Grub N Gab Toastmasters Aug. 7 Meeting Recap

Thank you everyone for a great meeting this week.  We had two guests.  Aron Darling, our Area Director as well as David Hosmer, who discussed Founder’s District “Success Stories.”

Daniel delivered two speeches from the Innovating Planning patch, discussing the bridge building competition he took part in.   He provided an overview of the project, discussed challenges such a limited funds and resources, provided an overview of the team and tools they undertook to motivate the team as well as showcased the final product.

During our Table Topics session, we shared success stories.  AnnaLisa shared that the first time she participated in Table Topics she cried and now she routinely speaks in front of groups to provide training.  Aron shared that he visits at least two new clubs when he travels.  One of the most interesting clubs was prisoners in Minnesota.  They are planning to use their voice to make a difference in their communities.  If you want your story to be featured in an upcoming Founder’s District newsletter, contact Dave Hosmer at (949) 302-9305.

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters July 24 Meeting Recap

Thank you everyone for a great meeting this week.  We had a small group but had a wonderful meeting.  Our Toastmaster, Shirin choose Animals and your Health as the theme of the meeting.

Saurabh did a great speech about selling a trip package to the Golden Triangle.  Our topics master Julie had some great questions about animals and we had a great time talking about pets and how they can benefit us.  Sapna was our best Table Topics speaker.  All in all it was a great meeting.

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters – July 10 Meeting Recap

Thank you everyone for a great meeting this week.  Our theme was “Things to do in a Lifetime.”  Julie reminded us to take time to enjoy life and spend time with those we love.

We had two speakers.  Julie shared her Division E goals for the 2018/2019 Toastmasters year and tips for building a successful club.  Click here to read about her goals.

Meanwhile, Dan shared the importance of “taking a break” from technology.  Many people die from looking at their phone while walking. The typical person looks at their phone every five seconds.   Dan shared that we can reduce our phone usage by reading a book, taking a walk and encouraging everyone to put their phone in the center of the table – the first person who looks at their phone pays!  We should also avoid the use of electronic devices two hours before bed, so we don’t reduce our melatonin. Click here to see Dan’s presentation and learn more about taking a break from technology.

The common theme during Table Topics was the importance of family and spending quality time with our loved ones!

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters – July 3 Meeting Recap

4th of July was the theme of our July 3rd meeting. We had two excellent speeches and a fun and challenging Word of the Day from Daniel. The meeting was an ostensible kick-off to the holiday.  Alex took home both the Best Speaker and Best Table Topics ribbons with his “Case Against Price Controls in the US Pharmaceutical Industry” and Table Topics description of the mischief he and his friends had gotten into with fireworks. Sapna is near completing her Competent Communicator goal after delivering another inspiring speech on her trip to Thailand.  Tien won the Best Evaluator ribbon providing balanced and constructive feedback.

Thanks everyone for another fun meeting and for helping us achieve President’s Distinguished this session. Welcome to our new and continuing club officers and to another great Toastmasters year!

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters – June 26 Meeting Recap

Thank you, everyone, for participating in an inspiring meeting “Journey of Life”.   Our Toastmaster, Tien reminded us that we get to decide the direction in life we want to live, thus not to be afraid to tackle uncertainty or fear.  Things might seem tough initially, but a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and if you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.

Daniel delivered an innovative planning level 2 speech on Your Style of Mentoring.  He shared stories of his parents as his coaches and mentors.  His friends as his social mentors, especially his friend Nate, how he has thrived, overcame hurdles at a young age to self-funded himself to become an Ivy League graduate and successful professional.  An inspiring tale that all of us can learn and emulate.  Thank you, Daniel!

Alex led a brain-storming table topic segment, having Shirin, Sapna, Julie, Nancy, Donavan & Taj (Guests), and Daniel sharing their goals, plans, outcomes, and things that they are thankful for.  Daniel earned the Blue Award Ribbon on his thoughts about living life like there’s no tomorrow!

We also took the opportunity to celebrate and thanks Nancy for all her hard work and dedication leading our Club.  Nancy, we congratulate you and wish you the very best as you will begin your journey, your steps moving to Campbell, California!

In addition, Congratulations to all Grub N Gabbers, through your effort and commitment, we thrive and made it to President Distinguished Club!

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters – June 19 Meeting Recap

We had an exciting “Summer Vacations” meeting led by Toastmaster, Shefali Parekh.  Although the group was small, we managed to have a mighty fun time.   Our speaker, Julie Murphy, delivered a specialty speech on the “Fleet of Kia Souls”.  Her passion and enthusiasm for this product surely got the audiences attention.  A few facts about the Kia Soul: 1) Nice & Compact car 2) 31 miles per gallon 3) Electric car option 4) >100 cubic feet cargo space 5) 60/40 folding seats 6) Blind spot detection 7) And auto on/off headlight.  It’s the go anywhere car.  Great job on selling the product, Julie!

Dan led a stupendous Table Topics segment, having Heather, Tom (Guest, Heather’s son), Alex, Tien, Shefali, and Julie sharing their thoughts on travel destinations, method preferences, traveling tactics for kids, and dream destinations.  Alex’s humorous travel story and living in the OC earned him the Blue Award Ribbon!

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