Daena L. our VP of Education opened the meeting to announce Base Camp Training that will be held Monday October 9 or Friday October 13 at Argosy University 4th Fl. Maui Room. Training will be conducted by Willie J. Pathways Trainer and our Jason B. TM 49 Ambassador.November 4th is the District 49 TM Conference at the Pagoda Hotel C’est Si Bon Ballroom 7:30AM to 4PM. to sign up go to Toastmaster Conference go to: http://district49.org/register-for-the-fall-2017-conference/
Wendie M. was our Toastmaster of the Day and set a theme Titled “Road to Recovery.” She told us about her challenging injury where she has been recovering for more than 8 weeks where she broke the bones in her foot by falling. Don B. gave an inspirational message to be happy now and do it now. Jeff E. our Joke Master told us a pearly gates St. Peter’s Joke. Debra KL set the word of the day as Diminutive which means small or little.
Our first speaker was John H. who delivered an excellent speech from the Advanced Manual : Speaking to Inform Project No. 3. Titled “Bull Fighting” . John told a vivid story of the life of a matador and the traditions of Spanish Bull Fighting. The if the Matador does well he receives trophies of the bull’s ears or tail for his excellence in bull fighting. He even brought his wife’s red dress to be his “Muleta” cape. It was a great speech OLE!.
Our second speaker Willie S. gave a non-manual speech to influence members to consider gun reform. He cited the problems with the recent shooting tragedy in Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and how Americans could do something about Gun Control. He suggested ten steps to having a political will to do something about guns. For example: not letting mentally ill people own guns, limit the number of weapons someone can own, not allow violent criminals to own guns, and providing psychological tests for potential gun owners. He delivered his speech with conviction and encouraged all of the members to consider his recommendations.
Leslie K. was our table topics master and she helped members to answer questions relating to the recovery theme. We all learned to put feeling into our speeches and use vocal variety for emphasis as we speak.