The meeting on Monday June 27th was the last of the Toastmaster year –and what a way to end it!
Outgoing President Jean Stewart was immensely generous in providing a hot buffet for all the members and guests as we arrived.
Full marks go to the staff of the Regent Hotel, Doncaster –and everyone’s thanks to Jean
We had a wonderful clutch of Guests to the meeting. Our Area Director Euan Bayliss enjoyed his “official” visit so much that he and Fiona returned for another dose of Doncaster hospitality. Our new Area 21 Director Pauline Westrop came to see what she would have to deal with next year! Impressive to have both of them take roles in the meeting.
In addition we had two ladies visiting to see if they want to join the Club in the future –even if the gorgeous buffet is not a regular feature!
Our meeting Agenda was trimmed a little to keep to the reduced time available but we heard speeches from Shelagh Jones, Jean Stewart and Andy Howell with Shelagh and Andy tying for Best Speaker ribbon.
Prue Richmond , one of our visitors, won the Table Topics ribbon and the Best Evaluation went to Bridget Pearson for her evaluation of Andy Howell’s speech.
We held a vote for the new Committee with the following people elected:
President – Derek Lucian
VP Education –Andy Howell
VP Membership –Jean Stewart
VP PR and webmaster – Shelagh Jones
Treasurer -Andrew Miller
Secretary – Julie Gordon
Sergeant at Arms – Richard Bluck
Jean gave us some amusing and touching reminiscences about her year in office and handed over her ribbon of office to Derek.
His first task as President was to present Jean with a flowers, a card and Swarovski pen (pink crystals – what else!) from the members of the club in appreciation of all her work in having the Club be recognised as Presidents Distinguished Status for the year 2015-2016 – a brilliant achievement.
The first meeting of the new Toastmasters year is Monday July 11th. If you would like to come along you are most welcome. Meetings run from 7.00pm to 9.30pm (please arrive by 6.45pm if you can) and there is no entrance charge for visitors.