What you missed this week!


Happy Friday everyone!

We had a roaring evening last night, with Bill Russell, our Toastmaster of the evening, leading the way.

2014/09/18 Meeting recap 

Congrats to our meeting award winners!   (Simric Yarrow – Best Speaker),  (Lisa Huang– Best Evaluator),  (Lisa Huang – Best Table Topic Speaker)

Neil Bernberg was the first speaker of the evening enlightening us about The Bitter Truth about Sugar (CC2)Lene Le Roux (CC9) convinced us about how imperative it is to Focus on the Breath. Anna Shilina, did her CC9 again, and explained the importance of intrapreneurship. Bill Russell tickled our funny bone with his stand up comedy. After dinner, our guest Simeric Yarrow entertained us with his After Dinner AC speech Scotland Decides.

Tino Madzingira hosted a fun round of Table Topics, around Shakespeare’s quotes. Thank you to everyone who was willing to step up and take part in the fun.

Our experienced evaluators, Avien Pillay, Anna Shilina, Lene Le Roux, Neil Liebenberg and Lisa Huang provided valuable insights and constructive feedback for all speakers.

Thank you to all facilitators! Sivuyile Mpekelana as Grammarian, Lindy Loxton as Time Keeper and Neil Bernberg for being the ballot counter and Sergeant at Arms of the evening.

District 74 Toastmasters Contest 2014
District 74 Toastmasters: Humorous & Table Topics Speech Contest 2014

Are you ready to laugh with us?

Two of our own have made it through to the Division R Humorous and Impromptu Contest. Please support Bill Russell And Thomas Bowman and this entertaining event!

The contest will see the best Humorous and Impromptu speakers of Division R battle it out with laughter and quick-thinking! It will be an event that you do not want to miss!

Double Tree Hotel in Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Upper East Side
Date: 23rd Sept 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30
Price: R100pp (includes Dinner & Dessert). Cash bar available.

EFT Payments: Eft Code10251000
Nedbank Parow
Account Name: Taverners Toastmasters
Account Number: 1030486964
Please RSVP lerob@telkomsa.net latest 19th Sept 2014!


…and some more laughing!

Dear Fellow Toastmasters,

I will debut my new solo stand-up comedy act at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, Cape Town’s premier comedy club on Saturday, 20-September.  The show begins at 20:30 with a great line-up of comics to entertain you for well over 2 hours of comedy.  This V&A Waterfront venue is fantastic with a full bar and a great menu as well.  I’d be grateful for the support and for feedback on my material!

Tickets are available on Computicket:


Venue: The Pumphouse, V & A Waterfront – Cape Town
Date: Sat 20 Sep 2014
Time: 8:30 pm
Price: R120.00

GPS Coordinates

Please let me know if you’ll be able to attend and thanks in advance for your support!

All the best,


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Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting, 7 October!

Warm Regards,
Hilmarié Stephenson
Vice President Public Relations
Ernst & Young Toastmasters

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