Banter News

Posted November 24, 2016 by

For our November 17th meeting, chair Ben Hayhoe chose “Push Yourself” and “Hunger” as theme and word of the meeting.  To paraphrase Ben’s wise words,  you need to push yourself in order to succeed and you need to have that indefinable hunger for success that propels you forward as you progress in life.  Unfortunately, hunger […]

Posted November 8, 2016 by

At our November 3rd meeting Chair Tianna DeLorenzo described this month as a quiet time.  Summer is over.  The leaves are falling.  It is time to look back and to reflect.   Reflection can be rejuvenating.  Embrace the quietness  and slow down after the busy activities of the summer months. The District 86 fall conference will […]

Posted October 25, 2016 by

It’s contest season throughout the Toastmasters’ world.  Bolton Banter held its Humourous Speech and Table Topics contest on September 29th and on October 6th hosted the Area 12 competition.   The Division M competition is set for  Saturday, October 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The contest will be held at the Innisfil Community Church, 1571 […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by

Bolton Banter Toastmasters held its annual Humourous Speech and Table Topics contest on September 29th.  Our contestants included Ed Risi, Zana Maksimovic, Ben Hayhoe and Zlata Proudlock.  Congratulations to Ed Risi who placed first in both contests.  Ed will advance to the Area 16 contest to be held in Bolton on Thursday, October 6th.  We […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by

School is in session again and that brings our thoughts to education and its inestimable value.  At our September 15th meeting, Chair Zana Maksimovic chose “education” and “erudite” as theme and word of the meeting.  “Erudite” is a fancy word for being informed.  On that note, Minnie Grewal, who gave the toast, told us about […]

Posted September 9, 2016 by

Chair Pat Burness chose (sigh) “end of summer” as theme of the September 1st meeting.  We’ll miss the balmy days but we have lots to look forward to, for example, the club’s Humourous Speech and Table Topics contest to be held on September 29th.  Lorraine Van Wagner will chair and Mike Proudlock will act as […]

Posted August 25, 2016 by

Who knew you could craft a speech using one of those topics?  At our August 18th meeting, our members proved you can make a coherent and enjoyable speech out of just about anything you can imagine.  Tianna DeLorenzo spoke about the wonderful world of coffee and we learned something about this wonderful beverage.  It is interesting […]

Posted August 11, 2016 by

Our August 4th meeting, with Phil Coakley as chair, got us primed for the upcoming Humourous Speech and Table Topics contest, to be held on September 29th.  All members are encouraged to enter.  VP Education Pat Burness delivered a presentation entitled “What makes it funny?” to demonstrate that you don’t have to be a renowned […]

Posted July 26, 2016 by

Bolton Banter doesn’t take a break during the summer.  Our members keep on writing their speeches, giving their evaluations and otherwise working toward their goals.  Of course some are off cottaging, canoeing and otherwise enjoying the glorious weather.  We assume they’ll all come back with fabulous speech ideas.  That said, summer meetings are always interesting […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by

The final meeting of the 2015/16 Toastmasters year was held, appropriately enough, on the last day of the year, June 30th.  Outgoing President Laurie Stapleton chose “awards” and “recognition” as theme and word of the meeting.  This was a grand occasion.  In addition to awarding our regular meeting ribbons, we presented four other awards and […]