Celebrations 2012

LOTS OF RAIN - but not rained out!
Barbecue Report
June 21, 2012
Despite lots of rain, our June barbecue was another successful event.
A lot of Toastmasters from throughout the Greater Hamilton/Burlington Area and the Niagara Peninsula attended this soggy version of our summer barbecue.
Once again, the event was hosted by Jonathan Spiegel and the live musical entertainment was provided by Kenrick Chin and Mark Mullins.
Lots of excellent food was provided by everyone and there were no shortages of our usual favourites - good ol' barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers!
Thanks to Sergio DiGiovanni, we had this delicious and memorable cake for dessert.
Thank you to everyone for helping to make our June Barbecue another success.

December 15, 2012
Great food! Lovely decorations! Joyful singing! Entertaining music! A wonderful Santa! Fantastic people and, of course....Charlie!
It was a superb Christmas party!
Held at the Legion and organized by a wide cast of members, we laughed, sang, ate and drank with friends and family.
Imelda Esporlas-Jewer led us early on with the singing of a Christmas carol that kicked off a merry and festive mood.
"Wishful Santa" took away our written wishes for 2013 which will help us prosper during the new year.
"Charlie" (also known as "Charlie the Charmer") made a special, unannounced appearance to the delight of all.
Besides introducing our somber executive to its new look (upper right photo), Charlie also led our chorus of singers in a rendition of Christmas carols (left photo).
We enjoyed the lovely singing of our party choir and the stirring musical performance of the band, which included our friend, Mon Gamil (keyboard) and club members Kenrick Chin (guitar) and Mark Mullins (drums).
Kenrick's wife Julie (front right) and her friend, Wendy (front centre), and club president, Karen Wood, led our choir after a number of practices with the band.
Their efforts in helping to make this Christmas party a memorable event is greatly appreciated by our club.
Special thanks to Mon for travelling a long distance to set up his musical equipment so early in the afternoon.
Mon also regaled us with some masterful solo performances that were touching and heart rendering.
Special thanks also to:
John Martin, Party Chair
Karen Wood, Set-Up Chair
Kenrick Chin, Entertainment Chair
Sue Wunderlich, Food Chair
Viola Mueller, Decorations Chair & Table Topics Chair
Viola created the beautiful table centre pieces such as the one in the top photo.
Thank you to every one for a wonderful time!