Happy Anniversary, Center Berlin Toastmasters! You’ve come a long way, baby!
On 8 June 2015, CBT held its first meeting. We now have 33 enthusiastic members and a brilliant year of well-run meetings and special events behind us.
Twenty-four of our thirty-three members came together to elect our new Board. The eight incoming officers will serve from 1 July 2016 to 31 June 2017. Club leadership is a powerful growth experience. As each candidate gave a 30 second introduction, I could feel the strength of the team building. Congratulations to all. We have a year full of promise and opportunity ahead of us.
After the elections, our guest speaker, Peter Stewart from Aberdeen, Scotland treated us to the ear-curdling „OHOY! OHOY!“ wail of a military siren. One of many things he’ll remember from his time in the military during the Cold War. Lessons Learned From Berlin became his life lessons:
1. be a good communicator;
2. be kind to others;
3. never give up.
The theme of the evening, choices, was evident in the election process and carried into Table Topics. Volunteer spontaneous speakers had 1 – 2 minutes to tell us how their choices led to unexpected endings. We heard some very unexpected stories! – Liverpool vs. Milan; an interview that ended up with the applicant rejecting the job offer; a young woman who fell in love with a stranger only to find out he was her half-brother! Truth? or poetic license? Their choice.
Exercise your free choice. Join us at our next meeting. See you there!
Khushi Pasquale, Founder
Center Berlin Toastmasters
Here’s Peter Stewart, Aberdeen’s “chirpy chappie”!