Monthly Archives: May 2018


On your marks, get set, ready, GO!!!!

Public Speaking is not a spring, it's a marathon!

Tonight First Oakville Toastmasters will be hosting a Speech Marathon Night like no other.

10 speakers, 10 evaluators, 2 hours.  10 of our members will be one speech closer to reaching their goals.  We have had a very busy and successful year at First Oakville Toastmasters and just when you would think we’d start winding things down, we’ve turned up the heat a bit.  Tonight speaker order will be selected randomly and members will be delivering projects from the Competent Communicator, Advanced Specialty Speeches manual, and many Pathways speeches.

Guests are ALWAYS welcome, in fact, we are pleased to welcome two very special guests with us tonight from, Own The Moment Oakville Toastmasters.

Ready, set, SPEAK!

Running is the great metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.



Mary Heary Tall Tale Speech Contest

Last Thursday we hosted our Club Tall Tale Speech Contest!  It was an evening of exaggerated truths and unbelievable stories with a few twists and turns leaving us in awe.  We traveled from the busy streets of Vietnam to overcoming Parliamentary Procedure troubles with a quick fix, back to Vietnam and then back to Oakville to solve the mystery of the missing containers.

A big thank you to Adrian Scott our contest chair and Fei Sun, Chief Judge.  Thank you to all our officers who kept the contest and election running smoothly.

Congratulations to our 4 contestants Danny Luu, Rebecca Valero, Peter West and, Vishal Kapoor.IMG-6314 (1)

Special congratulations to our winners:

First Place:  Rebecca Valero, “Parliamentary Procedure Help”
Second Place:  Peter West, “Good Morning Vietnam”


The Area Tall Tales Contest will be hosted by Trafalgar Oakville Toastmasters on Monday, May 28th, 2018.  Please come out and support our winners and get to know other Toastmasters from the Oakville Community.  We will share contest details as they become available.

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Election Results!

This past Thursday we voted in our 2018-2019 First Oakville Toastmasters executive.  A group of dynamic and enthusiastic members who will steer our club through the next season.

It is hard to believe this year has gone by so quickly and we’re now beginning to turn our attention to next year.  With a new Toastmaster year around the corner, we will have a new executive, with new goals, new challenges to face, new ideas and we look forward to celebrating their successes and supporting them through their challenges.

The newly-elect executive that was voted in this past Thursday will officially commence their term on July 1st, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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From left to right:  Firas Farah (Incoming SAA), Eric Bastien (Incoming VP Public Relations), Alonso Mendizabal (Incoming President), Fei Sun (Incoming VP Education), Tanouja Rama (Incoming VP Membership), Roy Campbell (Incoming Secretary), Missing from photo: Cheryl Etherington (Incoming Treasurer) 

Congratulations to all of you!  A big thank you to everyone who stepped forward and ran in this election, whether you won or not, you are giving back to this club and your efforts are greatly appreciated.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  – John Quincy Adams.