Tonight was the last Toastmaster’s meeting for the year. To wrap up this year we had a Christmas Themed meeting. We had 2 guests and a long-time member join us!
Tonight we had 2 toasts. Toastmaster member Jonathan gave a toast to grit and resilience, and toastmaster member Clare gave a toast in reflection to 2020 and it’s impact on our lives. Clare ended her toast with a cheer to a better 2021!
Toastmaster member Johnny shared with all the members a joke about wives wanting to be James Bond and what they were required to do in order to achieve secret agent status.
New Member Induction
Tonight we also had the pleasure of inducting new member Harper to the club.
Table topics ( Secret Santa )
Tonight we had a special edition of Table Topics. We had special guest Santa who bought us a few presents and members were called up to unwrap the gifts and present an impromptu speech on the item they had. What resulted was some very humourous and creative speeches!
Toastmaster of Speeches
The long-formed speech part of the night was hosted by member Mark, and he introduced speakers Ray and Harper. Both members were newly joined and major props to them for taking the initiative to give their prepared speeches!
Ray’s speech spoke about the study of epigenetics, and he conveyed this branch of science in relation to his own experience watching his twin sons exhibit different personality traits at their school.
Harper’s speech was her icebreaker speech, and she introduced the audience to the origin and meaning behind her English and Chinese name. Through her speech we got to understand the influences of culture and how that has shaped Harper.
Year End Reflection
The meeting was wrapped up by President of the club, Chris, who praised the club for its adaptability throughout the year, trialing online meetings, losing members, gaining members and also winning contests.
It has been a great experience at the West Pennant Hills Toastmasters Club this year, looking forward to 2021!