Oh,What A Night…February 4,2010

submitted by Toastmaster Donald Knowles

Toastmaster Donald Knowles

Well, what a night last night (February 4) . The VP. Membership was away on business and a guest needed some help. Many thanks to Ann McNicholl for looking after Shannon. I was running around helping Iryna pay some bills and Ann graciously took over. Then Mme. Ford signs up, then Kim signs up, and then Tyler signs up. Three new members, but these ones are different. One is a past member and 2 are rookies, but they were at the evaluation and judging workshop the night before. Talk about keeners. I just might loose my spot as the resident “A” type.

I haven’t cracked the books today, but I think the latest round of members has kicked us over 50, again.

Advance Notice. With 3 new members hungry for roles I will be redoing the schedule this weekend (February 6 and 7).

We are starting to wind through the second half of the year. If you are not working on your CL manual the question is why not? A lot of what you do in the club at a meeting can be counted towards your CL designation. It is not just TM “stuff”. The projects help you learn leadership and facilitation skills. In the current environment of leaner and meaner knowing more skills is not a bad thing. I embraced the CL process because I am older and more expensive than others in the work force. Anything that helps me upgrade my skills to stay ahead of the layoff curve can only be a good thing. Some things are not new, but there Is nothing wrong with a refresher from time to time. Something to think about.

Enjoy the weekend and see you all back at the shop next Thursday.

Anyone want to take over the Chair for the Evaluation contest? I have only run 3 but am willing to share my limited understanding. Something to consider.

Yours in Toastmasters.

Donald

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