by Mike Tatachar |
The theme for the meeting was “the early bird gets the worm” and it seemed as though all Preston Persuaders attending the meeting were following the cue. Members were all early for the meeting and were suitably rewarded. Not only was it a wonderful meeting, each table was meticulously (WOTD) adorn with a cup of delicious gummy worms, thanks to the generosity of the Toastmaster for the meeting CC Stephanie M. Invocator TM Janak P. started off the meeting in a humorous vein by stating that when you are not an “early bird” you can miss out on a choice breakfast at hotels. In her remarks, Club President CC, CL Allison B. recalled her personal story of getting a significant reward by being the earliest on her first day of work.
In her Ice Breaker speech TM Carolyn K. spoke of how she used a very personal tragic event to conquer her fears. Championing the case for the mass introduction of electric cars, ACB Brian T. rhetorically reminded everyone on how dependant we all were on the automobile and how the auto bailout was a missed opportunity to move away from fossil fuels. In perhaps a first ever at Preston Persuader club, the Toastmaster Stephanie M. was also the final speaker of the evening. Stephanie completed the final project of the Competent Communication manual with a commanding delivery of a cause she felt right and finally accomplish it. Kudos to Stephanie on completing the CC manual and becoming a Competent Communicator. Table Topics Master TM Durai K. challenged all to recall how we have missed seizing opportunities in our lives and how we would do better the next time.