Late April NewsletterPosted on May 5th, 2011 by admin in Uncategorized
Our proud President, Gilly Cutts, announced that we placed in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Division Contest. Charming Toastmaster, Jo Holmes ran a smooth evening and asked what our special place was. Mutli-tasking Brad Currin, was spot on as timekeeper; while Grammarian, Rachel Luft, featured “zest” as the word of the day.
Stuart Lewis treated us to a Royal Wedding table topic session. Stephan von Posern– give you Air miles to charities. Danny Callaghan – would use Will & Kate’s image to endorse his website. Tim Wright– fluffed reciting the Rosary in Catholic boarding school. Craig Haffey– his wow factor Venice proposal to his fiancée. A Queen Laura McCracken – create gift cards for “panhandlers” (beggars) so money could be used effectively. Gilly Cutts– Off with Red Ken’s head! Monica Chong – forget McVities wedding cake, carrot cake is a crowd pleaser. Andrew Smith’s irrational fear of spontaneous marriage proposals. Nigel Cutts is a Royalist through in and out. Jess Forster – does my husband count as a creature of comfort? A King Andrew Chuks would enjoy ownering of all his lands. Brad Currin –will be as far as possible from the Royal wedding. Bryant Yates -a valiant 12 table topics evaluation.
Effervescent Sergeant-at-Arms, Laura McCracken, introduced four guests, while Tim Wright, was our capable cameraman filming the speeches.
Alex Hancock, Icebreaker- “All About Me”
“Great confidence, use of imagery and language” – Caroline Watson
Camilla Graham #7- “Not Just a Day Off”
“Rigourous research speckled with facts and anecdotes. “ – Andrew Smith
Jessie Macneil-Brown, # 8– “A Royal Briefing”
“Fun visual aids got us going, and tremendous vocal variety.” – Minna Sellman
Julia Shilo, Advanced – “3 Words and Final Never”
“Amazing presence, use of stage, storytelling, & dialogue.” – Andrew Chuks
Simon O’Mahony gave a brilliant general evaluation.
Best TT: Gary Cooke
Best Evaluator: Andrew Chuks
Best Speech: Glenn Jones
Next meeting: 09 May at The Thistle Wesminister. 7.15 for 7.30 start.