Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Exec & Tall Tales Contest

Congratulations to our new executive team upon their election last night at First Oakville Toastmasters. The opportunity to serve your club is both an honour and a gift. There’s lots to learn and lots to do and we’ve elected just the right team to get the job done.

We had multiple candidates for just about every position (this is a sign of a very healthy club) so we’re counting on all those members who weren’t elected last night to lead our many committees next year.


(Our 2016-2017 executive team from left to right: Sameet Batavia – treasurer; Zulma Garcia – VP of PR; Rhiannon Filip – VP of Education; Mark Molder – president; Rosa Rodriguez – VP of Membership; Scott Richardson – Sgt.-At-Arms; Luke Jin – secretary)

Also last night we held our Tall Tales contest with a possible record of seven participants (and yes it was a long but funny night).

Our winner was Deborah Bartucci with her rapid hair growing problem which she turned into a business. (Remember this is a Tall Tale Contest.)




First Oakville Toastmasters will continue meeting on Thursdays (arrive at 7:15pm) at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1494 Wallace Road in Oakville. Our last meeting of this session will be June 2. It’s not too late to join and get involved in Toastmasters.

A summer party is being planned for members to take place in July and our new executive team is getting ready to attend District training sessions over the summer.

A super night last night and we’re set for a great season next year.

Emily’s Gift

At First Oakville we’re a family of individuals (and couples) who join together every week to learn how to become better speakers, better listeners and leaders in our own lives and communities.

Often over the years we’ve been treated to special moments at club meetings and at our special events such as our Charter party and our upcoming club summer party.

But today we’ve got a special treat. The young daughter (I think she’s three or four.) of one of our members has sent us a picture that she drew and thought we’d enjoy it.

So here it is. It’s a drawing by Emily and we can thank her mom for bringing it to us. And we can thank Emily for thinking of us. Enjoy.scan