Meeting – Tuesday 29 March 2011

Seasoned pro Glenn Flinkenberg led a loyal following at our meeting with ample opportunities for speaking and learning. He ensured good flow to the meeting and peppered the transitions with nice touches of off-the-cuff humour and wit.

Clinton displayed dedication and flare at the front wearing two hats as acting president and table topics master. Table topics were presented out of the “Raven Bag of Tricks” (compliments of Big Dave) and all participants had two minutes to talk about their prop – a torch for Steve T, a stuffed bird for Warwick, a long tyre tube for Glenn and a question about the size of his bottom for Eric.

Grammarian Ruth demonstrated admirable confidence and natural ability to present the word of the day ‘cognisant’. A word which was well used during the course of the meeting.

After the breakfast break, Jo ran an informative session on leadership. She provided an excellent overview on the different styles of leadership and emphasised the point that true leadership creates more leaders at every level of an organisation. Way to lead Jo!

John, our loyal and longstanding Sergeant at Arms, took on the challenge to speak at short notice and entertained everyone on the dilemmas around his three-legged cat Cocoa.

Huge thanks to our evaluators for providing the gift of growth. Firstly, Brenda who evaluated table topics, secondly Eric and Simon for the formal speeches. Well done! 

A warm welcome to our latest members Glen and Mohammed!

See you in two weeks!

Quote of the day:

“If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I would be at the bottom to catch them.”

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