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Vancore Toastmasters Summer Social

Remember how as a kid you marvelled: Isn’t it lucky that there’s exactly the right amount of news in the world to fit in the newspaper? Now an adult you marvel: Isn’t it lucky that there are exactly the right … Continue reading

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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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Senses Working Overtime

Angela was wearing big groovy sunglasses as she stepped up to run Table Topics this week. Turns out this was more function than fashion: she was recovering from eye surgery. “It’s amazing how when you take away vision your other … Continue reading

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“Moments Of Truth”

Announcement Please note that the Vancore Toastmaster’s meeting held on Sept. 11th will be devoted to a Moments of Truth session and will not be a typical meeting, for those looking to attend as guests. What is Moments of Truth? … Continue reading

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“Why Are You Here?”

It all started with tears – a meltdown by Niki’s young child that led to temporary chaos, a forgotten briefcase, and a forced last-minute change to the regularly scheduled programming. The result was that Niki showed up to this week’s … Continue reading

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Guts. Glory. Nick.

“Who here has seen the film Anchorman?” asked Nick from the podium. A few nods of ascent, one muttered affirmation of “Classic!” from Lorne. “So, for those who haven’t, Will Ferrell jumps in to a bear pit to sort out … Continue reading

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Meet Your Executive

As this week’s meeting wound up and another VanCore election was in the books, our fearless new leader Katherine (Kate) Hallanzy announced she was heading over to Murchie’s for tea and who would like to join her? “Looks like the … Continue reading

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Let Your Life Speak

Sometimes, sitting in the audience at VanCore meetings, you can tell something big is taking shape. What Niki has going on at the moment is more than a series of related stories. In installments, Niki is telling a coming-of-age tale … Continue reading

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Shuffling the deck

It’s good to do a different job now and then. People get slow and sleepy in the same role for too long; they need a new challenge to wake them up and make them stretch. You see this principle in … Continue reading

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Judging the Judges

If you’re training food critics, you probably send them to Tojo’s, not McDonald’s. Critics rise to the level of the quality of what’s served to them. (In theory.) If you’re holding an evaluation contest — as VanCore did this week … Continue reading

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