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Lemons >>> Lemonade. That’s the way, aha, aha, I like it, aha, aha!

In General Meeting Commentary, Speeches, Themes, Toastmaster Roles on June 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm


Our June 24th gathering to celebrate summer was a dooooooooooozy!  Kate not only brought in an Oreo kite, beach towels, and sunflowers…but she supplied homemade lemonade in her grandmother’s antique glass pitcher!  Now THAT’S a Toastmaster!!   Talk about a thorough spoiling of us members.  THANK YOU, KATE!  K.C. and the Sunshine Band would be proud!  🙂

And there’s something else on my mind.  Rachel spoke to us about the primary cause of our results in life, which is of course our attitude!!  She reminded us in her speech that attitude is comprised of our thoughts, feelings, and actions, which make up our circle of responsibility.  Great speech with awesome content!


And then Pat came up speaking about the curious life-role of being a grandparent – and how things have evolved over the years since she was a young parent.  Bottom line, some rules have changed!  BTW, ask her sometime about exactly how many grandchildren she has….I guarantee there’s a good story there!

Chamber Chatters, we just keep getting better and better!  Keep it up!

-Wendy Goody

P.S.  And here’s a reward for us all…

Kate’s Homemade Lemonade:

I first make a lemonade syrup, which is very handy to make lemonade by the glass.

For the syrup:

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 cup lemon juice

Boil the sugar in the water for 5 minutes. Cool, then add the lemon juice. Store in the frig.  To make a glass of lemonade, use approximately 2T. syrup to 8 oz. water. So, to make a pitcher, I just wing it. A little syrup…a bit of water…then taste! (It’s more like a cup of syrup to a pitcher of water). I think the mint sprig in the glass jazzes things up! – Kate