This was carries through at club level when New Dawn invited Lorna Wridgway from the Sage Toastmasters Club in Johannesburg as a speaker.
|Lorna Wridgway explaining the structure of talking Toastmasters while David Marshall acts as a human easel|
Lorna told us that Toastmasters was founded in 1924 and has 358 000 members in 16 800 clubs in 143 countries all over the world.
In this regard she quoted Donald McGannon (1920 - 1984), an American broadcasting executive, on leadership: Leadership is action, not position.
Lorna stressed the many commonalities between Rotary and Toastmasters.
|Joan and Graham Donet, Tony Reddy and I listening to the Toastmasters story|
Their club, the Sages Toastmasters club, meets at the Marks Park Sports Bar at 6.30 every first and third Thursday of the month. The Sages club has 12 members at present. The club was established in 1987 and is one of the oldest in Johannesburg.
|PDG Jankees Sligcher on his throne|
Helene Bramwell says they were approached by a donor from Seeds of Africa who wanted two toilets each erected at two nursery schools in the township on the way to the Lanseria Airport.
|Inspecting the toilets and their operating system|
As mentioned in the blog last week, the speaker on Wednesday will be Sue Cock, wife of the conductor Richard Cock.
The meeting on 26 February will be devoted to discussing our various projects.
I'm signing off from the blog until the middle of March, as we're going to Cape Town for a holiday for the next three weeks. Graham Donet will do the blog in my absence.
A Thought for the Week: Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. - Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)