We had a really great meeting on Thursday 20/5. 

The evening’s highlights included nominating our new Executive Committee for the year commencing 1st July 2010 as follows: President – Kaj Haffenden; Vice President Education – Sam Marino; Vice President Membership – Zoe Wicks; Vice President Public Relations – Leisel Pisani; Secretary – Celia Berrell; Treasurer – Cheryl McLeod; Sergeant At Arms – Rod Sheather.  Our new Committee will be sharing their talents in guiding our Club through its dynamic journey for 2010/2011.

Having an accomplished guest speaker is always a treat.  Emma Kunkel is competing in Rostrum Voice of Youth FNQ finals on Saturday 29th May and accepted our invitation to present her speech titled “Coming To A Conclusion” at our meeting.  Her speech was extremely well written, captivating and enlightening.  It included analogies and personal experiences, intelligently woven into a visually rich narrative.  We were all impressed with her word-perfect delivery and wish her every success in the contest.

Three years ago, Jill Morris delivered her first speech from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  Her tenth and final speech has been about six months in the making.  We finally heard her speech “Food Miles” on Thursday evening.  Throwing bananas isn’t usually Jill’s style, but we certainly all learned how far they could travel!  Congratulations Jill on achieving your Competent Communicator.