The Jotter 17th May 2017

JOTTER  May 16 meeting


Newbies to the fore!

Our surge of new members continues to energise the club. Christine M was Madam Toastmaster for her very first time, and 4 of our relatively new members did well in Table Topics. There were 2 formal speeches. (There were going to be 3 but ‘Life’ intervened and one had to be cancelled). In Speech 1, John D spoke about the opportunities that come with living longer. In Speech 2 Leon P gave an enormously evocative word picture of life on an outback sheep station. There were 20 people there including 2 guests.


Changing of the guard!

Next year’s executive committee is now elected. Of the 7 office bearers, 3 are totally new, and 2 of the others are taking on different roles. And that’s as it should be with people rotating in and out of executive positions each year as much as possible. It’s all about getting experience! Our last exec meeting of the year is on June 13, when both execs – current and next – will be there. And our June 20 meeting is a Changeover Meeting when next year’s executive committee is inducted. There will be a longer supper and as always guests are most welcome.


Nambucca kicks up its heels! 

A second Area Joint Meeting was held at Nambucca RSL on Tuesday May 9. Bellingen, Nambucca Valley and Coffs Harbour clubs were all there. Thirty in all attended including guests, spouses etc. About 14 came to dinner beforehand at the club.

Special Thanks to Area Director Sue Hereford-Ashley and to Colin Steber

Area 5 Director Oxley Division, for taking part during this special event.

There followed a full program with 3 speakers.


Next Coffs Harbour Toastmasters meeting Tuesday June 6.