I was so privileged to welcome a new club to the Toastmasters family on Friday night, Wokingham Speakers in Area 21. They chartered very quickly and judging by the amazing tall tales we were treated to after dinner, a fun and exciting place to be.
The Charter Dinner was held at the Waterloo Inn at Crowthorne, beautifully hosted by Mell Sheppard and the team. We enjoyed a welcome drink and a three course meal, followed by a series of the tallest tales, ranging from the 2002nd tale of Cobbler Khan and nightmare bosses to UFOs in the Arizona desert, troubles with shampoo, Andy Murray and the winner, Marlane Heard, who told us about the most desirable cat with a great twist at the end. Lt. Gov. Marketing Jean Gamester was also there to welcome the new club. She drew the analogy that a new club is like a butterfly. You never quite know where it’s going to go and the people it’s going to influence, but we know it’s going to be a wonderful journey.
As I have become more involved in Toastmasters I have discovered the supportive world of the Toastmasters community. Wherever I go I am welcomed and invited to participate. I feel like every club is my home club! I am always glad when a new member joins or a club charters, because I know the difference a Toastmasters club experience can make to the lives of those members. We learn, we grow in confidence and ability, we discover new skills and interests with every meeting.
Hi, I’m Vanessa and I’m a Toastmasters Junkie. I hope you will join me 🙂