Glenis then handed over to our Toastmaster for the evening., Denise Pudney. However before handing over to Denise ,Glenis extended heartiest congratulations to Denise on her 60th birthday to which the members responded by singing Happy Birthday.

Denise had a humorous theme for the evening, which was the difference between the thinking of a man and a woman.

Table Topics was presented by Mimi, which involved the participants receiving a picture of an animal and naming it by a different name and giving reasons for that name change. The winner of the Table Topics for his description of a little pig as “porky goodness” was Nicholas Mitchell.

Chenielle Badenhorst, who presented her CC2 speech entitled “Moving House,” gave some hilarious insights and also suggestions on how to prepare to move house and some essential items required.

Quinton Jacobs presented a folk tale from the advanced story telling manual entitled “ The Judgement of the Baboon”.

Marianah Lourens gave on educational on Goal Setting and Planning, which explained how members can achieve their Competent Leader award.

The Toast of the Day to “Frail Care” was ably done by Debbie Stephenson.

Special mention must be given to Rhona Murchie, who gave her first evaluation on the CC2 speech presented by Chenielle. Well done Rhona!!

The General Evaluation for the evening was done by Antoinette Baatjes,which was as usual efficiently presented.

The Top Toastie Award was awarded to Rickie Woods, who remains a very loyal member of Algoa Toastmasters despite being in pain from a back injury.

A sensus was done at the meeting and it was voted upon that the club would use Caritas Care Centre as their meeting place from the New Year. More details re this will follow at a later stage.

A date to remember is the Saturday 11th Dec which will be the Christmas Party to be held at Westview Village Hall at 6.30 for 7. This will be in the form of a fun filled evening and all members attending are requested to bring a plate of eats.

Once again a wonderful, enjoyable evening was had by all present.

Take care,stay safe and see you all at the Christmas Party on the 11th Dec.

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