Grosvenor Toastmasters celebrated its meeting # 1001 in style, at a venue overlooking the sun setting over the Toronto skyline (visit our Facebook page to see pictures). With the spectacular view, the theme of the meeting was fitting: TORONTO THE GREAT! The annual “outdoor” Latin Fiesta was moved into the party room due to the weather, but Chairman and Toastmaster Colin Nekolaichuk presided over a great meeting that celebrated the DIVERSITY of the city, which was also the word of the day.
Table Topics Master Janine Chin had participants providing their thoughts and perspectives of interesting facts about Toronto such as the underground pathway system and the upcoming Pan-American games.
Our first speaker was Sharvan Salooja, who completed Speech #3 from the Competent Communicator Manual (Get to the point). Called “Embracing Failure” he shared how failure can lead to personal growth and interesting life experience,s and shared how as a young man, he was able to learn from his own failures. Biswajit Das evaluated Sharvan’s speech.
Shirley Li also gave Speech#3 from the Competent Communicator Manual, entitled “One Ontario, One School” in which she argued that Ontario’s system of a separate Catholic public school system was discriminatory and unfair. Vahid Anwari evaluated Shirley’s speech.
Brittany Cryder also completed Speech #3, entitled “The True North Not So Free,” in which she shone a spotlight Canada’s shameful role in the human trafficking trade and implored all of us to take an active role in combating this terrible crime. Kendrick Doll evaluated Brittany’s speech.
Meaghan Johns was the General Evaluator; Alia Zhang was the Timer; Biswajit Das was the Quizmaster; Aiden Acheson was the Grammarian.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 10