Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Meetings

Mark Glanville ran an informative meeting today on the history and meaning of the daffodil. Brent Ruru as Grammarian, chose a variation in the theme of the day and talked about Daffy Duck and challenged us to use the cartoon character in our speaking.

Our first prepared speaker Grant Beattie and his speech: New Life Balance was an entertaining insight into the transition to parenthood with the arrival of Henrietta on the scene and concluding with the phrase “being a parent has been the best thing ever”.

Speaker 2, Kristy Lawler; “Magical Garden” was a trip down memory lane for her back to her childhood visiting the magical garden of her paternal grandparents and the beautiful sights and smells she recalled, and where she always left there with the gift of flowers.

Denise Ford was our third speaker and her speech “Love to Bike (mostly)” was an excellent and amusing recount of good, bad and ugly aspects of biking to work.

Our table topics master, Helen McLeod, didn’t have a lot to say today.

Her selected guests did – namely;

– David Cooper on the silver fern as our national flower
– John McVicar on narcissistic Donald Trump
– Barbara Millar on medical marijuana
– Guest Lloyd on what type of wig would you wear if you had chemotherapy.

Finally, the late Danny De Hek gave plenty of entertaining feedback to various people.

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