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The Toastmasters Community

TM is not only about our club! This is why we are encouraged to visit our fellows Toastmasters from other clubs. Here Sonja pays a visit to the Turicum club, a German Speaking club from our area.

Sonja visiting the Turicum Club

Some special visitors….

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

Area Contest: 26th March 2019

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!

Winners of the German Contest
Winners of the International Speech Contest
Winners of the Evaluation Contest
Winners of the TT Contest
Winners of the Italian Contest

Table Topics Marathon 8th January

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!

Zuriberg Christmas Party 2018

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!