Saturday, January 26, 2019

Joint Area Contest for Division H 2018-2019

From the club contest level, the club winners advanced to the Joint Area Contest today. That means clubs under the different areas will be competing against each other.

Shown below are the delegates from the BF Community Toastmasters Club (L-R): Duchess Marie Cruz Munsayac, Leah Catapia, Ching Bognot, Sugar Loise Banez, Russell Santos, me and Ed Ramirez.


(photo credits: Leah Catapia)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Charter Installation of First Balfour Toastmasters Club

At long last, the First Balfour Toastmasters Club had their Charter Presentation and Installation today. This was a few months after we, the demo team, gave a Demo Meeting for First Balfour last Oct.26, 2018.

Attending as guests in today's Charter Presentation were (L-R, seated): Area 71 Director JK, me (representing Div H Director Dolly), ACT VP-Education Lolet de los Reyes, ACT VP-Membership Estrella Coors and her guest.

(photo credits: Adrienne Nicole Bernal)


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jan 19, 2019 Toastmasters Meeting - Manage Projects Successfully, First Speech

It was our first regular club meeting for the year 2019 today, although we just met at the recently concluded Club Contest last Jan. 5, 2019. Some of us even met each other in the recent Club Officers Training 2 last Jan. 12, 2019.

Those who attended in today's meeting were (L-R): Lorenzo Vergel de Dios, me, Nona Hermogenes, Leah Catapia, guest Tess, guest Atsuko, Bea Indonto, Loise Banez, Ed Ramirez, Marlon Sanchez, Jude Ola, Russell Santos and Ching Bognot.

(photo credits: Marlon Sanchez)

Manage Projects Successfully 1st Speech-Sample IP4, "A Successful Club Contest"

This is my 18th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Jan 19, 2019 Toastmasters Meeting.


A Successful Club Contest by Jan 5, 2019
(Manage Projects Successfully 1st Speech, Jan 19, 2019, BF Community TMC, Cassalu Restaurant, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Nona Hermogenes DTM)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Continental Manila Toastmasters Club 4th Visit

The order of the today's meeting was the reintroduction of the Pathways Learning Sessions to the club members. It did catch me a little off guard though because I thought it would be a regular meeting.

Some of the club members, two of them speakers, had conflict with today's meeting and had to beg off. But was I disappointed because of the last minute change in agenda? Not at all!

(photo credits: Jeffrey Lim)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Club Officers Training 2 of 2018-2019 for Divisions H & K

Attending the Club Officers Training 2 from the BF Community Toastmasters Club were eight members: Ching, Ed, Loise, me, Cristina, Dolly, Duchess and Marlon. We were the biggest delegation in the training, second only to the host club, the Dasmariñas City Toastmasters Club.


(photo credits: Ching Bognot)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

BF Community Toastmasters Club Contest 2008-2019

It was a two thumbs-up for me as we concluded the Speech Contests for BF Community Toastmasters Club today at the club's regular venue in Las Piñas City. Our efforts to prepare for this in the Dec.22 Club Contest Planning with Pres. Ching paid off!

Attending the club contest were (L-R): Standing: DTM Nona Hermogenes (Test Speaker), Leah Catapia, Nelle Cirujales, Ed Ramirez, Marlyn Malinao, guest Bianza Escolar, Russell Santos, AD Anne Macalintal, DTM Raul de la Vega, Loise Bañez, Bea Indonto, Leonzo Escolar and me. Seated: Ching Bognot, Dolly de los Reyes, Duchess Munsayac, DTM Rema Manzano, Cristina Yung and DTM Beth Pableo.

(photo credits: BF Community TMC)


Friday, January 4, 2019

Toastmasters Document Briefcase from District Director

During the Power Dressing Seminar, Division Director Dolly handed to me what looked like a small package.

When I opened it, the package turned out to be a Toastmasters Document Briefcase. And inside the briefcase were a couple of promotional bookmarks and button pins. The package was a gift from our District 75 Director, Benz Lim.

As of this writing, the item description as advertised in the TI website is shown below: