the JOTTER April 17th

Jotter 943/ April17.

“In quotation marks”
Tuesday April17 was our Area joint meeting
REACHING OUT (4 clubs).

“The meeting stayed on time and went fairly smoothly. 3 speeches and Real Life were good quality and held the audience. Barbara’s 40 year recognition was great: she was surprised and speechles.

Special thank-you & congratulations to our Sgt at Arms Christine Miller for stepping into the role of Toastmaster M.C. at late notice.
Deebee was suddenly called away as was David Whyte.

What’s all this about ‘Barbara’s recognition’?
Barbara is one of the club’s most highly esteemed Evaluators and Mentors, and this year is her 40th year in Toastmasters! Over the years she has been in Toastmasters clubs in Aukland, Darwin, Adelaide (where she helped get 3 new clubs started), the Gold Coast and Coffs. Congratulations Barbara, and thank you for all you do.

Meanwhile, down at the Jetty … !
A second Toastmasters club in Coffs has kicked off with a first meeting on Thursday 12th April in a back room of the Urban coffee lounge in the Jetty area. We had a Speech and Evaluation, Grammarian and Table Topics. A brisk morning meeting such as this (7 – 8 am) could really suit a lot of people. It felt like the mental equivalent of an early morning run along the beach and a dip in the surf before work. The next meeting of the Jetty Club is on Thursday May 3, and fortnightly thereafter. Contact Sue Ashley for more details on 0401 548 895.