Another week in the books! Here is your Big "D" Toastmasters meeting summary for April 04, 2019.
Theme - Money
A huge congratulations to our first time Toastmaster, Janice, who ran an excellent meeting with the theme about Money. Janice was able to end the meeting on time, despite a longer than normal business meeting. Way to go, Janice!
Many facts about money were shared with us. We also learned that a lot of members of Big "D", if they won the mega lottery, would take a vacation and never return. It was interesting to hear members answer questions to these questions in their introductions.
There were quite a few guests who joined us this week, and they were treated to some amazing speeches. You should have been there!
After our usual business meeting, we moved on to Table Topics. Table Topics this week was run by long time member, Steve. Given his background, and the theme of the evening, questions were of a very interesting nature. The most interesting, in the reviewers opinion, was an answer to one question, which basically pointed out that money isn't real.
We had four great speakers this evening. Of course, we have great speakers every evening, so this is not out of the ordinary. We were treated to a mix of speeches by very experienced speakers.
The first speaker this evening was Steve. We have more than one Steve, so this was not the same Steve who ran Table Topics. Steve's speech was a very compelling speech about the complications of relationships that we have with our parents. Without going into detail, your reviewer can say that a lot of people would have related to this speech in some manner.
Our second speaker, Gaurav, told us of his 24 hours in El Paso, Texas. The reasons for his trip will be left out of the review, but while he was there, he did go and see various things in the area. Whatever side of the issue you may fall upon, it was a gripping telling of what he saw while he was there. It gave everyone some real world perspective from someone we all know.
We then had a great speech from Catherine, who gave us information on types of leaders that exist. While it wasn't part of the speech, your review writer imagines that many members were secretly trying to determine what type of leader they are. Many members may have felt some of the same feelings as Catherine, in that we don't see ourselves as leaders. However, as our speaker learned, we are all leaders!
Finally, we heard from Phoung, who regaled us with stories about the unexpected mentor in her life. Due to the nature of the speech, we have decided not to share the contents in the review.
A warm welcome to our newest member, Alex. We look forward to hearing his Ice Breaker, which should be coming up soon.
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