Last night was bring a plate night with members bring lots if tempting treats for our extended supper break. This was a very social time and followed on from our recent Restaurant meeting
So not surprisingly the theme was food/cuisine.
Table Topics was based around various food themes and the speakers really entertained us.
We had four prepared speeches two based on travel. Alana spoke of her travels around Europe and in particle the people that she travelled with. Sarah gave an account t of her visit to Turkey, especially Gallipoli and the military museum in Istanbul. This was an advanced manual speech and extremely well delivered.
The break was longer than usual so we could enjoy the food that people had brought. The atmosphere being very convivial.
After the break we had a second speech from Joey (CC-2), a very personal account of why she doesn’t like public speaking and therefore the benefits of speaking at Mt Vic Toastmasters.
We had an Icebreaker (CC-1) or first speech from Pia talking about her childhood and roots in Kawhia. Thank you Pia for introducing yourself to the club!
Two guests came along, one for the first time and one for the second, who wants to join.
The grammarian Nick came up with a challenging word of the night .Gustatory, which may not be a word at all!
Also of note were the very impressive evaluations, all of which were very helpful to the speakers and the audience.
So lots of fun and humour and a really good night at Mt Vic TM.
Stevo, Chair for the night