An award of distinction

Transformers Toastmasters
Ruth receives Toastmasters'
highest honour!
Monday's meeting saw Transformers award Toastmasters' highest honour to one of the stalwarts of the club. Ruth Taylor received her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) certification from Club President Mary, as well as a resounding round of applause from those present. Before I give my thoughts on this, let's take a look back at the two prepared speeches and impromptus that preceded this.

Jerry once again wowed, and in some cases confused, us all with his entertaining speech about dreams and explosions. The golden rule in speaking is to never be boring, something Jerry most certainly never is! Thankfully the lead character in his story, Joe, survived, but as for the rest of them, well, I'm unfortunately still not sure! But an entertaining speech nonetheless, and another one under the belt.
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Rod captures the essence
of volunteers
Rod gave us feedback on one of the projects in his High Performance Leadership program, and it was certainly interesting to hear what works, and what doesn't, when trying to get voluntary information from others. "Be nice!" seemed to be a good place start!

Ruth then took control as Table Topics master, and asked everyone to define or describe some rather unusual words. Some of them seemed rather exotic indeed, with examples such as "Hakim", "Pogee" and "Woad" making it onto the list.
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Nchabeng defines Hakim
A few members did manage to get their definitions right, but for some strange reason it's always the total failures that entertain us the most..

As mentioned above, Ruth was awarded her DTM at the end of the meeting, and from all of us at the club Ruth, our hearty congratulations. It's something every Toastmaster should strive for, and achievements of this calibre, so close to home, provide wonderful milestones for the rest of us. Well done!

Join us for our next meeting on the 13th of July.
Guests and visitors welcome!