Esbjerg Toastmasters, Wednesday Evening, September 14th, 2016
Gerry is pictured holding the Toastmaster magazine, Shanda is to his left.
I never thought I would add “Internationally Acclaimed Speaker” to my list of achievements. It certainly wasn’t something I set out to do. All I really wanted to do was see my daughter and her family. You see, they live in Denmark and I went there on vacation.
My daughter also happens to be a member of the Esbjerg Toastmasters club and invited me to attend their club meeting while I was visiting. I was delighted to attend and even more delighted to give a speech and do an evaluation for their club.
I chose the topic of “Freedom” for my speech, and it could not have been better. The club members come from many countries. Among those represented were Iran, Italy, Poland, Greece, Spain, Denmark and the United States.
My daughter Shanda is the Sergeant at Arms and was the Toastmaster for the meeting. I can’t wait until the next trip and the next opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of this remarkable club.
– Gerry Mann serves as President of the Rising Stars Club as well as Secretary of the Signet Jewelers Club.