Meeting Report

25th July 2022

What a meeting, the room was full to capacity and we needed to find more chairs, we had the official handover of the Presidents chain,  2 experienced speakers go head to head and a number of first timers who took on roles that they had never done before in our club.

Elizabeth after the handover of the Presidents Chain with our New President Steven Bisby:

The people taking roles for the first time were:

  • Donald’s first time as Toastmaster ran the meeting with passion and enthusiasm
  • Stephen ran the Table Topics impromptu session with a novel and interesting choice of question, asking us to tell a story from 2 random words that he has chosen
  • Macaulay not only did timer for the first time, but also ran it online.
  • Sajeel, a transfer member from another club, provided the Table Topics Evaluation with some insightful feedback to all participants.

On top of all of those, we have two potential new members come along to see how it worked, one of which took part in our Table topics and received his first timer ribbon from Steve.

The meeting theme was “Be phenomenal or be 4gotten”, a passionate theme from our Toastmaster Donald.  He encouraged us all to be more than average and be memorable.  As theme’s go, it was perfectly in line with everyone at Toastmasters as we all strive to be more.

Our Education slot was by Stephanie, our VP Education entitled “So, what happens now” an encouraging talk on Pathways and motivating people to take the next steps on Toastmasters education challenge to every member.

The two experienced speakers were: 

Andy with a title “Still learning”, about his journey and importance of body language in speeches


Maria with a title “9 months of service” about her time in Toastmasters and the roles that she has taken on recently.

The winner of best speech was Andy:

On the table topics we had joint winners with Elizabeth in the room, and Val on line, giving Steve the issue of presenting the ribbons to both of them at the same time:

Last but certainly not least, we had the best evaluator, won by our General Evaluator  -Thashini with her excellent feedback to everyone who had not been evaluated already.

Overall a good meeting, with lots of people trying things for the first time and a lot to take away.

Next meeting is on Monday 8th August at 18:45 for 19:00 prompt start.

Published by Doncaster Speakers

Doncaster Speakers meet at 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Regent Hotel, Doncaster. We run hybrid meetings so you can attend on line as well. We welcome guests. Please check our website for details of forthcoming meetings.

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