Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toastmasters leads to ... Happiness !

Below is Gretchen Rubin's video blog post about "Friends" which includes her recommendation to "Join or Start a Group". (Of course she must mean Toastmasters!)

Gretchen is the author of a blog called "The Happiness Project" along with a best selling book by the same name. It appears that the book is being adapted into a TV series starring Kristin Davis of "Sex And The City" fame.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Toastmasters !

From (guest "blogger"):
Brian Cavanaugh
Area D-5 Governor
District 53 Toastmasters

Happy 86th Anniversary Toastmasters International!

On this date, October 22, in 1924, Smedley Club Number 1 became the first Toastmasters club. What started as one club meeting at the YMCA in Santa Ana, CA, has grown to over 12,500 clubs in 113 countries with nearly 260,000 members in only 86 years!

Thank you all for your dedication and service to all the Toastmasters of District 53.

Have Fun…And Get It Done!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A World Record "Toastmaster"

If there was ever a World Record that a Toastmaster should hold... check this out !
... 27-year-old museum curator turned a photo of her mother-in-law,
Sandra Whitfield, into the world's largest toast mosaic - comprising 9,852

Mrs Hadland roped in 40 friends to help her make the tribute, which she describes as 'a treat made with love and a sense of randomness'. ... The portrait, measuring 32ft 8in by 42ft 3in, set a new world record as the largest toast mosaic.

They used a battery of nine toasters to brown the slices of bread to varying degrees before arranging it to make the 32ft 8in by 42ft 3in picture at an arts venue in Mrs Whitfield's home town of Warrington, Cheshire.

After spending six hours painstakingly perfecting the image, Laura surprised her husband Mike's mother with the unusual portrait to celebrate her 50th birthday.

The enormous picture was confirmed yesterday as having set a new Guinness World Record as the largest toast mosaic.
(click here for the full story)