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An Avaricious appetite for Mojitos

If you think we're being greedy with our're right.
Clarence has made a decided break in the race for the "Word of the Year", with "Avaricious" being last nights word of the evening. It means to be greedy, and could be used in such contexts as: "Our politicians had an avaricious appetite in the arms deal"...

Transformers Toastmasters
Jerry accepts Keiths Impromptu challenge
As for Mojitos, well, Simon enlightened us with this gem during his entertaining CC2 speech. It's an alcoholic beverage and once again some excellent story telling abilities came to the fore. Such was the enthusiasm from the audience that we may need to add it to our drinks list at the next meeting..
Ruth took us down memory lane with her rendition of Princess Di's "Response to Landmines" speech from 1997. There is clearly no end to the love and respect the world has for this icon.

Keith then took charge of the Table Topics session, and provided ample challenge to those taking part. Clearly the Masters of Toastmasters Rod, Mary and Jerry were not going to be outdone, with Mary eventually taking the title.

Mary also took home the best contribution, Simon the most improved speaker and Keith the best evaluator award.

For those with an avaricious appetite for humour, our humorous speech contest takes place on the 25th of August..
It will be held in conjunction with Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters at the Wendywood Club.

So bring your friends, bring your family, you may even bring your boss - just make sure he's had a few Mojitos, beforehand.

Of pirates, Franks, and inventing the wheel

A nostalgic return to the past occurred this evening when Keith, our Toastmaster for the evening, asked all speakers to tell us what time in history they would like to go back to...
Transformers Toastmasters
In full control of the impromptus
Mary chose to return to the early pirate years when female Irish pirate Grace O'Malley was harassing Spanish ships as they sailed by..Glenice chose to follow her family roots and return to the days of Anne Frank, whilst Ryan chose to return to the Jurassic period to see a dinosaur..The best return of the evening came from Simon who decided he wanted to go back in time to when the wheel was discovered...he said he'd just like to see the look on that individual's face!
Glenice and Ryan then took up the speakers session with speeches on Commitee meetings and First time cooking dilemmas respectively, whilst Rod, as always, handled the Impromptu session with aplomb.

Glenice swept both the most improved speaker and evaluation awards, Keith the best contribution, and Mary the Impromptu.

Our next meeting takes place on the 11th of August, whilst our humorous speech contest is on the 25th.

As always guests and visitors welcome!

Warm reception for ice-breaker

New member Simon provided the primary entertainment this evening with his Ice Breaker speech, entitled, well, The Ice Breaker!
Transformers Toastmasters
New member Simon delivers
Simon combined a little personal history with some fine story telling abilities to give us an excellent opening speech. Clearly the 'ordeal' of this opener was anything but an ordeal as he soon signed on for a Transformers Toastmasters membership, and then volunteered to do his CC2 at the next meeting!
Be sure not to miss it.
Keith provided ample controversy with his interactive speech on the energy crises, and what Eskom is doing about the problem. The questions he received were more than enough to prove that he had a message of great importance for the masses..
Other highlights tonight included Jerry's word of the evening - Commune - which virtually everyone managed to slip in somewhere, and the impromptu session, which required participants to speak 'for' a particular concept for 45 seconds, and then switch to speaking against always, everyones attempt to switch their point of view had audience members in stitches.
Keith won the impromptu session, with Glenice taking the evaluation award for her evaluation of Simon's speech.
Toastmaster for the evening Ruth took the best contribution award.
Join us for our next meeting on the 28th of July.
Guests welcome!