Post written by Gerry Dunn ACB ALB
Central Toastmasters held their first meeting as a chartered club on Wednesday at Jury’s Inn in Glasgow, and what a great and busy meeting it was. As you might expect the atmosphere was brilliant throughout.
After being welcomed by Club President Kamil Toume, Toastmaster Scott Jackson did a great job in piloting us through a very busy agenda. The Area 60 Governor, Gerry Dunn, was able to pay tribute to the club and its founder Michael Whyte on a fantastic achievement in chartering in just 8 months.
We had 4 excellent speeches including an inspiring icebreaker from Alan Paton, and a varied Table Topics session led by Martin Timoney.
Central Toastmasters don’t have a network break in the middle of the meeting.
What they do have is Central Talk which gives members and guests a chance to chat and ask questions after the formal business of the meeting,
without the pressure of having to be back for the second half.
For example, this is when the VPM can talk to guests and, if necessary, help them fill out membership forms. On Wednesday he had plenty to do!
Central Toastmasters brings the number of clubs in Area 60 up to 5.
The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in Jurys Inn at 7pm.
This club is going to be a big asset to the Area 60 family.
Gerry Dunn is a member of Glasgow Toastmasters and Area 60 Governor