As always, Louise did a stellar job of facilitating our meeting tonight with a timely theme of “Independence Day”. We learned not only about traditions and history surrounding Independence Day, but also about Juneteenth which is another important holiday in early summer. Erin gave her first speech, the Ice Breaker speech, and we learned lots of fun facts about her and what brought her to Toastmasters. David led our debate with a lively discussion about whether it is better to enjoy large commercial fireworks shows or to produce your own personal show at home. Patrick led table topics and one of our guests won with her response about what name she would change to if given the chance.
Overall, it was a fun meeting and we even had one guest join on the spot! We had 13 attendees tonight including 3 guests.
Toastmaster for 7/9: Lauren.