Blog Post 18 – Sept. 22, 2021 club meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 club meeting – West Pines Toastmasters Club’s Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests.

Congratulations to Alejandro for completing his first path (Dynamic Leadership) and to Torah for completing Levels 1 to 4 of her third path (Persuasive Influence)!   

Membership renewals are due for the next 6 months by September 30, 2021 ($45).    Please feel free to renew your membership for 12 months ($90) if you wish.   

Area 14 Speech Contests will be held online on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Please plan to attend and support our club’s contestants.  

Our next Optional Saturday Speech Marathon will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 1 p.m. to approximately 2:30/3:00 p.m.  Please reserve a spot using the Role Reservation feature on the club website.  You will have to read your own Speaker Intro Form and speech objective and evaluate another speaker’s speech.     

The Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests’ Functionaries:

Contest Chair – TM Arlene

Contest Judge – TM Alejandro

Contest Master – TM Lori

Judges – Anonymous

Ballot Counters – TMs David and Donna

Timers – TMs Sean and Maribel

Sergeant-at-Arms – TM Julia

ZOOM Coordinators – TMs Arlene and Sandie


Area 14 Director TM Nylia and past Area Director TM Aura attended.

TM Okieve, the Test Speaker, spoke about his language journey:  starting with Jamaican Patois (the dialect of Jamaica) and English as a young child in Jamaica, learning Spanish as a foreign language in high school in Jamaica, and recently learning French and strengthening his Spanish while living in Canada.       

Time to Laugh!  TM Amir’s speech was about his nosy mom!  He told us that she pushed to make things happen the way she wanted them to occur.  He spoke further about his three possible choices for a wife when he was a young single man.

Jesus got everyone laughing about the challenging people and situations he encountered as a civil engineer.  His PowerPoint presentation was excellent, in my opinion.

Harold then got us laughing again by talking about the pandemic and when it will end!  He told us about the challenges of ordering groceries online.  Getting those things delivered was another challenge!  Also, he told us about his online video chats with his doctors.

Three very funny speeches!

Contest Winners:

Evaluation Contest – TM Carol

Humorous Speech – TM Jesus

More to come…

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