July Meetings: Review

July 27, 2013
Club Meeting - Wed 3rd July
We started our new year with bang with twenty three members and four guests coming out in force. Big congrats go to Ryan Arendse for delivering is Ice Breaker speech and starting his new role as SAA! Justine Crew-Brown gave a fabulous CC2, Mallorie Lee a thought provoking CC4, Ruth an entertaining AC4, Melanie Steyn a rivetting AC4 and Marion Thomas a hilarious AC9 roast of Theo.

Best Speaker: Mallory Lee CC4
Best Evaluator: Lorne Sulcas
Best Leadership: Francois Roux (Thought of the Evening)
Best Table Topics: Andrew Newman (Guest)

Early Bird Meeting - Mon July 15th
This month saw a small but cheery crowd of 6 members at our Monday meeting. Nick Satchel made for a great Toastmaster of the day and we were treated to a CC1 by Ron Engel on prejudice, an entertaining CC5 on the merits of 'night time caving' by Nick Satchel and an insightful AC9 on the origins of the Methodist Church by Ruth Cort.

Best Speaker: Nick Satchel
Ruth Cort
Best Evaluator: Claire Strohbach
Best Table Topics: Claire Strohbach

Special Meeting - Thurs 18th July
In the spirit of Mandela Day Marion Thomas treated our 'small' special meeting to a stirling Toastmaster role.

With 10 members gathered, Kevin Robinson 'broke' the ice with his touching CC1 (and set a club record of 63 UMs: ), Clint McKenzie is officially in the saddle after his fantastic CC2, Kay Price-Lindsay regaled us with tales of her AC1 'Virtually Perfect' wedding and Lorne Sulcas was fantastic as he embodied Shirley Valentine for his interpretive reading AC7 assignment. We even had one celebrity guest - SA comedian Siv Ngesi!

Best Speaker: Kay Price-Lindsay AC1
Best Evaluator: Verity Price
Best Leadership: Nick Satchel (Time Keeper / Um's & SAA!)
Best Table Topics: Siv Ngesi (Guest)

Francois Roux left us moved with his thought for                             Balloons, cakes, chips and a table of Madiba
the evening that honoured Kay for mentoring                                 memoriabilia!  We all sang 'Happy Birthday'
him for the International Speech Contest.                                       and celebrated our own  birthday memories.
Now that's the Two Oceans Spirit!!!                                                  A
brilliant example of how you can have FUN
                                                                                                        with the Toastmasters role
! Well done Marion!


Top Honours in the Division

July 23, 2013
At the Toastmasters end of year awards dinner held at Newlands Cricket club on Saturday the 20th of July, we proved that we not only have the spirit, but we also have what it takes to be a top club that produces great leaders!

Two Oceans walked away with two of the four awards on offer on the evening.

Toastmaster of the year was awarded to Verity Price and Club President of the year was awarded to Theo Potgieter. Two Oceans Toastmasters Club also achieved Presidents Distinguished Club Status ...

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30 June: We are Presidents Distinguished!

July 2, 2013
Two Oceans is proud to announce that we finished the year with 9 DCP points. This makes us a Presidents Distinguished Club for the 2nd year in a row!

An especially big thanks goes to Alana Bryne who by achieving a Triple Crown this year helped the club earn 2 points with her CL and ACB. Also to Marion Thomas for her AL and Babette Davisson for her ACS. A big congrats to Debby Satchel & Claire Strohbach for completing their CC's and to all our new members who helped us earn another 2 points! L...

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18 June: Year End Dinner Meeting

June 26, 2013
In true Two Oceans style we all gathered to celebrate another bumper year and welcome in the new committee for 2013-2014.  Kalkbay Theatre provide the venue, Funki Chef the food and Theatresports the side splitting entertainment!  Another laughter filled evening was enjoyed by all, steered effortlessly by Marion Thomas as Toastmaster of the evening. Outgoing President Theo Potgieter gave a brilliant speech on how well the club has done this year and recognized members who have added to its su...
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3 June: Meeting Review

June 26, 2013
Our June meeting was a bumper one with 5 speeches, brilliant table topics and fantastic evaluations.

With Theo away Jeremy stepped in as acting president and Carey Fenn as Toastmaster was exceptional - her preparation for the role was flawless and she kept us effortlessly on track.

The speeches of the night were no different. Clinton McKenzie wowed us with his 'Road Less Travelled' CC1. Reto 'Woke' us up with his rivetting CC2 story of surviving a fire and Jeremy tuned us into our caveman insti...

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15 May: Lorne Sulcas Crowned Division Champion

June 26, 2013
Two Oceans Toastmasters is proud to have had two members once again rise above the crowd this year and stand out as exceptional communicators in the International Speech and Evaluations contest.

Local business owner Francois Roux was crowned Best Speaker in the Area (Southern Suburbs) in April and went on to take third place at the Division Contest (Western Cape) in May. Fellow member and wild life photographer, Lorne Sulcas, not only took the honours as the Best Evaluator in the Area, he then...

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23 April 2013: And the winners are.....

April 24, 2013
Last night the best of the best of Area D1 met to battle it out at the International Speech and Evaluations Contest. The contest was held at the Wynberg Old Boys Pavillion and was brilliantly organised by Ryan Skews of Good Hope Toastmasters.

Two Oceans exceeded all expectations when we took first place in both the speech and evaluation contests! Francois Roux with this speech 'Joe The Obstacle Jumper' had the audience rivetted with his moving yet humourous speech about his grandfather. There ...

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April Meeting Reviews

April 24, 2013

April Club Meeting                                            
On Wed 3rd April we had a bumper meeting with no less than 6 speakers. Justine Crewe-Brown kicked off with a sizzling hot CC1, Neville took us on an hair raising adventure to the Antarctic with his CC4, Ruth told us a true story on how a little faith can save the day (AC2), Dawid is on roll and made us aware of how a number sequential small mistakes can have disastrous results. (CC3), Lorne entertained us with a reading from Herma...
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18 March: Early Bird Meeting Review

March 19, 2013
7 members and 2 guests gathered for another fun filled Early Bird Express meeting at the Windsor Gardens with Helen Burton taking the lead as Toastmaster of the day.  Nick Satchel treated us to his CC1 of comparing his life's journey to a hike; Debby Satchel shared with us how to grow our 'African Money Trees' in a lively CC6 and Ruth Cort enthralled everyone with an East African Fable in her AC5.

These short and sweet meetings continue to be a wonderful start to the week and we are now managi...

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6 March: Contest Meeting Review

March 19, 2013
The caliber of the speeches and evaluations at our contest meeting tonight was absolutely astounding, but unfortunately each contest can only have one winner. Congratulations to Francois Roux who won the English International contest . Francois, we will be cheering you on at the Area Contest! Also a big thumbs up to Claire Strobach who came close second and continues to grow and flourish as a speaker.

The Evaluation Contest had a nail biting finish with Verity Price and Lorne Sulcas head on he...

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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)