Recaps

A mother knows best, or does she?

A mother knows best, or does she?

What a great night it was last night with our first ever ‘official’ (judged and scored) Club Debate! My what a battle. With a moot like ‘Mother knows best for her child’ it was bound to get messy, and the teams did not disappoint. With Jan leading those in favour of the moot, she gave … A mother knows best, or does she? Read More » ...

July 23 Recap

With three major speeches in one sitting, tonight was as diverse and thought-provoking as an evening could be.  We traversed from Rohit’s fantastic analysis of the cons of TV advertising, to Tim’s technical session on mathematical kiwiana then to Tasha’s shocking and oh-so-captivating account of USA guns laws.  Table-topics was hilarious as Rebecca lead us … July 23 Recap Read More » ...

Impersonating Italian Churchill

Tonight was an all-round high quality evening. High quality speeches, high quality language and even some high quality impersonations. And the impersonations kicked off with a brilliant rendition of Winston Churchill’s famous WWII speech, complete with accent and Churchill-gestures. Hot on his heels was Jonathan with ‘Today in history’ which began at 2AD and wrapped … Impersonating Italian Churchill Read More » ...

August 13 Recap

With three speeches and six table topics tonight, Catherdral City Toastmasters was on fire with some brilliant performances complete with the usual seasoning of entertainment and at times laugh-out-loud comedy. Scott treated us to a great review of ‘The season of the Jew’ by Maurice Shadbolt, leaving us all wanting to pick up a copy … August 13 Recap Read More » ...

A humorous contest

Tonight was the 2013 Cathedral City Contest evening, and oh what a night! First up was the Table Topics competition with the topic of the evening, “A memorable moment in my life was …”.  We were treated to a variety of replies, from first encounters at the Vatican, to a chilly marriage proposal, university graduation … A humorous contest Read More » ...

July 30 Recap

Tonight was all about diversity & learning, with a whole lot of fun mixed in.  Randall blew us away with his tales of near death escapes, soaring with eagles & more in his hang-gliding second CC speech “In a world full of people only some choose to fly”.  Other highlights included an awesome session of kiwi … July 30 Recap Read More » ...

July 23 Recap

With three major speeches in one sitting, tonight was as diverse and thought-provoking as an evening could be.  We traversed from Rohit’s fantastic analysis of the cons of TV advertising, to Tim’s technical session on mathematical kiwiana then to Tasha’s shocking and oh-so-captivating account of USA guns laws.  Table-topics was hilarious as Rebecca lead us … July 23 Recap Read More » ...
A juicy trifecta

A juicy trifecta

What a night! We had the trifecta tonight at Cathedral City, With our three speakers Jan, Randall and Scott. We were treated to three amazing speeches that Inspired us, left us in awe and even a few dry throats (prelude to juicy eyes). What trio of speakers without a trio of awesome evaluators. Thanks guys! … A juicy trifecta Read More » ...

Smart dreams of shark underpants

Tonight was one of those great nights.  An enthralling icebreaker from Tasha on being stranded at sea in shark infested waters.  A captivating CC speech from Kathy, chasing her dreams of seahorses and a side-splitting bard from Gary on the merits of smart underpants.  Then who could forget the mad progression of table-topics that weaved … Smart dreams of shark underpants Read More » ...
Humorous flowers

Humorous flowers

A great night tonight. A real impromptu evening, with a few members unable to make it we had our Toast Master Dave Brierly step in with a humorous speech and Ellie giving an educational about a….Flower. Oh and an inspirational Bard from Inka. Also our newbies put in a solid effort, they are growing fast. … Humorous flowers Read More » ...

Pike viticulture gripes

Toastmasters tonight was one of those really memorable evenings. Scott’s icebreaker had us gripped, as he retold his stories on viticulture, Iraq, private investigation and more. Tarsha really moved the audience with her reading about the moment the Pike River Mine exploded. A great educational on the distinguished club program from Gary and a fun … Pike viticulture gripes Read More » ...
Vibrant stingray encounters

Vibrant stingray encounters

We had 12 members at our meeting last night with Gary leading the charge on Toastmaster. Tim talked about his recent public speaking success at his work then Dave B. launched into his grammarian role with Vibrant being the word of the night. Randall captivated us with a reading from Steven Hawkins ‘A briefer history … Vibrant stingray encounters Read More » ...