Toastmaster: Barbara Harrison
Meeting Number 323 Thursday 4 February 2016 – Only 2nd meeting for 2016 and 5 new members and 4 visitors joined us:
5 newest: Natasha & Simian Ngweso; Michelle Zhao; Margaret & David Connor
Visitors who participated and added to the fantastic evening: Robin Arora, Chris Henke; Sallie Watson and Kimberley Walters
Memorable excellent speeches by three members:
John Lehane speech #2 “Whatever it Takes”
Harshita Chopra speech #6 “Power of the Smile”
Sanjay Rao speech #2 “Five Things I Achieved in 2015”
Word for night “Neighbourly”- Grammarian John Dendy – new member Margaret Connor showed she is going to be a worthwhile new member using the word the most.
Table Topics – Luan Duong had novel way of weaving the theme “I Can Help” by having an interesting array of famous and not so famous photos to choose from:
Matt Grigg chose Donald Trump in the plane crash; David Connor (new member) chose the Queen for his lung transplant; Margaret Connor (new member) chose none other than Luan Duong to look after her after her divorce; Natasha Ngweso chose the Star Wars Storm Troopers to help with minding the child – another good choice and some great stories.
New member Michelle Zhao great job with our warm up – boring party ended up with fancy frocks and bunny suits.
Simian Ngweso (new member ) did too good a job with our umm/errs yes the Toastmaster was the winner 22 errs – will be paying some attention in the future.
Great night great fun……….