18th June 2020 EY Toastmaster Meeting Recap – Suit Up!

We had an amazing EY Toastmasters meeting on the 18th of June. The theme that was chosen by our former Madam President Rutendo was, “Suit Up”.

We inducted the new EXCO committee that will lead us in the term 2020/2021.  We are so excited about our new leadership and we are confident that they will ensure that EY Toastmasters club remains a platform that develops individuals to be the best version of themselves.

Our new EXCO members are:

President – Yumna Aysen
VPM – Daniel Eferemo
VPE – Martyna Scibiorek
VPR – Bulumko Papu
SAA – Sherif Mohamed


We also inducted of our new EY toastmasters members. We are so excited that our new members are officially part of the EY toastmasters club and we can’t wait to see them develop into great leaders and speakers:

Our new EY Toastmasters members are:

Bulumko Papu
Magdeleen Cilliers
Janet Shuiling
Daniel Eferemo

We were honoured to have had three amazing speakers.

Our first speaker was Janet Schuiling. Her speech was entitled, “Snow White”. This was Janet’s very first Toastmasters speech at our club and she did an absolutely wonderful job. She spoke about how she grew up in Kimberley and how she was a performer and actor who took her roles very seriously. She told us about her decision to switch from performer to academic. She told about how she became a Geo-Physicist.

Our second speaker was SheriffMohamed and his speech was entitled, “May Day.” Sherif did an amazing job with his speech and we were blown away by his passion. He told us about what it is like to be part of the Navy. He told us about how gruelling the training sessions are. He then spoke about how we can use our negative past experiences in a positive way today. He told us not to regret our passed but to view it as a teacher that we can learn from.

Our third speaker was Bongani Ndhlovu and his speech was entitled, “Focus – Discipline and Endurance”. He did an outstanding job with his speech. He spoke about how he got into running ultra marathons and running races such as the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons. He spoke about how we should have smart goals that are clear and specific. He also spoke about discipline and why it is so important. An amazing line from his speech was, “Our ability to endure mentally and conquer physical pain will grant us success”.

We had our lovely Toastmasters member Daniel lead the Table Topics session part of our meeting. He did a splendid job and came up with some great topics.

– You have just won the lottery, what do you do?

– Beyond the titles that others have given you, who are you?

Our Winners of the evening were:

“Best Speaker” was awarded to Bongani
“Best Table Topics” was awarded to Ruben

What an amazing meeting!


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