Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Laugh Track in August & July

What is on the 3rd Monday of the Month? No reruns for sure!
Now, we can go to our meeting for a great time to laugh, learn, and laugh some more!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Russ Dantu Wins at District!

Sincere Congratulations are in order for RUSS DANTU, charter member of Wit Pleasure Toastmasters, for his dual win at the District 42 International Speech AND Evaluation Contests!

We will be cheering Russ on as he competes at the Regional International Speech Contest in June.

Kind Regards,
VP Education 2008/09


CONGRATULATIONS to the In-coming executives for July 2009 to June 2010
President – David
Secretary – Russ
Treasurer – Joan
SAA – Reg
VP Education – Stephen
VP Membership – Sibylle
VP Public Relations – Nandini

Kind regards,
VP Education 2008/09

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Congrats! Area C5 Contest!

Congratulations to all the Contestants at the Area C5 contest!

Russ gave a winning evaluation and will be representing Wit Pleasure at our Division C Contest. Palmo gave an inspiring speech and placed 2nd for International Speech Contest. 2nd for Evaluation for his home club Bedstone. Thank you to all of our members that helped with the contest.


Evaluation Contest

1. Russ (Wit Pleasure)

2. Palmo (Bedstone)

3. David (Talk of the Hill)

International Speech Contest

1. Sandra (Bedstone)

2. Palmo (Wit Pleasure)

3. Glen (Tireless Talkers)

Please support your fellow Toastmasters at the Division C & J Contests……April 18, 2009 – Cardel Theatre.

Div. J – 9:00 Registration . Division C Registration 12:30 pm

VP Education

Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Great Meeting Last Night...

That’s how I started off the letter a few days ago. So here I am, sending this off three days later since late is better than never - unless you’re awaiting paramedics.

MEMBERSHIP - is an ongoing priority. Our VP Charles will be getting us some details of an upcoming membership drive and contest. Prizes for the most guests becoming members may include Cars, a nice feeling inside, Cruises, personal satisfaction in helping others, European Vacations, a free coffee, a Mountain Villa, the list goes on. I’m still awaiting all the details so don’t quote me on this. Stay tuned and start thinking who you will be inviting. Also, we are in the midst of putting together a 15-20 minute demo that we can present to other toastmasters introducing them to the world of Advanced Clubs and Wit Pleasure to be specific. Please consider inviting a couple of OUR members to YOUR club so that we can spotlight our uniqueness and benefits of membership.

CONTESTS - will be taking place at our next meeting (PetroCanada). If you haven’t notified our VP Education Joan that you are competing - you will be voluntold where we need you to help make our first club contest a success. Just to clarify, you can use the same speech you are using at your home club. If you happen to win at both your home club and at WP, you will need to choose which club you are representing. I still need to confirm if you choose to represent your home club whether or not we can send our second place winner. Will let you know.

OFFICER ELECTIONS - will be taking place at our April meeting. TI legislates that we have the new executive voted in prior to the beginning of May. Please consider what role you would like to share with our club for next year. More on the elections after our contests.

It appears for now that we may extend our stay at the PetroCanada meeting room indefinitely. Thank you again to Grant for his hospitality. Let me know your thoughts on this. Personally, I think it is a great venue - central access for members; a/v equipment ready at all times; comfy chairs. We will need to discuss some of the finer details such as contributing to the coffee fund and volunteering for speeches or educationals sessions for our hosts Chinook TMs.

Once again, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our Roles; General Club information or simply to bounce off a laugh or two. Staying connected is not only essential for a club it can be a lot of fun as well.

Trip to The Loose Moose anyone?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wasn't That A Party!

80 Toastmasters walk into a bar...

Thank you soo much for everyone who joined us at our Charter Party on Sunday. Other than a few technical glitches I think it went off pretty well. The food was great. The venue was inspiring. The pomp and circumstance was enjoyable and I think I even heard a couple of laughs...

My thanks again to Jack and staff at The Comedy Cave for their hospitality and generosity ($800 worth of future admission tickets). Also to Brad Upton of Seattle who was Headlining at the Cave this past week. What a thrill to see a master at work.

Kudos and Congratulations to all those who ventured onto the stage and shared with us their gift of standup. Everyone, on stage and in the audience, seemed to have enjoyed themselves and you heard how laughter is contagious. It filled the room and hardly anyone left early (even though we were running about an hour overtime).

Looking forward to any pictures you would like to send us or post. I'm very proud and deeply honoured to be a part of this group. thanks again to everyone for their contributions of their gifts.

Same time next year?

Palmo Carpino, DTM
Wit Pleasure Advance Toastmasters

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Buy or Cry

I can't hold it any longer!
Think what you might but I'm talking about the time left to purchase your tickets for Wit Pleasure's Charter Party Sunday, January 18, 2009.

This is a Private Function but it's Open to ANYONE who's bought a ticket.
No Ticket - No Entry. Don't be left out in the cold - literally! It's still January.

For only $30, you get an All You Can Eat Buffet as well as Live Entertainment. No. this location does not have a fireman's pole in the middle of a raised stage. The event will take place at The Comedy Cave located in the Travel Lodge hotel at 9206 Macleod Trail (on the east side; heading northbound). Doors open at 11:30am. Lunch about 12:30.
Almost a full dozen members and friends that will try their hand at a little stage time. We will showcase everything from 'first timers' as well as 'seasoned performers'.

For tickets please email us immediately at calgaryhumourtm@gmail.com

Stay Tuned - Photos to Come.