Thanksgiving and the gift of gratitude [Meeting report of 2020-11-24]

Dear friends,
I came away from our meeting on the 24th of November with a feeling of great fulfillment. Why? Well, three facets of the meeting played a role. 

First, the meeting theme of “gratitude” is something that is dear to my heart and the healing power of giving thanks was palpable in the spirit of the evening. Fangfang did a wonderful job of leading us through the evening as Toastmaster of the Evening, bridging the agenda segments with lovely quotes about gratitude. Furthermore, Oliver let the participants in the Table Topics tell of their experiences of being thankful.

Second, it was exciting to have so many guests, both experienced Toastmasters from other clubs as well as newcomers to Toastmasters. Two of our guests, Marcus Bonsiepen (President of the Toastmasters Witten) and Mindaugas Račkaitis (Immediate Past President of Confident Voices Vilnius) took over roles as Evaluators. It is always enriching for a club to have experienced Toastmasters from outside give of their knowledge as Speech evaluators. Thanks to you both! 

And thirdly, Poorana was voted in to become our President starting the 1st of January, 2021. Poorana has not only shown great enthusiasm for the club and for the Toastmaster program, he is also a very moving speaker.

Here a snapshot of the evening!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 8th, 19:15.


The evening theme is „passion“, so I look forward to meeting all of you again. Don’t forget to bring your passion to the meeting!

Best wishes, Jeff Gordon.

New Member!

We are pleased to welcome Julian Bolte as a new member in our club.

A warm welcome to the Club Julian and wish you a great success with your speeches in the future!

New member!

We are truly madly deeply pleased to welcome Sriram Sundar Rajan as a new member in our club. He has already amazed us through his ice breaker on the very first day. Such a humorous, well crafted and excellent speech!

A warm welcome to the Club Sriram and wish you a great success with your speeches in the future!

New Team!

The Toastmasters year has come to an end and it is our pleasure to welcome the new officers team for the upcoming year.

President: Jeff Gordon
VPM: Martin Sturm
Sergeant at Arms: Gerrit Hille
Treasurer: Jan-Philipp Esch
VPPR: Fangfang Chu 
VPE: Oliver Hauss
Secretary: Sybille Maas-Mueller

Congratulations and best wishes!

The Visit of Our Area Directory

Thank you for a great evening! We had a pleasure to have our Area Directory as a special guest!

Congratulations to the winners!

Photo: Our Club President Sybille Maas-Mueller with our Area Directory Christina Thurner and the winners of the meeting.