Spinnaker Toastmasters Club, Porirua City, NZ #7868/72


This page has news about Spinnaker Toastmasters Club and the activities of our members. By Dale Hartle DTM.

Spinnaker promoted in events listing

At a recent committee meeting, it was decided to start promoting Spinnaker Toastmasters Club in the Kapi-Mana News What's On Guide. Our VP Public Relations Kathy sent an article which appeared recently. See below.

Listing in Kapi-Mana News.

Spinnaker Toastmasters achieve awards

Two Toastmasters - Gerry and Mazina - were presented with their Competent Communicator Award this week after nearly two years working on their project speeches. We heard some fascinating speeches from our retired fireman and local businesswoman and budding pilot.

Gerry and Mazina with President Albertus.

Albertus - President (centre) presents Gerry and Mazina with their competent communicator award.

Table Topics run by Darrell asked each speaker to give their thoughts on each of the points in the Toastmasters Promise. Evaluator Megan thought everyone gave excellent examples to support their ideas and comments.

Dale gave an educational on Pathways, outlining how to complete a Level 1 assignment. About half the club are on Pathways so it was a timely reminder to get logged in and underway when current projects are complete.

Paul outlined the different types of leadership in "Understanding Leadership" and asked the audience to work out what type of leader he was.

Peter told us a fascinating and "heart-stopping" story of how his recent heart attack forced him to think about his will, in "Get yourself sorted".

Memory Master Kathy handed out chocolates to everyone who got the right answers to her questions.

Timekeeper Linda listed everyone's timing and said everyone had done pretty well.

General Evaluator Katina congratulated Angela for a well organised meeting and awarded the Best Speaker to Peter.

Spinnaker hosts Area Contests

Over 30 people were at the Area J1 Speech Contests on Tuesday 19 February to see the best speakers and evaluators strut their stuff. And strut they did!

Audience at Area J1 Contests.

The Evaluation Contest was chaired by Kathy, with five evaluators battling it out to become the Area Evaluation Champion.

Here are the following results:

Area J1 Evaluation Winners.

The International Contest was chaired by Megan, with five contestants covering a wide variety of interesting topics.

Here are the results:

Area J1 International Contest winners.

Welcome to 2019!

Spinnaker's first meeting for 2019 on Tuesday 5 February was a cracker as the theme set by chairperson Jacqui was "Valentine's Preparation" and the word of the day from Gerry was "mojo".

Table Topics by Albertus followed the Valentine's theme with questions about valentine gifts, valentine activities and how much would you spend! Evaluator Katina gave all speakers concise and helpful pointers to help them get back into the swing of things in 2019.

Speech 1 by Darrell called "DNA Surprises" was introduced and evaluated by Dave. Darrell shocked everyone by announcing that DNA testing had resulted in him finding a new sister whom he met over Christmas, and he had some excellent tips for anyone thinking about trying DNA testing for themselves. Wow, you go Darrell!

Speech 2 by Linda was introduced and evaluated by Dale. Linda used powerpoint very effectively to describe three future foods we might be eating by 2050 in "What will you do for love?". This had the audience squirming and some just about retching at the sight of insects, kernza and schmeat! Well done Linda by raising the awareness of what we might actually really do for love!

Speech 3 by Mike was introduced and evaluated by Angela. Called "The Farewell Speech" Mike advised that after 2 and a half years he is leaving the club a "competent communicator". He discussed a few of his favourite and controversial speeches from the competent communicator manual including the famous flag speech, and the Love Trump speech. Goodbye and good luck Mike and we hope to see you back again at Spinnaker soon.

Speech 4 by Megan was introduced and evaluated by Kathy. This was "A story about a cat" in which Megan opened with a "meouw". She had everyone laughing with her following the exploits of the mysterious kitten under her car bonnet, and handed out the punchline which we had to read to get it!

Fluffy cat.

What a great start to 2019, and welcome back everyone!


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