Glen Abbey Toastmasters had a great Halloween theme night on October 29, 2014. Almost everybody dressed up, and Chair Frederique Herel had everyone doing Table Topics about their costumes and dancing to the Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show
Congratulations to Glen Abbey Toastmasters who took 1st place in the Area 35 Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contests.
Representing us at the Division B contest on October 21st in Milton will be Srini Kesavan (Humorous Speech) and Mike Kozak (Table Topics). An exceptional effort and a great result for the Glen Abbey Toastmasters club.
On July 1, the new GATM Executive began their term. Congratulations to all officers, and best of luck for another successful Glen Abbey Toastmasters season:
President - Srini Kesavan VP Education - Norkys Crespo / Chris Roode VP Membership - Ross Cree VP Public Relations - Paul Dubal Treasurer - Armando Desousa / Eileen Bonetti Secretary - Abazar Nezafat Sergeant At Arms - Sushila Pereira / Sophie Yang Immediate Past President - Reema Duggal
O'Finns Irish Temper Bar 136 Church Street, Oakville (near Oakville Public Library) is the venue for the Glen Abbey Toastmasters 22nd Charter Party. The theme for the night is Great Celebrations in celebration of another great Toastmasters year. It all starts at 6.30 and promises to be a fun filled evening full of laughter, great food and great company. What will be getting up to I hear you ask? Plenty. Our current President will be welcoming everyone to the Party at the start of a packed evening. We will have the chance to welcome and pay tribute to Presidents from prior years, and have a toast and table topics based on the night's theme.
We will be acknowledging those who achieved education awards this year and helped maintain Glen Abbey's distinguished club status. We will have a guest speaker and award the Toastmaster of The Year prize for the Toastmaster who has contributed most to the huge success Glen Abbey Toastmasters has enjoyed this year.
A spectacular dinner will be followed by a special celebration cake so bring your appetite! Don't worry you can work off those calories on the dance floor afterwards as we dance the night away to the best in contemporary sounds.
Get Your Tickets Today
Tickets are available from Ross Cree, Paul Dubal or Heather Stuart-Obee at the next few meetings. Remember to give your food orders when you purchase tickets. Members are only $20 and non-members $33, which represents great value, so bring your partners and friends. The more the merrier! See you there!
This training is for all Toastmasters interested in learning more about how to run clubs. It is especially for ALL incoming Club Officers. You have your choice of two different dates at two different locations.
Saturday - May 24, 2014 - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - Bishop Tonnos Secondary School - Ancaster (details coming soon)
A CHARACTER with extraordinary abilities and a specific goal. In the best tall tales these characters are also, for the most part, ordinary people with which the audience can easily identify.
A PROBLEM that is solved in a humorous way.
A CAREFUL BLEND OF EXAGGERATED AND CREDIBLE DETAILS. Don't exaggerate everything in your tale. Use some realistic details to hook your audience, because they can picture themselves in such a situation. Then blend in exaggerated details to amaze them with a tall tale. With this judicious combination of various details you can really set up your audience to laugh. For example, a story about an ordinary person walking into a cave and encountering a bat as big as a bear cub can be hilarious. A story about a ten-foot-tall man digging a tunnel to the center of the Earth, where he encounters dragons and dinosaurs, is more fantasy than funny.
A COMICAL ENDING. The last lines should make the audience chuckle and/or groan. Clever twists and puns can also be sprinkled throughout the story.
So what are you waiting for? Get started with creating your own Tall Tale!