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Only a week after the Tall Tales, and it was back to Willen for another busy meeting. This one saw the election of a new committee, one person completing their CC projects, two people completing Speech 9, and a first-time guest winning Table Topics !

Maggie led the meeting with a firm steer, and amongst our multi-taskers today were Louise as General Evaluator / Grammarian, Jim as Ah-Counter / Speech Evaluator and Carmel as Topics Evaluator / Speech Evaluator. All did sterling work, with Louise setting batology as the word of the day.

First up was Topics, introduced by Tim and based around the theme of Summer. Lynda gave us a story about a picnic where the gas cylinder ran out, and she had to resort to other means of fuel. Mick followed up by expanding on the picnic theme. Harsheed explained the best things about the summer, before our first-time guest Agnes gave her tips for going on holiday to the UK. Carmel evaluated and Agnes was the deserved winner.

Jennifer delivered her speech 9 on how to stop your habits becoming your destiny. Jim won best evaluator and drew attention to the triads at the beginning of the speech and to the facts peppering it. Excellent Speech 9 – looking forward to Speech 10.

Steve delivered his Speech 10, looking at why he is doing Toastmasters, what he feels he is getting from it, and why he thinks the CC manual is only the beginning. Carmel praised the development from Speech 1 through to Speech 10 with characteristic good humour.

Finally, Delphine gave her ninth speech, with fashion ideas to help us to love the rain. Mick evaluated, praising Delphine’s powers of persuasion and drawing attention to her effervescent presentation skills. Delphine won best speech and best humour.

Before the meeting closed, Lynda chaired the election of next year’s committee, who will hopefully steer the good ship NBS through another successful year.

Attendees : 16 including 3 guests.

 

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