Meet Normand, our new member, with our VP-Education Marie-Paule Gagnon. He is a motivated member as he did his ice-breaker speech the day of his induction, on the January 20th.

Voici Normand à son intronisation au club, accompagné de notre vp-éducation Marie-Paule Gagnon. Normand est notre plus récent membre. Il est très motivé, la preuve est qu’il a fait son brise glace le jour même de son intronisation, soit le 20 janvier.


This week’s program:


Le programme de cette semaine:

Gilles, our club President, giving flowers to Marise.

Gilles donnant des fleurs à Marise, le pot viendra plus tard !

This week’s program:


Le programme de cette semaine:

Here is the programme for Tuesday January 13.


Ci-dessus le programme pour mardi le 13 janvier.

Here is a link to a wonderful talk given by Sir Ken Robinson at a TED annual conference (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design):

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity“.

The duration of the presentation is about 20 minutes, which may seem long and could scare some people off right away.  However, Sir Ken gives such a remarkable talk that after the first few seconds you can’t help but be absorbed by his speech.

This talk has so many points that can inspire a Toastmaster: a great beginning and end, humour, story-telling, excellent choice of words, clear organization, great persuasion.  All this communicated in a most effective manner.

Enjoy it!

All the tickets for the 60th anniversary dinner are now sold out.

Il ne reste malheureusement plus de billets pour le 60e anniversaire de notre club.