Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meeting October 31, 2012

Toastmaster: Gary.

With a meeting on Halloween, we expected some phantasms. Julian provided a flashing skull lantern, but real ghostie-types surfaced.

Being the only speaker of the day, Julian had all the time he needed to speak about his favorite holiday on the day of the holiday. His speech, "A Very Special Halloween Costume," came from the Competent Communicator manual. In recent years, Julian started wearing costumes again - regardless of the fact he is almost 40-years old. But, it was the wig he found on the a particular Halloween where he was bald from being treated for cancer that started the interest.

Robyne played our phantasmic Topic Master. She chilled us by asking Darrell what his favorite costume was as a kid. Michael said he preferred treats to tricks. And Colton, the Man, thrilled us with the tale of an old man who ran out of candy and offered mustard and relish for Trick or Treating.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Speech Contest

On October 13th, Lubbock held the Evaluation and Tall Tales area contests for both Areas 61 and 62. Downtown Lubbock Toastmasters did not send anyone to compete in the contests, but we did contribute. 

Downtown Lubbock Toastmasters is the home club for Area 62 Governor. She presided over the contest. 

Evaluation contests need target speeches to evaluate. The target speech on this day was delivered by  Julian from Downtown Lubbock Toastmasters.

Julian, Robyne, and Jeff at the Evaluation Contest for Area 61/62

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meeting October 10, 2012

Toastmaster Robyne

Who knew Tim was a disc jockey? Disc golf that is. Tim spends most of his lunches playing disc golf and told us about some of his equipment. Now, we can all run to the store and gear up!

Colton told us how we can effectively discipline our children. He gave us advice for what to do to get our children to obey us, but at the same time cautioned us to be sure to pour love into them at the appropriate times as well.

Today's meeting was running long, so we forwent Table Topics.