Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul 20, 2019 Toastmasters Meeting

"Disney Movies in My Mind" was the theme for today's Toastmasters regular meeting.

Attending in today's meeting were (L-R): Seated: Russell Santos, Venneth Santos, Jude Ola and Chloe de Guzman. Standing: Ching Bognot, Marlon Sanchez, Alvin Panghulan, Ed Ramirez, Ellen de Guzman, Cristina Yung and me.

(photo credits: Cristina Yung)

Club President Cristina (below-left) opened the meeting. She was followed by Chloe (below-center) for the invocation as well as the pledge. Treasurer Marlon (below-right) was the Toastmaster of the Day.

Table Topics

Area 73 Director Ching (below-left), fresh from her travel to Switzerland, was today's Table Topics Master and is shown explaining the Table Topics speech patterns.

True to the meeting's theme, she prepared well. She brought Disney movie-themed dolls to give away to those who volunteered to respond to Table Topics.

Veteran impromptu speaker Russell (below-center) was the first volunteer. He gave a mini-speech on a question inspired by the movie "Frozen". He got the toy "Princess Elsa".

The second volunteer was Sgt-at-Arms Jude Ola (below-right) and received the Siren Princess toy, "Ariel".

I'm guessing these guys came on to volunteer for the Disney toys that Ching was giving away, probably to give something to their girlfriends. Ha ha. Suffice it to say that none of the married guys volunteered at this point. Ha ha ha.

Maybe it was the lure of the Disney-themed toys, but we had three more volunteers as Table Topics respondents. The third was Chloe (below-left) shown admiring the Disney toy that she got, Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

The fourth respondent, Venneth (below-center), tried her hand at Table Topics and did quite well. The last respondent was guest (for the nth time, ha ha), Jomarc Baquiran (below-right).

Prepared Speeches

In today's Prepared Speeches, we saw one advanced speech in the legacy program and two Pathways speeches. Starting off in Prepared Speeches was Jude Ola (below-right), who gave a nutrition-related speech. He even prepared a Q and A game up front that collected preference data from the audience.

The second speaker was Alvin (below-center) and gave some interesting factoids about the phenomenal Mayor Isko, a.k.a. "Yorme". I evaluated Alvin for his speech.

The third was Ed (below-right) for a Presentation Mastery speech and evaluated by AD Ching.

After the Prepared Speeches and before the Evaluation portion was a much needed break. Shown below are Ed and Venn over at the buffet table for some snacks. The other guys: Alvin, Jomarc and Marlon chose to get some air outside of the 'aquarium' during the break.

Here's a final photo-op after the meeting.

Here's a scanned copy of today's productive program. After the meeting, the rest of the guys went over to Music 21 Karaoke Bar to celebrate at the BF Community Toastmasters Club 12th Anniversary Party.

And that's... a wrap!

BF Community Toastmasters Club Officers
TM Year 2019-2020
Club Officer PositionMember Name
PresidentCristina Yung, CC
VP-EducationLoise BaƱez, CC
VP-Membership Alvin Panghulan, PM1
VP-Public RelationsLes Aquino, DTM
SecretaryEd Ramirez, ACG ALS
TreasurerMarlon Sanchez, LD1
Sergeant-at-ArmsJude Ola, ACB
Immediate Past PresidentChing Bognot, PM3 ALB