Sunday, May 5, 2013

Anniversary Party In The Bag

On Saturday evening, eighteen of us gathered for a lovely meal at the Lubbock Women's Club to celebrate Toasters' 25th anniversary. It was great to see two of the founding members of the club, Ruth Ann Bridges and Patty Freier. Patty shared about how Toastmasters met a need for training in public speaking and how to conduct meetings at Methodist Hospital, back before that kind of training was available. Brent Majors from Methodist knew Bob Barnhill and Bob helped get Toasters started 25 years ago. Appropriately, Bob was with us on Saturday night. As Patty said, it is very gratifying for an idea and project you started to still be viable and healthy twenty five years later!

We also got to share some of our Toasters' bloopers--those are always good for a laugh! Another former member who was able to attend was Cindy Meason--it is always great to see Cindy!  Former member, Uwe Beltz and his wife, Katherine, were welcome guests as well.  It's is always great to see our former members because they're family! We were also so pleased to have Robyne Vaughn and her husband, Mark, in attendance. It was a sweet time of fellowship and celebration, and we wish that more could have attended. Kyle and I are already thinking about our 50th anniversary in 2038, so please mark your calendars!

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