We finished the year with a Christmas party. We inducted two new members, Andre and Molly. The third new member was Manisha who will be inducted next year. And a fourth member, Alicia, will be joining us next year. It’s inspiring to see people joining Toastmasters and we will be looking forward to seeing their personal transformation in the new year!
During Table Topics, Ross lived up to his legend as Santa Clause. He also kept retrieving the gift from the bag that was donated by the Table Topics speaker… lucky Ross! Of course, the speaker would ask Ross to choose another gift that’s not their own.
John Inglis, Cherylin Liu and a couple of other members had full Christmas attire.
The Christmas dinner was all-you-can-eat salad, pasta, dumplings, biscuits and other savoury and meaty dishes.
Molly delivered her Icebreaker speech. She told us her story about her life in China, how she came to Sydney, and how she met her husband through Toastmasters.
Andre delivered his Icebreaker speech as well. He talked about his family, career and hobbies, and how they’ve shaped his perspective on life.
Juergen, a verteren Toastmasters member, talked about an event last week that nearly changed his life. Fortunately, his daughter survived the incident with the fallen tree and is expected to fully recover. This was a very touching story and we were reminded how all the little choices we make can have a big impact on our lives.