We had a lovely and cheerful last meeting of 2017 on Monday!
Lovely and cheerful because:
– Mario is back, welcome!!!
– we tested a new venue – Les Brasseurs Neuchâtel ! Hospitable (word of the day) and cosy, we’ll decide soon if we choose it for real for the next months…
– the agenda filled in really quickly days before the meeting
– everybody was in a good mood
Valentina hosted the evening for the first time, as the toastmaster. She was funny, encouraging with those who spoke and engaging with the audience. I was her right hand, as the general evaluator.
Ivan broke the ice in an original way with his very first Toastmaster Speech. Simon made us curious about vinyl records in his 4th project and Catalina left us thoughtful about defending criminals (9th project).
Our evaluating team did a wonderful job! Evaluators – Lucia, Mario and Laurence, timekeeper – Nigel, ah counter – Violette, grammarian – Olivier.
Alexis proposed funny Christmassy table topics and even a special debate in the end about whether it is better to celebrate it in winter vs summer.
Super well done everyone!
May you all have fabulous holidays and see you next year on the 15th of January!