The Algoa Toastmasters Club gathered for a celebration on the evening of the 24th of June 2016 at the PE Women’s Club Summerstrand. The club celebrated its 56th Induction Dinner and it was an “auspicious” event filled with warmth and love. The evening kick started with a call to order by Waven Korkie followed by a warm welcome by Angie Kivido (President 2015/2016).
MC Colleen Love: Photograph by Deborah Stephenson
The MC for the evening was Collen Love who kept us entertained and informed us of what lay ahead during the evening. The food was absolutely delicious Tuna Mousse for Starters, followed by Beef and Yorkshire Pudding and vegetables as the main course. Last but not least Lemon Meringue for dessert.
In true Toastmasters style, there was a guest speaker for the evening, Riga Vermaak who herself used to be a Toastmaster graced the stage as the guest speaker for the evening. She educated us on what real food is and highlighted the importance of understanding and knowing what we put into our bodies. Following Riga’s speech it was time for the presentation of the 2015/2016 awards. Congratulations to the following Toastmasters received awards for year 2015/2016.
Toastmasters Awards winners 2015/2016: Photograph by Deborah Stephenson
Marianah Lourens - Community Service Award
Roger Ah Kun - Most Improved Speaker
Zikona Mfingwana - Toastmaster Of The Year
Reinhardt Botha - Most Improved Evaluator
Zanele Hartmann -Most Enthusiast Toastmaster
Tom Horne - The Mentorship Award
The final segment of the evening was the induction of Club Executive Officers for the year 2016/2017 by Tom Horne.
Angie Kivido and Reinhardt Botha (Immediate Past President and President): Photograph by Deborah Stephenson
The new President Reinhardt Botha made a very insightful speech and what stood out most from his speech was when he said, “In Toastmasters I found a place where everybody wants to learn”
Let us continue to Learn, let us continue to Teach, and let us continue to Lead.
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