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

Speakeasy May 10 Meeting Theme

Hi all,

Happy Monday! I am excited to chair the meeting on this coming Wednesday May 10th. We are still looking for speakers and plenty of roles are still available – please sign up to take your stage time at the link below:

The theme this Wednesday will be on Moms, grandmums, wives, and any women that have made an impact on your life – in celebration of Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday! What are some examples that your mom/grandmom/wife has done for the family that you really appreciate or admire? What are some key traits that make her who she is? What are some traditions your family has for celebrating Mother’s Day? How will you be celebrating this year?

Please send me your response to the theme "Mother’s Day".


Area 86 Speech Contest

Speakeasy Toastmasters Club is honored to be hosting the speech contest for Area 86 this Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

Guests are more than welcome to attend to see a side of Toastmasters that is different from the regular club meetings. The venue remains the same, and the contest starts at 7PM, although we recommend being here by 6:30PM to get a good seat.

The contestants from Speakeasy Club at the competition are as follows:

International Speech Contest: Aaron Ang

Table Topics Evaluation Contest: Mely Sumono

See you there!

February 8th, 2017 Meeting Cancelled due to Weather

Dear Members and Guests,

Please note we have to cancel this Wednesday meeting due to the weather.
Our forecast is indicating more snow coming the next few days.

We were scheduled to have Leigh Heppner to do his seminar but unfortunately we have to postpone this to the Wednesday after. (Feb 15th)

I will send an email out again to remind everyone – in the meantime, please keep warm and if you drive, drive slow and use lower gear to have better traction on the road if you drive an automatic car.

If you walk, walk like a penguin – so you don’t fall.

Warm hugs,


December 2016 Club Meeting Schedule

We will be having some changes to our regular meeting schedule in December. Please find the information below.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 – No Meeting

Wednesday December 14, 2016 – Meeting at 6:30PM-8:30PM:

Tommy Douglas Library
7311 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5E1G8
Kingsway & Edmonds Street)

Rest of December – No Meeting.

Meetings will resume Wednesday January 11, 2017 at the regular meeting room – Sears Community Room