August 2013: Meeting Review

Posted by LP User on Monday, September 2, 2013 Under: Club News

Who knew we were such a funny bunch!? Well, it would seem that Two Oceans is proving itself to be not only a club with a great sense of humour, but also as a club of great talent! 

Club Humorous & Impromtu Competition  
Wednesday, 7th of August 2013...It was a cold winters evening, spirits were high and the competition promised to be tough... Two Oceans Toastmasters was ready... to laugh until they cried!

What a FANTASTIC evening we shared at our annual club Humourous & Impromptu Speech Competition!

  Pre Contest Preparations
 Funny Femurs & a little "Black & White"                    -  Some Competition Highlights  
With a lineup of speakers such as the one we had on the 7th of August, one could expect nothing less than brilliance! Our meeting was full and we had a number of guests in attendance.

The Humorous Competition:
We had 6 contestants - all completely different and all hysterically funny! Melanie Steyn, Pamela Cooper, Reto Carmichel, Ruth Cort, Jeremy Fenn & Kay Price-Lindsay - what an ab work out! Who needs bootcamp when you are a Toastmaster and you can laugh until your stomach hurts! What a brilliant Humourous Competition!

1st Place: Kay Price-Lindsay
2nd Place: Jeremy Fenn
3rd Place: Ruth Cort

The Impromptu Competition:

The topic for the competition was "Black & White". We had 5 brave contestants, Melanie Steyn, Verity Price, Reto Carmichel, Dawid Mocke and Mandy Young, who left those of us who tremble at the thought of impromptu speaking inspired and impressed! Great thinking on your feet!

1st Place: Melanie Steyn
2nd Place: Verity Price
3rd Place: Dawid Mocke

All in all a BRILLIANT evening! A HUGE BIG Thank you to everyone who contributed.

All our brilliant contestants

1st Place Humorous Competition

1st Place Impromptu Competition

All our winners!

Early Bird Meeting - 19 August                              
At this months meeting we had the opportunity to embrace our creative flair and on-the-move troubleshooting skills! A small miscommunication left us without a gavel, a lectern and lights! But we improvised and made a negative into a positive! Armed with a hammer for a gavel and pots of flowers as lights we moved on to have an absolutely magic meeting! Ron Engel did his CC2 - a fantastic story and he sings too! Debby Blake-Satchel began her AC journey. A big Whooohoooo to Ruth Cort who completed her ACB! Well done Ruth! 

Best Speaker:         Ruth Cort
Best Evaluator:       Claire Strohbach

    Ruth & Verity         Claire,Verity & Ruth

A hammer for a gavel!

Flower pots for lights

    Two Oceans goes Social!      
Two Oceans has decided to document all our fun - with such a great, dynamic, full of life club how can we not want to share our fun with others!  Find us on the following social networks:

Facebook: Two Oceans Toastmasters 
to get our updates and pictures from our meetings -  make sure you 'like' our page.

Instagram:  twooceanstoastmasters
to view our pictures from meetings and to upload your own

Youtube: Two Oceans Toastmasters
to view speeches of those who have given permission to upload to our youtube channel.

In : Club News 

Please Note:

District 74
means the 9 countries of Toastmasters Southern Africa (approximately 125 clubs)

Division D means Namibia & the Western Cape of South Africa (approximately 30 clubs)

Area D1 means the 4 Toastmasters clubs in Fish Hoek, Tokai, Claremont & Newlands 




Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
(Winston Churchill)

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
(Isak Dinesen)

"All the great speakers, were bad speakers at first."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)