November 2nd saw Katrina as Toastmaster chair the "Lost " meeting. During introductions we got to hear whether or not people asked for directions when lost. In retrospect , the responses seemed to be representative of the individuals characteristics.
November 9th our "Whys" theme chaired by Kristen had people explaining why they do certain things in certain ways without thinking about the reasons for doing them. . Many questions were answered but as usual we were still left with many whys.Orientation was held at the end of the meeting for the 5 new members of Power Speakers who had joined us this fall.
November 16th, Lorraine's theme of" Lyrically Speaking " was melodic and flowed smoothly. A unique approach to introductions had club members select a CD from Lorraine's collection and the tell why they had picked that artist and then talk about their life experience with music.
High light for November, Lorraine, who transferred to our club in September, was presented with Area Governor of the year for Division A by Judy who was last year's Division A's Governor. Our excitement was compounded when Lorraine returned from the District 42 Conference sporting The Area Governor of the Year for District 42. Congratulations Lorraine for your richly deserved accomplishments.
The Area 16 Contest was hosted by the QEM Toastmasters Club. Michelle won the Humorous Speech Contest and went on to compete at the Division A Contest. Congratulations Michelle for a job well done for a neophyte TM who joined PS in February.
The theme-based evening with the theme of birthdays had us all thinking introspectively about significant events in our lives.
A theme of "Ceaseless Internal Monologues" for the Oct. 5 meeting provided many insights into some of the inner "workings" of our Power Speakers minds. Some astounding details were provided during introductions and in response to the well thought out impromptu speaking segment of the meeting.
Liz, our Area 16 Governor, attended an unforgettable fun filled meeting on October 12 with the theme hats. All present donned hats provided by the Toastmaster, Dorothy. During introductions members were asked to introduce themselves in a voice and with information that related to the hat they were wearing. We had a cowboy hat, a hard hat, a sombrero and a beret to name a few. Raucous laughter ensued then and later in the evening when table topic questions encompassed the hats people were wearing.
High light of October was the WOW meeting which had the room decorated for Halloween, participants in costume, and a break from the regular routine with activities that incorporated the use of our Toastmaster skills in our responses and involvement with the theme.
September 2011 Welcome Back
September was a busy month for Power Speakers. We started the season in our new location at Jasper Place Community Hall. Colleen , our club president was Toastmaster for our first meeting on September 7th. The Welcome Back theme encompassed the returning members as well as club guests for the evening.
Preparations were made for the Club Speech Contest which was held September 21st. The Contest was divided between The Humorous Speech Contest and The Table Topics Contest. Competition was alive and well in the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Winners moved on to compete at the Area Contest.
An Toastmaster display was set up for the community day and then an open house evening was held as follow-up to give interested community members a chance to experience a Power Speakers meeting.
The High light for September occurred during a meeting when a guest tried to stake claim to our club banner. The banner was staunchly defended by members of the club and the guest left empty handed.
Blog written by: Dorothy W