Fayette’s Loretta Torres Presents At Toastmasters Meeting on September 2nd

“Ya Gotta Love “Em”, was the speech topic of Loretta Torres of Fayette at the September 2nd Northwest Ohio Toastmasters’ meeting. She related humorous stories of very young children from a parent’s perspective. This was her tenth speech which completes the first series. Sue Stamm of Archbold provided an overall evaluation of the speech.

Andy and Karen Lyke of Whitehouse hosted the meeting at their rural home for a cook out. Karen presented a series of questions for members to respond to during Table Topics as to what makes the Fulton County Fair special. Items included food, rides, agriculture, and entertainment.

The Toastmaster was Larry Zuvers of Bryan. Since it was Labor Day, he related a somewhat funny and mostly frustrated story with customer service at a cable company. It took 45 minutes and three service persons to get an account password changed. He responded to a customer survey that he was not pleased with the service.

A word of interest was ‘escalate’. The definition relates to increase, intensify, move up, or expand. Examples include: escalate in price, escalate a conflict, and the word escalator.

Andy Lyke provided the timing of each person’s speaking. Dues of $36 should be given to Andy as treasurer in September. Barb Steckly of Bryan provided an inspirational close relating that living in the past does not allow competing in the present.

Rebecca Lovelace of Fayette, who is club president, reported that the next regular meeting is September 16. In addition, on September 23 there will be a combined meeting with the Defiance Toastmasters at 6:30 pm at Northwest State. The purpose is to have a humorous speech and table topics contest. The public and college students are also invited.

Guests are always welcome to attend Northwest Ohio Toastmasters’ meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Allied Health Building Conference Room at Northwest State Community College south of Archbold. For more information contact Larry Zuvers at 419-636-2329 or lzuvers@gmail.com.


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