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End of joke: laugh here

We all appreciate people who can reliably bring the funny. Most of us can bring the funny ourselves, occasionally. But humour is like a bird in the wild. It sings when it thinks it’s alone. When it knows it’s being … Continue reading

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Shape Up

A good rule of thumb at VanCore is: when you see Kate is signed up as Table Topics Master at the next meeting, be there. Kate is a teacher, and teachers (the good ones, anyway) are always stretching to get … Continue reading

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Freedom Fighters

There are many teachers among the VanCore member pool, and Kate’s one of them. Lately Kate has been teaching the British philosopher John Stuart Mill, who has strong opinions on liberty. Mill raises fascinating questions about how much freedom the … Continue reading

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Say it Like You Mean It: Eunoia

Not all Toastmasters clubs include a “Word of the Day” on their weekly agendas, but VanCore does, and it’s hard now to imagine a meeting without it. There have been some obvious words, some silly ones, and some crazily obscure … Continue reading

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Summary and Ice Breaker Debuts

Cory chaired the final meeting in May and our VanCore Toastmasters club continues to grow with healthy attendance of enthusiastic speakers.  Roles were quickly assigned by Cory and upon recognition of all present the meeting speeches proceeded with Connie’s, ever … Continue reading

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