What a delectable (word of the day) night we had! Our meeting Chair Gordon Vuong sent this email to all of us five days before the meeting:
What is an Adventure in Food?
They say “variety is the spice of life”.
I say the BEST way to get variety in life is through the literal spices, textures, flavours of yummy food! You can learn a lot about a country, its people, traditions, and culture through its food. Since we cannot really travel now, we can still go on a CULINARY ADVENTURE!
I encourage you to support your local restaurants and order take out from a new place. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, experiment and cook a new recipe you’ve never made before. Not so adventurous? That’s okay, tell us all about your favorite comfort food that gives you warm fuzzy memories when you eat it.
Please come ready to share stories of your own adventures in food!
Bon Appétit! Your food obsessed Chair
Of course the whole club jumped in to participate – because of course we all love to eat!
Everything was coming up hearts at the February 11th Valentines Day themed meeting at Glen Abbey Toastmasters.
Chair Gordon Vuong led the theme by sharing: This week, there are three big holidays that celebrate love – Valentine’s Day, Family Day, and Chinese Lunar New Year. The meeting theme was The Love You Give.
And he challenged everyone to wear red or have red in their backgrounds. Of course Glen Abbey Toastmasters delivered. Great meeting!
Occasion and special events are always an opportunity for GATM members to be creative, have fun and celebrate our wonderful culture!
In our online 2020 Christmas party, we played “Would you rather …” questions and answers, danced, stretched together and talked about 2020 highlights in our lives and what we were looking forward to in 2021.
Not only did we have fun before the Holidays, but also we learned more about each other.
This is how the GATM family celebrated Christmas and welcomed 2021!
Glen Abbey Toastmasters will be hosting their annual Holiday meeting again this year – Chaired by Toastmaster Tony Corrie. This year, we’re going to be doing a spin on the popular tV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway” – the ultimate impromptu speaking event. If you’re not familiar with the program – check out these videos on YouTube
We held out annual Halloween themed meeting – Monster’s Ball – on October 28, 2015. Everyone got into the spirit wearing their orange, black, purple, and masks. As always, it was lots of fun with spooky tales, haunting music, candy – and of course great speeches from great Toastmasters!.
Hibachi Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant at 105 Cross Street is the venue for the Glen Abbey Toastmasters 23rd Charter Party. The formalities start at 7.00 sharp (so aim to be there for 6.45!) and it promises to be a fun filled evening full of laughter, great food and great company. What will be getting up to I hear you ask? Plenty. Our current President will be welcoming everyone to the Party at the start of a packed evening. We will have the chance to welcome and pay tribute to Presidents from prior years, and have entertainment based on the night’s theme, which is Summer Fun.
We will be acknowledging those who achieved education awards this year and helped maintain Glen Abbey’s distinguished club status. We will have fantastic entertianment and a prize raffle based on the summer theme and award the Toastmaster of The Year prize for the Toastmaster who has contributed most to the huge success Glen Abbey Toastmasters has enjoyed this year.
The order of events is as follows:
7:00pm – Welcome Toastmasters and Guests – Jocelyn Millar
7:25pm – Acknowledgement of Outgoing Executive – Srini Kesavan
7:35pm – Introduction of Incoming Executive – Chris Roode
7:45pm – Toastmaster of the year – Presented by Srini Kesavan
7:50 – Dinner
8:45pm – Games & Entertainment – Srini Kesavan, Marika Carter
9:10pm – Summer Fun Raffle – Jocelyn Millar, Paul Dubal
9:15 – Music & Mingle
A spectacular dinner will be followed by a sumptuous dessert and tea so bring your appetite! Don’t worry you can work off those calories on the dance floor after the formal proceedings have finished.
Get Your Tickets Today
Tickets are available from Marika Carter and Atilla Coban at the next few meetings. Remember to give your food order when you purchase tickets. Members are only $25 and non-members $30, which represents great value, so bring your partners and friends. The more the merrier! See you there!
We had a fabulous 22nd Anniversary Charter Party at O’Finns Irish Temper in Oakville
The theme for the night was Great Celebrations in celebration of another great Toastmasters year. We welcomed Presidents from prior years, and had a toast and table topics based on the night’s theme.
We acknowledged those who achieved education awards this year and helped maintain Glen Abbey’s distinguished club status. We had a guest speaker and awarded the Toastmaster of The Year prize for the Toastmaster who has contributed most to the huge success Glen Abbey Toastmasters has enjoyed this year.
A spectacular dinner was followed by a special celebration cake so bring your appetite! And then we worked off those calories on the dance floor afterwards.
On June 23, 2012, Glen Abbey Toastmasters held its 20th Anniversary Charter Party – and what a party it was! We were happy to see so many current and past members (including 13 of Glen Abbey Toastmasters Past Presidents) join us to celebrate 20 years of successful toastmastering.
We had some great toasts, entertaining and humorous table topics, a warm hearted speech on being a Toastmaster, and then lots of dancing! From Billie Jean to Jai Ho to the Chicken Dance – we did it all. Our annual celebration was held at the Quality Suites Hotel in Oakville, and the food was outstanding including a selection of Chicken, Salmon or Roast Beef. Wine was supplied by Glen Abbey Toastmasters.
The 20th Anniversary Charter Party was a great opportunity for current members to connect with past members and to learn about the history of our club. A video presentation was prepared by Phyllis Inward which also provided great insite into our club history and successes. Our annual Charter party has become our way of celebrating our progress, our speakers, and our belief in Toastmasters. See the video here.