Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
30 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE CHRISTMAS HAM DRAW This season Watson are spreading happiness around by giving away delicious hams at Christmas. There has been hundreds of entries and we re pleased to announce this years winners: Lynne Ashcroft Palmerston North Fiona Gregory Feilding Stone Family Palmerston North David Grantham Feilding Fay Burns Palmerston North Mash Trust C/- Carol Searle Palmerston North Monica Battersby Palmerston North Phil Giles (on behalf of ) Anna Willoughby, Feilding Vicki (daughter of) Dave Ravenhill, Palmerston North Paula Kendall Palmerston North At Watson our aim is to make people happy, whether its buying, selling or renting a home our aim is to make the process and outcome one that you are happy with. Find out how we can help you open the door to happiness at www.watsonproperty.co.nz 4263709AA Club instils confidence, leadership Makino Magic Toastmasters Club: Back row, John Maxwell, Steve Bullock (New Zealand District Governor), Peter Follett, Ellen Bartlett, Mike Gildea, Anita Renes, Chris Bland, Quentin Copley, Lynda MacDonald, Carol Nicolson, Neville Irshwood. Front row, Berenice Jensen, Roger Hynd (Area Governor), Courtney Rudman. Absent, Campbell Fordyce, Judy Humphries, Jill Mills, Jennifer Gray, Lara Beetham, Stephen Booker. Photo: FRASER RUDMAN Makino Magic Toastmasters Club in Feilding hosted New Zealand Dis- trict Governor Steve Bullock at its meeting on Tuesday, November 29. Mr Bullock and fellow Wellington club member Neville Irshwood attended the meeting with Area Governor Roger Hynd from Palmer- ston North. Mr Bullock told the meeting how Toastmasters has changed his life by giving him confidence to go back into higher education in his 40s and graduate with a masters degree. He acknowledges that without Toastmasters he wouldn't have gone into further education or even dreamed of being the New Zealand District Governor. Mr Irshwood challenged members of the Feilding club to visit other clubs in the area and attend the national conferences. Mr Hynd also encouraged members to have a go at compe- titions. He said he would like to set up a group trip to another club to meet fellow Toastmasters and see how other clubs run their regular meetings. The Feilding Club has around 19 members who all joined for different reasons. Toastmasters is not just about making speeches. Members gain confidence with leadership skills such as how to pre- pare an agenda and run a meeting, develop listening skills, and develop constructive feedback skills -- which helps the individual with positive mentoring. Toastmasters can help members gain confidence in situations where they are meeting a group of people for the first time. The organisation also runs regular competitions from which the winners can go on to compete at national finals. Next year the International Speech Competition and Evaluation Competition will be held in Dunedin during New Zealand's 50th Cel- ebration Conference from May 4 till May 6. Earlier this year Feilding club member Stephen Booker went to the New Zealand finals in Auckland for the International Speech Competition. Although he did not win, he said The experience of performing in front of a large audience was amazing''. If you are interested in coming to a meeting, the Feilding Club meets every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month at the Feilding Civic Centre in the Cedar room, at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. The first three sessions are free to see if Toastmasters is something you would like to be part of. The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 17. If you would like more information contact the president of Feilding Makino Magic, Ellen Bartlett: telephone 328 8081; or John Maxwell who looks after membership, phone 328 4868.
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