Boaters Toastmasters

Toastmaster club. District 72, New Zealand. Rakaia Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras Street, Chch.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Member blog by Deb McAlpine. What a fabulous meeting! The theme of the day ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ offered up by our Toastmaster, Helen McLeod, inspired members to refer to this throughout the meeting. Ian Thornton started the ball rolling as Grammarian, quoting (without notes) an anonymous poem about an Oyster who didn’t give ... read more.

Goodbye to Online – Hello again Hybrid

Last week’s meeting marked the end of our online-only meetings… unless there is another lockdown that is… Our Toastmaster Helen McLeod warmed us all into her meeting with the theme “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. A very fitting theme for everyone who attends Toastmasters. She kicked it off with some humour talking about ... read more.

Sun going behind a stormy looking cloud over a lake with a straight gravel road beside it

Toastmasters – a lockdown journey

Member blog by Roydon Gibbs. Alannah Vickery led us as Toastmaster with some interesting quiz questions to keep us engaged this week. Did you remember the Beatles concert in Christchurch was in 1964? Or that the Christchurch Commonwealth games were in 1974? With our move this week from Level Four to Level Three Craig Mason ... read more.

Speaking in Covid-19

Why let a pandemic stop the progress! Just like last year, the Boaters club has pushed through Level 4 lockdown and is now pushing through Level 3 lockdown. We have been hosting our regular Toastmasters meetings on Zoom and they have been immensely fruitful. We all know the world is changing and becoming far more ... read more.

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So much winning

Member blog: by David Pottinger. The theme for this week’s meeting, which included an educational by Laura Bruce, winner of the 2020 D72 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest, was Winning. Jacqui Anderson opened the meeting as Sgt at Arms and welcomed us in, introducing our Toastmaster for the morning, David Clarkson. David explained the difference between ... read more.