Loveable Us

President Kristie West opened the meeting and handed over to  Toastmaster Steve Hayward who who set a loving theme with questions centred around Valentine’s Day.

Euan Gillies was Timekeeper for the evening and Alex Hood was Grammarian.

Table Topics Master Dorota Plitzka challenged us science-y table topics:  Andy on the bad side of science – paperwork and administration, Tran on the ultimate travel accessory (a time machine), Tom on the revolutionary business innovation of mind mapping, Matt on cloning on the NHS, Brad on why we should all look like him, Richard on the passe paperback book, Atol on why your bags belong on your seat, Kristie who wants to get rid of her eyes, and Shane on what women would invent.

Tom Elliott evaluated the Table Topics.

Sergeant at Arms Richard McMurray welcomed our guests.


Darius Afshar – Icebreaker:  Eat em up Hals and other phrases that influence me

  • Evaluated by Brad Currin

Lushan Naidoo – Speech No 2:  The same but completely different

  • Evaluated by Erin Godbold

Monica Chong – Advanced Speech – Storytelling:  The making of a legend

  • Evaluated by Andrew Smith

Shane Snow – Eulogy to Mamie

  • Evaluated by Camilla Graham

General Evaluator for the evening was Andrew Chucks.


  • Icebreaker Speech:  Darius
  • Table Topics:  Atol
  • Evaluator:  Tom Elliott
  • Speech:  Lushan
  • President’s Award:  Alex
  • Competent Leader:  Andy
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