Memoirs from the North

Go For Bold Challenge by Colleen Charland

Inspired by OPS Toastmasters and their kick off to 2019 with Moments of Truth, North Bay and Area Toastmasters chose March 20, the first day of spring, a time of renewal and regrowth as the perfect time for Moments of Truth.

In addition to the need for more members, we decided we needed more social activities especially those that included family, friends and Toastmasters from other clubs. I went home that night wondering what social events might interest our Toastmasters and possibly attract new ones.

Low and behold within 36 hours, a “Call to Dinner” appeared in my inbox. Edwin a Mining Engineer/Estimator (PEng) for Cementation Canada North Bay, ON and VP of Education of Cementation Toastmasters invited our members to a fellowship dinner where he was the guest speaker. I’m happy to report four members with four guests attended to support and evaluate a fellow Toastmaster with his speech “Keep Your Fork the Best Is Yet To Come. Pretty impressive for a club with only ten members.

Less than a week later I received another email from the other corporate club requesting help with Pathways. I offered to do a Q&A session or a speech and was given a speaking spot. My level 4 speeches did not fit the time allocated so I signed up for my second path and broke the ice.

In the right place at the right time, good karma, or divine intervention? I'm not sure but I’m going for BOLD! and more inter club events.

Colleen Charland DTM
North Bay and Area Toastmasters

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