Dear Fellow and Prospective Toastmasters,
April has started to be a great month for VanCore Toastmasters Club. VP of Public Relations, Cory Forrest was in charge of the first meeting of the month and had the distinct pleasure of welcoming two new members: Angela Peng and Victor He, who were guests the week before. Our exciting new web presence brought in two new guests to our downtown Vancouver Toastmasters Club, Nikki and Oliver who bravely participated in the challenging Table Topics presided over by Bruce who also offered a fascinating phrase in lieu of Word of the Day, “platinum rule” that brilliantly means–Golden Rule plus a deep level of empathy.
A new dimension was added to the meeting by the introduction of a speech from the Advance Manual on “Communicating on TV” by Susan, complete with descriptions and demonstration of the absolutely necessary performance “cues.” With the rest of the roles enthusiastically taken care of by Theo, Loa, Connie, etc., the meeting was soon over and it was time to turn our attention to the Area Evaluation Contest.
The Contest that evening was held at the Royal-T Toastmasters Club’s location at 1055 W Georgia St. Like a pro, our very own Carla calmly and confidently won the Area 75 Evaluation Contest.
In support of Carla, several members from our club were in attendance as judges, counter and observer: Connie, Loa, Susan and Theo. Carla now moves up to compete in the Division 75 Competition to be held on Saturday, April 21st at #300-755 Burrard St. Let as many of us as possible attend, help to officiate the running of the Contest and best of all, to support and cheer Carla on to another win.
Club status in the Distinguished Club Program is coming alive. For the longest time it sat at 1 out of 10. Thanks to Connie for getting her CC, we just moved to 2/10—if all goes well we should be at 5/10 by the end of April which will make us a Distinguished Club!
With two additional months to the end of the 2011/2012 Term–June 30th, we could conceivably reach 7/10 and rise to Select Distinguished Club. On the verge of helping to achieve that Status are: CC: Bruce, Mary Lou, Susan, and Loa; ACS, Jonathan; and ACB, Susan. New members will help to clinch the 7/10 status.
Way to go everyone! Let’s keep up the good work.
Congratulations Carla! VanCore has truly come alive this spring, with the club being represented at the Division level in the Evaluation Contest.