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Another week in the books! Here is your Big “D” Toastmasters meeting summary for February 14, 2019.

Theme – “Air”

Love was NOT in the Air

This week’s theme was “Air.” Now, you might be wondering if this had anything to with “Love” in the Air. The answer to that question, is No.

To quote our Toastmaster this week, Rob, “What does a 20 something single guy who is scared of commitment do on Valentines Day? Volunteer to be Toastmasters!”

We learned many interesting facts about Air, including it’s chemical makeup, and the fact that the fastest wind gust ever recorded was over 250 miles per hour. (Over 400 km/h)

There were quite a few guests who joined us this week, and they were treated to some amazing speeches. You should have been there!

Table Topics

After our usual business meeting, we moved on to Table Topics. Table Topics this weeks was run by a member that hasn’t shown up in a while, Aleluya! He stepped right into the role without missing a beat, and asked many questions about Valentines day. “What was your most memorable date?” was just one of the very interesting questions asked.

The Speeches

We had 4 speakers this week. The speech summary this week could be that if you enjoy things you should do them early in life. Like running an ultra marathon, though if you do make sure you have your Passport when going between countries, or you might end up homeless. Okay. perhaps I should explain in a little more detail.

Brian gave us the story of his running an ultra marathon. By ‘ultra’ we mean over 24 hours of running. Great speech and a great visual of tree roots reaching up and grabbing runners in the middle of the night.

Naomi had us asking ourselves if we are doing it right. Think of it this way, why should you work 40 years just to spend time with family after you retire? Wouldn’t it be better to do those things now?

Katie entertained us with a story of her travels overseas during her college days. We learned the importance of always having a passport with you when traveling. Oh, and never stash a friend in the trunk when crossing the border of a country. What happened? Let’s just say you had to be there to get the full effect of what happened next.

Our final speaker was Ray, who gave us some very interesting information about the homeless population and services in the Dallas area. It’s a math problem, he says, but one without an answer. If you know someone who is homeless, and want to find resources to help them, please visit OurCalling.

New Members

We had no new members this week. However, several of our visitors are looking to join, and could do so next week. Come join us and you could be the next new member!


Our ribbon winners this week were:

Table Topics: John
Best Speaker: Naomi
Best Evaluator: Andy
Toastmaster of the evening: Ray

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