On Tuesday 9th April, at one of our regular meetings we had the honour to be able to welcome two members of the Sarajevo Toastmasters club, that Zuriberg has assisted in founding. The two members, gave an insightful introduction to their club, their members and just a few of the many activities that they do in their club
On the 26th of March, Zuriberg organized and hosted the Area Contest: contestants from 4 clubs, help and support from 7 clubs, more that 50 members and guests. What an evening!
We started the year with an extra meeting: a Table Topic Marathon on the 8th of January!
Four extraordinary Table Topic Masters entertained us and made think hard for each of the 6 speakers. Their topics where funny and creative and they challenged the imagination of our speakers. Thanks to Peter, Nicola, Stefano O and Andre!
We also had the evaluations of Lesley, Roland, Sonja and Margherita, 4 experienced members who gave constructive feedback to the speakers of each Table Topic.
And finally 4 winners who started the New Year with the Toastmasters energy!
Bravo to Roland, Hicham, Margherita and Lesley! Well done!
Do you belong to the millions and millions of people around the globe who believe in astrology and who set their hopes for the New Year in an auspicious alignment of the stars? Or are you more of the scientific type, who believes in science instead, like our very own, brilliant toastmaster Tatyana Mishchenko?
Tatyana gave a hilarious, entertaining and thoughtful talk in celebration of our year-end party at TM Zuriberg. She conclusively proved how well the stars aligned with our Toastmasters club in 2018:
- black holes colliding
- new planets popping up
- new galaxies forming
- oddly shaped objects and a highly visible comet flying by the Earth
- Jupiter being “upgraded” to planet status
And at the same time our club:
- Welcomed many new members
- Saw Hicham Adamou “upgraded” to Area Director
- Hosted “flying by” Toastmasters from Japan and Qatar
- Conducted a joint evening with the German-speaking Zurich Rhetorik Club (we can highly recommend this inspiring experience!)
- Club officers resurfaced as active speakers (Nicola von Lutterotti and Sergey Sarykalin)
- Left a trail on the international speaker stage (Lesley Stephenson)
- and established new TM clubs (the Youth TM club, founded by Kyle Bullus, and the Credit Swiss TM, founded by Margherita Brodbeck-Roth in 2018).
There was also a lot of entertaining storytelling (Nicola von Lutterotti and Karina Castella), a story-reading (Sonja Bonin) and a fabulous, funny table topics session led by Kyle Bullus.
Thank you and shout out to our beloved president, Michelle Sabatini, to Tatyana, Kyle and all contributors for making this a delightful, memorable evening! And Massimo for taking the photos
We look forward to an equally exciting new year at TM Zuriberg, starting with a special table topics marathon on January 8 (in addition to our regular meeting on January 15th)which should prepare us well for the club contest on February 26th!
Happy New Year to all Zuribergers, guests and all Toastmasters around the world!
On the 23rd October we had a joint evening with the Rhetorik Club Zürich, our fellow German speaking club.
In the first part of the meeting, we played Taboo, a word guessing game, led by Lukas from Rhetorik club.
The evening continued with Margherita and Michelle giving an explorative and cultural themed Table Topics which involved translating aphorisms, idioms and proverbs from Sicily and Ticino that our speakers had to explain to the audience.
They were amazing! Eric gave us an extra Table Topics speech explaining the meaning of “That girl is growing mould”.
Overall a very interesting and fun night. Thanks for all who attended. We’d also like to give a special thanks to Sonja for taking the pictures on the evening.