Banter News

Posted June 21, 2016 by

For our June 16th meeting Chair Pat Burness selected “Summer Days” and “Sunshine” as theme and word of the day.  At this time of year we surely have summer on our minds and also in our meeting and Table Topics themes.  Exactly 11 months ago, during our July 16th,  2015 meeting, the meeting theme was “Summer” […]

Posted June 10, 2016 by

Jacob Pilon chaired our June 2nd meeting using “sailing” and “smooth” as theme and word of the meeting.  Shaojuan Zhang, Table Topics Master, posed several questions pertaining to this theme and word.  Laurie Stapleton won the ribbon for best Table Topics Speaker. The highlight of this meeting was the presentation of ice breaker pins to […]

Posted June 7, 2016 by

At our May 19th meeting, club members voted in a new executive who will take office on July 1st, 2016.  This is our new executive for 2016-2017. President: Bart Burness VP Education – Pat Burness VP Membership – Gemma Duley VP Public Relations – Ed Risi Secretary – Zana Maksimovic Treasurer – Ben Hayhoe Sergeant […]

Posted June 7, 2016 by

On May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, Bolton Banter Toastmasters Club celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house.  Club President Laurie Stapleton welcomed our many guests.  As with any celebration, there was plenty of time for socializing and marking the many accomplishments of our club’s members.  A big thank you goes out to Svetlana Lazareva, […]

Posted April 26, 2016 by

For Bolton Banter’s April 21st meeting, Chair Zana Maksimovic chose “Exploration” and “Mission” as theme and word of the day.  Very lofty choices Zana especially since the month of April has seen many space events.  Yuri Gagarin of the former USSR was the first man in space back in April 1961.  The gripping Apollo 13 […]

Posted April 12, 2016 by

All Bolton Banter meetings are special but the one held on April 7th was especially so.  We welcomed a guest, Satya Robinson plus two very distinguished guests, Division M Director Al Steele and Area 16 Director Louisa Steele.  Director Al Steele spoke about the Easy Speak program and its many benefits.  It is straightforward to […]

Posted April 5, 2016 by

Svetlana Lazareva chaired our March 31st meeting and chose “Wake up” and “Happiness” as theme and word of the meeting respectively.  We are all happy that the end of March has come and we can look forward to those April showers that supposedly will bring May flowers in all their glory.  Someone should write a […]

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a Bolton Banter tradition.  Every club member becomes Irish for the duration of the meeting.  Happily, this year our second meeting of the month landed squarely on March 17th.  There was plenty of green about.  Even the treats were Irish themed. Our head leprechaun was Erin McSolo, aka Eric Solowka.  […]

Posted March 7, 2016 by

Bolton Banter held its annual International Speech and Evaluation contests on March 3rd in front of a good group that included guests Costa, John, Gina, Josie, Tuula and Annette.  Why enter contests?   As a former world champion speaker once observed,  “we don’t compete because we are the best, we become our best because we compete”.  […]

Posted February 7, 2016 by

Hello Everyone – Here at Bolton Banter Toastmasters we love guests.   At our February 4th meeting we were happy to welcome a boatload of them.  Thanks to Erika, Roberta, Grace, Attilio, Narinder, Josephine, Simone, Jane and Josie for joining us.  Gemma and Justin indicated they are prepared to sign on the dotted line so this […]