Posts in “Meetings” category

Captured in collage

This week’s member blog was done in collage style – some pictures really do speak 1000 words. read more.

A road trip to Sunrise!

Member blog by Corinne Bataille. On a foggy Thursday morning we took a road trip to Sunrise!! Exceptionally this week, the (almost!) whole of Boaters was welcomed by Sunrise, another 7am Toastmasters club, due to our club room being unavailable. One of the great things with Toastmasters is that we can visit other clubs and ... read more.

The merry, merry month of May

Member blog by Louise Landess. Sometimes it would appear that the world conspires against the blog, or the bloggers, so in this post, to fill in some gaps I’m having a crack at summarising the Merry, Merry Month of May and a little bit of the tail end of April. Highlights and random memories 30 ... read more.

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Stepping out of that zone

Member blog by Max Delaney. This week’s meeting was hosted wonderfully by David Clarkson as Toastmaster and was centred around the theme of Comfort Zone. Each speaker this week stepped out of their comfort zone, which David reminded us throughout the meeting is the most effective way to reach our goals. (Note from the Editor ... read more.

A morning of firsts

Member blog by Gerald Hartley. A big day today at Boaters Toastmasters Meeting #1049, as we had an impressive turnout of guests for this morning’s Demonstration Meeting! Not only did we have guests attending their first ever Toastmasters meeting, but we had a lot of recent members performing roles for the very first time, which ... read more.

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Lessons learned… or not!

Member blog by Deb McAlpine. Another awesome Boaters meeting ably led by Toastmaster Gerald Hartley. Sergeant at Arms Brett had us singing in the aisles in the wake of his first musical improv session. Gerald made the meeting fun by sharing his darkest secrets of things he has learned in his new job (could have ... read more.

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A Healthy Balance

Member blog by Aaron Gale: “A Healthy Balance” was the theme chosen for today’s meeting by our Toastmaster for the day, Deb McAlpine and we had ‘balance’ by the bucket loads with a relaxed yet efficient program followed. Deb began with some insights into her warning indicators that tell her she is tipping the needle ... read more.