Yesterday, during meeting #603, we celebrated HALLOWEEN at Moscow Free Speakers Club!

We’ve had three speeches:

  1. Ilya Nefedov’s project 6 from CC manual
  2. Denis Shevchuk’s Speech to Inform
  3. Natalia Lapitskaya’s project 2 from Storytelling manual

Justin has won a Best Table Topics ribbon!


Valentina Salnikova, CC has won the Best Costume (Little Baba Yaga) award!


Head over to our Facebook page for more pictures!

You can find the grades for the meeting below:

Toastmaster Natalia Sherstneva, CC 3.4
General Evaluator Alla Oganova, ACB 3.9
Speaker 1 Ilya Nefedov 3.6
Speaker 2 Denis Shevchuk, ACB, ALB 4.1
Speaker 3 Natalia Lapitskaya, ACB 3.4
Thought of the Day Alexander Kanunnikov 3.1
Word of the Day Olga Lukavenko 3.0
Joke of the Day Inessa Goldovskaya, CC 3.5
Evaluator 1 Andrey Kosilov, CC 4.4
Evaluator 2 Valeria Kholodkova, ACB, ALS 3.4
Evaluator 3 Mikhail Petrov, CC 3.3
Table Topics Thomas Hulbert 3.4

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve got ourselves a new website! It’s still under construction, but we’d love to hear your feedback – email us!

In other news, this week we’ve had a special guest at meeting #602 – Marie Betteley, President of the Canadian NextNiagara Toastmasters club, who then was the General Evaluator!

Marie Betteley, President of NextNiagara Toastmasters

Coincidentally, Mikhail Petrov, our Vice President Education, celebrated his birthday earlier this week – Happy Birthday, Mikhail!

You can find the grades for the meeting below:

Toastmaster Mikhail Petrov, CC 4.1
General Evaluator Marie Betteley, CC, CL 4.2
Speaker 1 Daniil Maslyuk 3.5
Speaker 2 Ilya Nefedov 4.6
Thought of the Day Olga Makarova 4.3
Word of the Day Anna Danilkina 3.8
Joke of the Day Irina Chernyaga 4.1
Evaluator 1 Denis Shevchuk, ACB, ALB 4.6
Evaluator 2 Andrey Kosilov, CC 4.7
Table Topics Andrey Kosilov, CC 4.4

Finally, we’d like to invite you to our HALLOWEEN party on 30 October 2014! We have speaking slots for spooky tales – you can sign up now!

We are also going to have “Best Costume” competition, and everyone is extremely welcome to make Halloween-themed cookies 🙂

Contact Ilya Nefedov, our Vice President Membership, for more information!