Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Meetings

Some were fooled—but all had fun.

What do you expect at a Boaters meeting held on April 1st?

Sergeant at Arms Sabine threatened us with an 80s theme (some were fooled). Danny then masqueraded as our Toastmaster (not). The real Toastmaster of the day, Terelle Hegarty, then proceeded to lead us in a well planned meeting flavoured with her agile wit. Grammarian of the day Rachel tuned-up our sentence structure followed by three awesome speeches.

Congratulation to Mo Yakubu for his outstanding icebreaker—“How did I end up here?” An interesting insight into his passions and visions. We’re glad you ended up at Boaters.

Experienced toastmaster Brent Ruru gave us mental images of him dancing and singing to the sounds of Olivia Newton John while doing the dusting wearing a leotard.

Longstanding member Kevin Cussack gave us an entertaining return to his icebreaker with stories of scary rats, croquet and regrets about that engagement ring he should have bought.

David Clarkson then launched us into Table Topics with a barrage of alliteration. The topic of the day was no surprise—fools, foolishness and the like.
Thanks to Bee Bathish for introducing us to the idea of retail therapy as: finding your life purpose in the mall.
Alana Bogart trigger our memories of those foolish things from the past that we have hopefully learned from.
Brent Chatterton (with a fish stuck to his back—Sabine did it Brent) reminded us that if you ever see a pub offering free beer, don’t be fooled, it is a joke.
Claire Ruru spoke of those foolish things that remind me of you (and it was not about Brent Ruru dancing and singing to the sounds of Olivia Newton John while doing the dusting wearing a leotard.)
Alannah Vickery ended a great Table Topics session with stories of being fooled by a sibling and 3am bike rides.

Most importantly though a Boaters tradition was created. Called the Boaters Revolution (or maybe the Icebreakers Turn).

Details of the tradition are available upon attendance at Boaters meetings. See you there

Blog by Roydon Gibbs

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