Meeting No.781 'Home Improvement'

Firstly, apologies for the lateness of this Wrap.

Yet again another great meeting with a HUGE attendance and an abundance of enthusiasm. Jacqueline was our Toastmaster for the night …… I think it was her second time in that role and she carried it out with her usual fun attitude and with enthusiasm ……. well done Jacqueline.

We welcome visitors Jane and Catherine and District/Area Director Debbie Horoba from Geelong Toastmasters, it would be great to see you again Ladies!

The night celebrated Werribee Toastmasters 30 years of existence and the Committee supplied a wonderful Black Forrest cake (my favourite and after stuffing handfuls down my throat I had to check how many fingers I had left! !!!)

 Greg supplied the Thought of the Day, being: EBULLIENT; meaning high in spirits, abundantly happy etc and I think that word was very apt for the mood of the meeting. Well done Greg, I believe that words that we do not often use are excellent choices for Word of the Day, because not only do they expand our vocabulary, but they provide a valuable learning experience.

Jacqueline introduced the Round Robin segment around the subject of Home Improvements ……… she also gave us the tip that any home improvement can always be accomplished with Duct tape!

Hiren hosted Table Topics and posed four questions on “How would you sell ?”Venki took the honours with a hilarious spiel around selling a painting. Well done Venki …… looking forward to more of your confident and humorous insights.

As one of the four listed speakers, I was up against tough competition from Stephen, Ramya and Elena. Elena deservedly took the honours with an advanced and polished (without notes)15 minute speech promoting/selling Toastmasters ….. congratulations and well done Elena.

The indomitable (now there’s a possible future Word of the Day!!) Wendy in her usual concise manner was awarded Evaluator of the night.

Finally, Debbie summarised the meeting with an insightful General Evaluation. In all another well attended and EBULLIENT meeting indicating many more years of success for Werribee Toastmasters.

Paul von Harder
VP Membership

 “Werribee Toastmasters is not a destination, it is a journey to be enjoyed”

A couple of weeks ago I attended Wendy and May’s Youth Leadership programme which they host each Tuesday from 10.00am at Seaholme School located at the junction of Millers Rd and Civic Pde Altona. It was wonderful to see young people building their confidence and speaking skills. I highly recommend anyone with the time to go along and see the outcome of Wendy and May’s efforts.