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Captured in collage

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

International connections with Toastmasters…

Member blog by Colin Hampson. Bravo to all who attended our meeting last week including our visitors both online and in person. We were lucky enough to have a visitor join us over Zoom all the way from Japan. He was interested to see how we run toastmasters meetings in New Zealand. Hopefully, we have ... read more.

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Saving the world, one speech at a time

Member blog by Max Delaney. Steve Kennelly was our Toastmaster for the morning, exploring the meeting theme of the Winter Solstice. He presented different winter themed facts and got us looking forward to the longer days as we head towards summer! Corinne Bataille started us off with a research speech on food systems that can ... read more.

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Coming to you live from…

Member blog by Aaron Gale. “A television newscast” was the theme chosen for today’s meeting by our Toastmaster for the day, Alana. Alana bravely moved outside of the standard meeting format, to encourage each assigned role to be part of the newsroom team – whether in the studio or roaming. Gerald gave the meeting an ... read more.

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.