This week’s meeting was quite a cheerful one, considering the gloomy weather. The Toastmaster for this week’s meeting was Cathy, and her theme was kindergarten. This theme lent itself very well to our introductions, as a lot of the stories shared of kindergarten experiences were quite amusing.
Our speaker for this week was Amy, who did her icebreaker speech and educated us all on landscape architecture. Congratulations to her on taking the plunge, and thanks for letting everyone know that there is more to landscaping than having the perfect backyard.
Charith was Table Topicsmaster for this week, and, in addition to providing challenging questions as he usually does, also turned it into an exercise in role playing by having 2 people come up at the same time and have a conversation. Who knew that asking someone to let you take their picture could be so awkward! The four participants- Ali, Laura, Mohsin and Moonah- did very well considering.
Dinesh was the grammarian, and gave us the word of the day. Danielle filled in as ah-counter and counted all our crutch words- apparently we use a lot of crutch words in this club. Bev, our speech evaluator, and June, our Table Topics Evaluator, both did very well in evaluating their respective areas (the General Evaluator was me so I can’t comment on that part).
Overall it was a good meeting and I hope we keep getting this many people- members and guests- attending our meetings in the coming weeks.
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If you would like to take part in a UM Masters meeting, we’re located in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. Our meetings are held every Wednesday from 12:05 –12:50 PM in Room 111 at St. John’s College (which is part of the University of Manitoba).
If you're in Winnipeg and interested in sitting in on a club meeting to see if Toastmasters is right for you, please feel free to contact Catherine Plouffe at Catharine.Plouffe@umanitoba.ca