New Fayette Member Speaks At Northwest Ohio Toastmasters

The first speaker at Northwest Ohio Toastmasters on August 6th was new member Jessie Torres from Fayette.  She will be a new pre-med student at the University of Toledo this fall.  Her speech was ‘Science vs. Religion’.  She contrasted the scientific approach to evolution compared to the religious perspective.  She noted a recent scientific view on the God Particle and creation of matter.

Rebecca Lovelass (Fayette), who was Toastmaster, related the recent Bull Thistle festival that was in Fayette.  Due to the drought, there were fewer thistle entries. The word of the day was ‘propensity’.  It was provided by Karen Lyke (Whitehouse) and the meaning is an inclination to do a task.

Andy Lyke (Whitehouse) gave a speech on ‘The Job Creators’.  He provided examples on consumption by consumers and supply & demand.  Also included were thoughts on deficit spending, marginal tax rates, and getting people spending to create more jobs.  Speech evaluation critiques were provided by Jane Hibbard (Stryker) and Larry Zuvers (Bryan).  Darlene Sheperd (Bryan), club president, conducted a business meeting.

Loretta Torres (Fayette) coordinated table topics with the theme of ‘who has influenced your life the most.’  Loretta related how a teacher motivated her to love music and playing instruments. Barb Steckly (Bryan) directed evaluation of speeches and the meeting.  Sue Stamm (Archbold) provided an inspirational close.  She indicated that before you tell something to another person, you should consider if it is the truth, it is good information, and it is useful.

Guests are always welcome to attend Northwest Ohio Toastmasters’ meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Allied Health Building Conference Room at NW State Community College south of Archbold.  The next meeting is August 20th  when there will be humorous speeches.  For more information contact Larry Zuvers at 419-636-2329 or

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