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Oh the places we’ll go…

Member blog by Roydon Gibbs. Post Covid Travel: Where are you going to? That was the question Toastmaster Rachel Walton challenged us with this week at Boaters meeting number 1060. Our multicultural Boaters team took us all on a trip around the world. Canada seemed a popular destination. But there were plenty of other locations ... 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.

Taking different paths to the Toastie Award.

Member blog by Alannah Vickery. Theme Rain: Toastmaster Roydon Gibbs tested the Boater audience with questions regarding Rain throughout the meeting. Morgane the Grammarian’s word of the day was “nonchalant” which all of our three speakers this morning did their best to show… they were very relaxed!! Dynamic Leadership, Level 1, Project 3, Evaluation 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.

An uncommon Friday

Member blog by Anna Smirnova. It was an uncommon Friday morning in Boaters Toastmasters, starting with the cheerful greetings and instructions of our Sergeant at Arms of the day Alana Bogart. Using her great vocal variety, Alana chanted the theme and inspired the audience to echo her. Toastmaster Natalie Perzylo chose a theme that is ... 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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A winning meeting in so many ways

Member blog by Corinne Bataille. Meeting #1048. After coming to Boater Toastmasters for the past 9 weeks, I thought I had got a feel for what to expect from the 7am meetings. Well today proved me wrong!! We had surprise after surprise, starting with two guests extraordinaire who did no less than take on meeting ... read more.

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A meeting more than most

Member blog by Henry Thomson. Meeting #1046. I began coming to Boaters Toastmasters meetings in late November of 2020. If there is one thing I have noticed, it is that we like to keep it uplifting, optimistic and positive. Which is definitely nice for a 7am start to the day. However, our meeting last Friday ... read more.

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Listen. Learn. Lead.

Member blog by Anna Smirnova who gets a special mention for not only writing her first ever blog post, but doing it in English, which is not her first language… but she’s here to practice, so what better way than to accept the challenge and just do it!! It was a great beginning of a ... read more.