Next meeting, Wednesday 24 June at 7:30pm

WineterMemeOur next meeting:
Another winter meeting… another winter meme! Our next meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday 24 June in the lovely warm surrounds of the San Remo Hotel. The meeting will be filled with winter-warming speeches by Phoebe, Chrissy and Heather or Miriam with a healthy dollop of fun and frivolity on top.

Phoebe’s speech this week will be part two of her fascinating insight into the Christchurch earthquakes – and a practise run for her presentation to work colleagues in July.

Southern Cross Newsletter
Southern Cross, the online newsletter for District 73 is now available.
The newsletter includes an run down of the recent Toastmasters conference hosted in Tasmania

Joke of the Day
In preparation for Wednesday, here is a pre-meeting ‘Joke of the Day’:

A guy walks into a bar and sees 3 pieces of meat hanging from the ceiling. The guy asks, “What’s this about?” The bartender replies, “Well, if you can jump up and slap the meat, you get free drinks for the rest of the night. If you miss, you pay for everyone’s drinks for the next hour. You wanna do it?”
The guy replies, “Nah, the steaks are too high.”

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

Next meeting, Wednesday 10 June at 7:30pm

1ea744fde1c965af7383e3b6d2c56f81Brrr… happy winter! Don’t be put off by the cold, our meetings are warm and ‘toasty’. Tomorrow’s meeting (Wednesday 10 June) is looking like a lot of fun with speeches by Phoebe, Hans and Greg and table topics from Miriam. Please join us.

Club Report:
We were pleased to welcome Michael Lilley to our club recently to facilitate an ‘Area Visit Report’. Turns out he likes us (well the report seems to indicate this anyway!). Some of the feedback we received was:

The club greets guests exceptionally well.
Meetings are of a very friendly nature and are made enjoyable 
through the inclusion of members in the meeting agenda and the 
allowance for participation from the guests. Members are very 
understanding and supportive towards each other.
Encourages members to complete projects from their manuals and 
compete in speech competitions.

There were some things that we can work on – most importantly better tracking of where members in relation to completion of manuals… and this will be worked on in the coming months.

Toastmaster Convention
If you are considering attending this year’s Toastmaster Convention, there are still a few days left to grab an early bird ticket at the ‘Early Bird’ price. This year’s conference will be held in Viva Las Vegas.