First Oakville Toastmasters members and families gather together on a spectacular summer party to celebrate the end of an incredible season of learning, accomplishments and friendship.
Too many reasons to celebrate and to be proud of, including our and our nation’s anniversaries.
– Happy 150th Birthday CANADA –
– Happy 60th Birthday FIRST OAKVILLE TOASTMASTERS –
Thank you to all and special gratitude to toastmaster Cheryl Boxall-Etherington and husband for your kind hospitality! Enjoy your summer and see you all back on September 7th!
In our final meeting this season, A+ rated meeting, we had fabulous speakers, terrific evaluations and prestigious awards:
** Our Area Director Renata Noronha handed the area trophies and recognized First Oakville Toastmasters for winning all 4 District 86 – Area 36 contests this season. Congratulations Toastmasters Peter West, Adrian Scott, John Boateng and Mark Molder (our president) for your achievements.
** Toastmaster Adrian Scott was named Toastmaster of the Year. Congratulations to Adrian for this well-deserved award for your multiple achievements throughout the Toastmaster season.
** Toastmaster Scott Richardson was awarded for Top Attendance. ThankYou for your permanent commitment.
** Five of our members, Zulma Garcia (our club VP of PR), Cheryl Boxall-Etherington (our incoming Treasure), Adrian Scott, Linda Rossi and Rosa Rodriguez (our Vp of Membership), received new designations on their Leadership and Communication tracks.
First Oakville Toastmasters celebrated our President’s Distinguished Club award, the highest designation a club can be awarded.
Congratulations to All Club members and to the outgoing executive committee Toastmasters Mark Molder, Rosa Rodriguez, Petra Dubec, Zulma Garcia, Luke Jin, Sameet Batavia, and Scott Richardson, for your hard work, experience, and dedication.
See you in September with a whole new executive and new goals to be reached!
Hello out there,
FOTM is on summer break, but the executive committee is busy behind the scenes to pass along their roles to prepare the incoming executive to make 2014-2015 season the best yet!
Eleanor Hayward, Outgoing VP PR & Brampston Gushway, Incoming VP PR
Here is a view of the Christmas Party from a far from disinterested observer who was fortunate enough to be volunteered to play the part of John “I got Rhythm” Pope, key board artist and second banana extraordinaire to Dophra Doolittle, the host for the evening’s extravaganza.
The organizing committee did a fabulous job of organizing the evening and having the room dressed in extravagant fashion. Having an early start so we could socialize as only Toastmasters can was a great idea.
Having the chat show theme for the party was inspired. Dophra Doolittle maintained control of the evening in her inimitable style with the assistance and sometimes despite the efforts of her second banana and her guests.
After a delicious and traditional turkey dinner we were treated to readings from a variety of Christmas themed writings and original thoughts and actions from Rudolph of the flashing red nose (who knew?), Mr. “I like Pierogis and prorogation” Harper, a very out of shape Santa, and a very animated and reformed Mr. Scrooge. The latter was maniacal in leading us in some risqué games. It is not every Christmas party that features mostly men donning ladies underwear on their heads! Look at the photos taken by our amazing photographer Peter West at his site Peter West Photo, in the gallery 2010 Xmas First Oakville Toastmasters and see who obviously had experience at this activity!
Mercifully the group singing this year was left until we had imbibed sufficient Christmas cheer so that we all sounded awesome, at least to me.
Truly a party to remember.
Submitted by Patricia Lore
For all Oakville Toastmasters the enclosed poster from the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG for short) invites us to go down the road a bit and explore the wonders of the RBG. If you haven’t discovered this fabulous place just on our doorstep, here’s an invite to Oakville Days August 6, 7, and 8th with a two for one admission price. Check it out and expand your summer.