Division S members at the conference Laura Bruce, Max Ridder-Patrick, Kevin Lee, Moira Beaton

Division S members at the Black Cat conference (Nov 2015) L to R – Neil MacLure, Laura Bruce, Max Ridder-Patrick, Kevin Lee, Moira Beaton

The District 71 Black Cat Conference is over.

Three days of non-stop learning, workshops and fun. We met up with old friends from across the UK and Ireland, made new friends and remembered friends who are no longer with us.

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Moira Beaton, District Administration Manager with Kevin Lee, District Director (both are members of Waverley Communicators in Area 30, Division S)

We conducted District Business in the General Council meeting where everyone has a say.

image2Witches, warlocks and black cats mingled at Friday evening’s opening ceremony and buffet.

Luanne Kent presenting Hall of Fame awards to Division S

Luanne Kent presenting Hall of Fame awards to Division S

At Saturday’s gala dinner, Luanne Kent, last year’s District Governor, presented her Hall of Fame awards amidst laughter, tears and lots of clapping – Toastmaster-style.

The flags of Uk, Ireland and Toastmasters International are walked out to re-appear in May at the Riverside Conference in Limerick

The flags of the UK, Ireland and Toastmasters International are walked out to re-appear in May at the Riverside Conference in Limerick

The weekend flew past and soon it was time for the Black Cat Team to hand over the flags to the organisers of the next conference which will be in Ireland in May 2016 – The Riverside Conference in Limerick             

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Olivia Schofield, Keynote Speaker at the conference speaking about “Taking A Risk”

Vicky Ferrer Mustafa. Region 11 Advisor talking about "Leadership in a Multicultural Environment"

Vicky Ferrer Mustafa. Region 11 Advisor talking about “Leadership in a Multicultural Environment”