Spring is in the air

Roland, the Standing President, opened the meeting, encouraged members to attend the competition event on 14 March and invited them to Shimi Loo’s presentation on Pathways on 28 March.

Mike, the Toastmaster of the Day, chose the theme of Spring as a topic – a humorous choice, as this was surely one of the coldest days of the year and much of the railway system was paralysed by snow.

Anne, the Table Topics Master, centred the table topics session around childhood memories. This evoked a rich collection of stories from tree-climbing in early childhood to binging on sweets.

In the second half of the meeting, Bryan presented his Icebreaker, describing his life in Durban, South Africa, where people switch on the heating when temperatures drop below 16 degrees, in the US and in Australia. Ana provided a detailed and appreciative  evaluation of Bryan’s speech.

Anna, guest speaker at Phoenix, told about her Big Fat Guatemalan Wedding, a real event that is to take place in about one month time – with her as the bride. Loving details about her future husband mixed with vivid travel adventures in Middle America. She was evaluated by Caroline, who won the award for the best evaluation.

During the break, three new members joined Phoenix Speakers.

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