Thanks to Doramys for organizing our meeting place at the Celgene offices in Boudry. It offered a new environment to practice our speaking in front of a long conference table. Our next meeting will also be held at Celgene.
Helene was our entertaining toastmaster of the evening and she guided us with practiced efficiency.
This was our first meeting following our summer break and although some members could not attend we had three guests, Anne, Mani, and Vineela. Our guest Anne has already expressed an interest to join our club. We can also extend a welcome to Giselle who has made a decision to formally join our club.
We had an interesting speech from Doramys about the pharma business. This was here 7th speech focused on Research Your Topic. Caroline provided an excellent evaluation making some very good suggestions and pointing out how Doramys is improving.
Irma was our Table Topics Master and she had us laughing with some fun questions about our summer holidays.
For our club business Roswitha took the opportunity to remind us of the upcoming club contest on 12 September. She is putting a team together to manage the contest. If you want to compete please be sure to inform Roswitha and if not please let her know how you can help in the organization.
Roswitha also took the opportunity to recognize Helene and made a very special presentation of Helene’s recent Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) Award. This is a big deal for Helene and for our club. It is a significant achievement that took a lot of work and effort from Helene. There are not many DTMs in Switzerland and we are lucky to have one in our club.
We had reports from our Timer Roswitha, the Grammarian Mario, and the Ah Counter Giselle.
Our thanks to Roswitha who was also our Apero-Master of the evening.
It was great fun and we look forward to our next meeting at Celgene on Monday 29 August 2016. We will meet at the front entrance at 18:20.