Dear Moscow Toastmasters community members & guests!
, especially in poetry, has often been associated with
melancholia. Influenced by Samhain, a Celtic autumn festival, autumn can be associated with
Halloween & pumpkins. Autumn
also has a strong association with
the end of summer holiday and the start of a new school year...
Hey, and with what was this autumn associated in Toastbusters? Let's remember it together! :)
It was contest time!
This autumn was real contest time, became a true "public speaking battle" among Toastbusters members.
Two challenging qualification contests: Humorous Speech & Table Topics
, were successfully conducted in our club.
Because we're in the Area now, and can hold not only inner club contests, but think wider! The winners of inner contests automatically engage in competition with the winners of the same contest of other Moscow TM clubs at the Area level.
So let's welcome the best impromptu speakers of our club
, meaning the TT contest winners:
1 place: Sergey Kuzin, ACS
2 place: Max Silin, CC, CL
3 place: Tatiana Kurochkina
...And the most humourous public speakers
1 place: Max Silin, CC, ALB
2 place: Denis Shevchuk, ACB, ALB
3 place: Alexey Kravtsun, CC
Girls & boys, let the honour of Toastbusters club at the Area level will be heavily guarded by you! :)
This autumn was also significant for two outclub events, we successfully organized! They were: the ToastQuest & Mafia.
A season of outclub events
Both these events have already became a sort of traditional ones. And we strive to make them even more entertaining and well-organized. Why? Because a successful event makes our members and guests pleased, satisfied
and arouses in them a strong wish to stay with us further & further. Nothing can be better than this. :)
So let's remember how it was all together!
On October 10
, seven brave Toastmasters
didn't take any fright of autumn weather and enjoyed our ToastQuest
! Two teams, Smart&Fast and Dve Blodinki i Moryak (Two Blondes and a Sailor), competed with each other in resolving riddles about foreigners in Moscow. Running around the city centre searching for mysterious sights, dramatizing the British Queen visit, developing creative power
- we hope, these memories will stay in your minds for long!
If you want to see some photos from the ToastQuest, check our Facebook event here
. Hope next time you'll find yourself there as well ;)
became a day devoted to betrayal, lynching innocents in the hope of killing someone bad, convincing people that you were a good person when you were really bad... in a nutshell, it became a Mafia day
! About 15 Toastmasters from different clubs joined this event
to spend the evening "killing" or curing or determining the killers. The evening flew as one moment. Slyness, secrets & craftiness
- that made the the mood for us that day. But no sooner had we left the cafe than smiles & friendliness returned to everyone obviously! :) Check the photos here
This autumn was rich for events, but be sure - we're not going to ease off! :)
A high-quality club encourages and celebrates member achievement, provides a supportive and fun environment, and offers a professionally organized meeting. And certainly, Toastbusters, in the person of our EC, active perspective members and soon-to-be-members, strives to achieve a variety and quality in everything that happens under the aegis of the club.
DCP preliminary results
DCP is about making us highly effective. DCP is about raising the bar. DCP is about the thing, we're devoted to for the sake of the club and its place in the Area. That is why we accurately follow our progress in the program, and the end of autumn is a wonderful time to evaluate it. So here is the report:
3 goals out of 8 possible for an undistricted (yet) club is quite a good result, but we definitely will not stop on that! New year will bring new victories and new awards for our club members!