First Meeting of 2018

Happy New Year!

We will be resuming with our first meeting of 2018 on January 10th, at our usual time and place.

We look forward to seeing you all there, with guests welcome as always.


Final Meeting for the Year

Dear members and guests,

Our final meeting for the year will be on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

It will be held in the Burnaby Public Library (Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch):

Meeting Location:
Community Room (by the children’s books section)
6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N5
Time: 6:45 PM

We hope to see you there!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Speak-Easy Executive team.

No Club Meeting, Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017

We will not be having our usual club meeting on Wednesday due to the Area 86 Club contest.

Guests are more than welcome to come and watch speakers from our club and other clubs in the area perform at the location below:

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Location: SpaceKraft, 4501 Kingsway #201, Burnaby, BC
Time: 7-9PM


Wednesday 31st May 2017 Meeting Theme

Meeting Theme: Decision Making

Hello Fellow Toast Master Members,

It is an honor to chair our next Wednesday (May 31) meeting. The meeting theme is Decision Making.

Have you heard the Bible story of what happened in the Garden of Eden? The first couple Adam and Eve made terrible decisions and resulted in their permanently lost their lives and also bring death to all of us. Not every decision is a life-and –death matter. However, many of our decision can have profound effect on us. Hence, the ability to make good decisions can help us to a relatively smooth, peaceful life rather than one that is full of chaos, controversy and disappointment.

Sometimes I even think that life would be more pleasant if I don’t have to make decisions. Others say when you don’t know what to do: just follow your heart.

Friends, what do you think? Do you prefer others to make decisions for you? Do you incline to follow your heart when making decisions? Why or why not? What is your thoughts on how to make wise decision? Please share your wisdom to your fellow toaster members. I look forward to your response to the theme.

Can everyone who had been assigned a role to confirm by accepting the role online ( There are still few more roles to be filled. Please sign up to experience the joy and contentment at our next meeting. You sure made good decisions by participating the meeting.

Power of Hugs

Theme: Power of Hugs

“If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.”
Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment

Have you ever had the kind of busy day that perhaps leaves you feeling a bit physically disconnected? I have, and I rarely notice this until someone comes up and places a hand on my back to get my attention, and my brain says, “Wow…that felt really good.” 😉

The simplest human touch when one isn’t expecting it, or even when one is expecting it, can deliver such joy and contentment. A hug is a step up, and so many of us don’t meet our daily hug quota.

Next week you will get to know how many hugs you will need for survival, how many you will need for maintenance and how many you will need for growth.

Tell me how you feel about hugging and being hugged. Do you feel uncomfortable if you are hugged by an opposite sex or same sex person? Please email me your answers to the theme by Tuesday.

Can everyone who had been assigned a role to confirm by accepting the role online ( There are still few more roles to be filled. Please sign up to experience the joy and contentment at our next meeting with hugs.

Please click here for details of our next club meeting

Paul Pathy