Grub N Gab March 26, 2019 Recap

Thank you, everyone, for a great meeting!  Our Toastmaster, Dan shares a few ways to help us maintain and/or increase our Memories.  It was found beneficial to eat more fruits and veggies, practice repetition, mnemonic skills, link things with an association, aerobic exercise, and plentiful of sleep.  It is also helpful to continue learning new materials and avoid using brain training apps.

We welcomed Kim McPhaul, our newest GNG member.  We also had two returning guests (Kevin and Sabastian).  We had no speakers this week; we had so much fun in Table Topics which led by Kevin MacNaughton.  There was a schedule conflict in the reserved conference room, resulted in a shorter meeting.  We wished we had more time! 

My best memories are the ones we make together and the stories you share.  Hope to see you all next week!

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Celebrate Survival with Grub N Gab Toastmasters on March 19

YTK forever changed our programming language. It took strong communication between teams and strong leaders to ensure that the world didn’t come to end in the year 2000.

One key component to Toastmasters is learning to run and lead a meeting. Imagine is everyone sat around during YK2 and simply stared at each other. We would be living in the Dark Ages without the technology we have grown to love and loathe!

Join us for a meeting and start building your skills. Bring your lunch and we will meet you in the lobby!

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Together We Grow

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to
effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a
mature manager, student, young professional, career advancer
or looking to make an impact in your community, Toastmasters
is the most efficient, supportive, enjoyable and affordable way
of gaining great communication skills. You’ll improve your
interpersonal communication and be more persuasive and
confident when giving speeches. You’re not in alone! Grub N Gab Toastmasters is a warm and welcoming club ready to help you chart your path.

Bring a government-issued ID and we will meet you in the lobby. Bring your lunch if you wish.

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Grub N Gab Feb. 20 Recap

Thank you to everyone for attending our “Laughter is the best medicine” meeting on February 19 where we learned about the beneficial things laughter brings.

Alex gave a very insightful speech pertaining to current events transpiring in California, the California High Speed Train project and easement issues regarding such.

It was great to see new guests coming out to our meeting and one of the guests ended up claiming victor as best Table Topics speaker.

Below are our roles for next week. See you see soon!

Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Toastmaster of the Day:
Shirin Lavaie, CC CL

Meeting Theme

Not set

Grammarian:
Alexander Glenn Davis

WOD

Lambast
criticize (someone or something) harshly.
“they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truth”

Timer:
Nijith Gangadharan

Vote Counter:
Alexander Glenn Davis

General Evaluator:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5

Officer Recap:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5

Speaker:
Tien Duong, ACB CL
Speaker:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5
Speaker:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

Topics Master:
Bidhan Ray, CC

Evaluator:
Alexander Glenn Davis
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Event date is past

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Grub N Gab Toastmasters

Toastmasters provides the opportunity to find your voice while learning to tell your story with confidence. Many experienced Toastmasters have shared that it helps them communicate with their significant other better.

Join Grub N Gab Toastmasters on Feb. 12 to learn how you can start becoming a communicator.

Special Valentine’s Day treats will be served. Bring your government-issued ID and we will meet you in the lobby!

Grub N Gab Jan. 15 Recap

Thanks to everyone for attending our “New Years Resolutions” meeting on January 15th where our Toastmaster, Tien, delivered a great introduction regarding 10 healthy habits to establish for the new year. There was a couple great speeches delivered; one inspiring speech by Sapna regarding personalities; another by Dan about filler words. 

It was great to see a few new guests come out to the meeting and a couple even volunteered to present at Table Topics. One of the best Table Topics was actually awarded to one of the guests, Christy. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting Tuesday (1/22).

Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Toastmaster of the Day:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

Meeting Theme

‘Tidy Up’

Grammarian:
Shefali Parekh, ACS, ALB

WOD

Shirty (adj): bad-tempered; irritable; cranky

Example: Don’t get shirty when I talk about that dream.

Timer:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

Vote Counter:
Annalisa R. McLafferty, CC

General Evaluator:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Officer Recap:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Speaker:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB
Speaker:
Speaker:

Topics Master:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5

Evaluator:
Sapna Patel
Evaluator:
Shirin Lavaie, CC CL
Evaluator:
Shefali Parekh, ACS, ALB

Event date is past

Healthy Habits on Jan. 15

We look forward to discussing healthy habits with you on Jan. 15. Did you know that one of the keys to being healthy is effective time management since it helps you do more with your day.

Join Grub N Gab Toastmasters on Jan. 15 to learn how you can start building this healthy habit.

Recap Grub N Gab Toastmasters Jan 08, 2019

Hi Everyone,

We miss you at the meeting this week!  Although the group was small, we managed to kick-off our first 2019 meeting with an awesome theme ‘New Year Resolutions’.  We set personal and professional goals in thriving forward, anticipating uncertainty and preparing ourselves in solving the problems.  We certainly stepped out of our comfort zone testing our spontaneity.  Sapna delivered her second speech on ‘Hobbies’ outlining her leisure activity in woodwork, painting and her passion for volunteering, while Shefali provided valuable feedback to further enhance Sapna’s speech.  Meanwhile, Tien led a fun table topic segment having Alex, Shefali, Sapna and Nijith (guest) sharing their new year resolutions, ways to make them stick and continue to prosper throughout the year.  We learned that by sharing our new year resolutions with a friend or family member has its advantage, ensuring our goals will be fulfilled.

One of my goals in Toastmasters this year is setting a higher bar, thoroughly committed, making every meeting counts.  What’s your goal?  Have you thought about your new year resolutions?  It is still not too late!

LACE (Leadership & Communication Experience) meeting will take place this Saturday, January 12, 2019.  It is a great way to learn, network and/or train as club officers.  LACE is for EVERYONE!  All club members are welcome!  Here to Register.