38 members and former members gathered early this morning to celebrate as Morningstars Toastmasters marked 20 years as a club.
“Kind, confident, and caring” were just three words used by a former member who joined us for the occasion. The meeting was chaired with his usual poise by PJ Reece.
“Very inspiring, filled with kindness. Loved it.” Comment from a guest.
“I am happy to finally get myself out of the house early enough to get to a Morningstars meeting. I had a great time, the energy was very high. Everyone was welcoming. Thank you and congratulations for your 20 years. ” Comment from a guest.
Everyone at the meeting received an agenda to follow along with the different roles.
One of the greetings from a former member who was not able to attend gave us all a glimpse into how much influence TM has in peoples’s lives. Tammie, a former member who has moved out of the community, reminded us of a table topics speech she gave on the textiles of Bali. Members still remember her vivid description, and she shared with us that she has now booked a trip to Bali.
A former member and part of the executive team of Morningstars sent the following message.
“Congratulations you bright MorningStar‘s on this 20th year anniversary!
I wish I could be there to celebrate with you and to share in the stories of transformed lives!
The foundational leadership base in the club is unmatched… I personally owe them a mountain of gratitude for their unwavering belief that I could become all that I was created to be.
Their fundamental belief that EVERYONE, with a healthy dose of affirmation mixed with hard work, can become a better communicator and in turn influence the world around them, has made the club a smashing success!
I give a hearty hip hip hooray to the Magnificent Morningstars of the Sunshine Coast on their 20th year anniversary!
Much love and appreciation for each of you,
Thank you to all members, former members, and guests who made this such an exciting event as we launch into our next 20 years.
It’s been an exciting, fun, and fruitful 20 years since Morningstars Toastmasters Club had its first ever official meeting in March of 1999. The club was officially chartered on Mar 22 of that year, and has been thriving ever since.
And on Mar 20, 2019, Morningstars Toastmasters is celebrating 20 years as a club with a special breakfast and reunion meeting of former members and new guests. The ‘party’ will be held from 7-8:30am at Harmony Hall, Gibsons.
“Star Quality” is the theme for our celebration and represents the Morningstars experience over the years.
It’s the time of a new moon and the spring equinox, and the perfect moment for launching into new beginnings. You could say the stars are lining up for Morningstars’ as we “support each other to shine” in communication and leadership development.
Please join us for this auspicious celebration.
For more information contact Johanna, VP of Membership at six o four, eight eight six, three one five seven.
Toastmasters International Speech Competition – Area Level
On Saturday, Feb 23, toastmasters from all four clubs on the Sunshine Coast gathered for the Area contest. Winners from the contests at the club level participated in the Area Contest Level.
Two contests were held, the International Speech Contest, and the Evaluation Contest. The contest was ably chaired by Sandy Wrightman, president of Morningstars.
All speeches were timed by our two expert timers, Kate and Sue.
Here are our speech contest winners. First place Shawna (centre) will proceed to the Division Level Contest.
First place winner Shawna being congratulated by our Area Director, Debra Taylor.
Here are the evaluation contest winners. First place Andrew (centre) is eligible to advance to the Division contest. Eleanor Kroeger, District 96 Director, (right) was present and delivered the test speech for the contest.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all the helpers who made the contest possible.