Food Report 15th July

We had a small but perfectly formed Toastmasters meeting at Epsom Speakers Club on Monday 15th July where the theme was ‘Food’.
We welcomed Bobby, Rosalind and Grace as guests and we’re delighted where they joined in throughout the meeting.

Our Toastmaster, John, gathered together some of the best locally sourced ingredients possible to create a wonderful tasting menu of epic proportions. From the Warm-Up by Anjana via the main menu of speeches by Zane, Dan, Doris and Mark evaluated by Matt, Penny, Matthjis and myself to the delicious desserts provided by Amy in her first time as Topics Master it seemed that every item was tasteful and tasty.

We now know what many of the team like as their favourite or most interesting meal was, and we also learnt via Mark the in regards to training ‘A mentor puts information in where a coach pulls it out’.

Of course, the event couldn’t run without the team taking on the various roles. Thanks to Matt, Costa, Paul, Kim, Elizabeth and Lloyd.

The winner of Table Topics was Paul, Best Speech was a tie between Mark and Dan and Best Evaluator was also a tie between Penny and Myself.

Our next Club Office Training is on Wednesday 28th August at 7:00 pm for a 7:15 prompt start at Holiday Inn in Sutton. If you are on the committee then you are required to attend. If anyone else would like to pop along and see what happens and meet with members of the other local clubs then we’d be delighted to have you along.

Our Toastmaster for the next meeting on Monday 5th of August is Paul Dowdeswell. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Best wishes, Dave Goodman, President.

Meeting 1st July

The first of July was the start of the Toastmasters year, and what a way to start! We had a great view of the grounds from the studio, and much cooler than our usual room too!

We welcomed our visitors Dao and Jo and told them a bit about Toastmasters.

Elizabeth stepped in as our temporary Sargeant at Arms and got the meeting off to a flying start. We really need a SAA or SAA co-ordinator to take the role full time. If you can help then please let me know.

Our Toastmaster was Gillian. She had prepared a great evening or prepared speeches from Kathy, John, Penny and Myself. Kathy was on her Icebreaker and did a great job.

Evaluations were carried out by Matthjis, Matt, Patrick and Amanda.
At the break, we started our first week of ‘Bring a Mug’. The best mug went to Dan with his GE 101.

Back at the meeting, we had a great Topics session run by Lloyd based on book titles with everything from One Hundred Years of Solitude to The Tiger that came to Tea. Topics were evaluated by Julia in great style with an individual commendation and recommendation for everyone.

General Evaluator duties fell to Daniel with various references to his competition-winning humour our speech.

Finally we had the awards with Best Topics Going to Gary for bluffing his way through The Tiger that came to Tea. Best Speaker was Kathy and Best Evaluator was Patrick.

Thanks to everyone that made it to the meeting and made it such a success.
Looking forward to seeing you all again for the next meeting on Monday 15th of July when our Toastmaster will be John.