Santa Loves Toastmasters!

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London is a wonderful city and especially picturesque in December when decorated for the Christmas holidays. What better way to add to the holiday cheer than visiting a Toastmasters meeting?

I planned ahead and corresponded with the District 91 leadership about my desire to visit a club near my hotel. Their response was immediate and it was decided that I should visit a newly forming club called City Limits.  What fun to be part of another district’s pre-charter meeting and helping to build a new club in the UK!

It was a well run meeting with all the elements of a standard Toastmasters meeting….prepared speeches, table topics and evaluations. In addition, they had a special guest as Toastmaster ….Santa Claus! There was also a funny hat contest and the meeting was followed by a special Christmas brunch.

It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with British members. I was able to share ideas/information with the Youth Leadership Chair, two Area Governors, a Division Governor and the District PRO. I also interacted with new and prospective members.

Again, I found that Toastmasters in other places are like those I’m accustomed to in District 25. They have a great desire to develop their communication and leadership. They willingly share their skills with the people around them. And like us, they love to have fun!

Submitted By
Marylee Mims
District Governor