The Jotter December 2016



What do these 3 scenarios have in common: dinner conversation with a ghost; a choko vine covering a 2 storey house; and an angel appearing as a pakeha or a maori depending on who’s looking?  These were three word pictures in three of seven Tall Tales told at Coffs Harbour Toastmasters’ final meeting of the year. The winner of the Pigs Might Fly Tall Tales Contest was Fran Kerkhoff with the ‘true’ story of how Toastmasters International began with the perfect slice of toast. (Ha! As if!)


This last meeting was a blend of Contest and Christmas party. As a contest, it had a contest chair, judges from other clubs,  presentation of certificates, and a handcrafted, silver painted flying pig as the winner’s trophy (thanks to Deebee). And as a party, there were more guests than members (about 30 people in all), and an extra long supper gave us a chance to catch up with old faces and meet new friends. In the Hats Off segment (which gives everyone a chance to pay a compliment), one guest summed up the evening as: “food, friendship and frivolity”.


Now comes the long Christmas New Year break.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday January 17 at the usual time and place, that is Cavanbah Hall in Coffs, meeting at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We will have a full program with 3 speakers plus the usual other items. Please see our website for details. And don’t forget Tuesday February 21 when members from Bellingen, Nambucca Valley and Coffs Harbour clubs will get together for a joint club meeting at Cavanbah Hall.


Merry Christmas everyone, and a happy New Year!

David Whyte


Photo’s to follow very soon.