Flying Solo ... but not alone!


Flying Solo Billboard logoOriginating as the Kelowna Mission Toastmasters Club in 1995, Flying Solo Toastmasters hit high gear when it relocated to the Pheasant & Quail Neighborhood Pub in 1996. 

Flying Solo Toastmasters was the vision of our Founder and first club President, Dorothy Hamilton. And yes ... we did start out as a "singles" club, that hasn't been a membership criteria for quite a while though. There have been several husband & wife couples in the club over the years.

Affectionately known as the "club in the pub", the ever-growing and changing membership has forced the club to relocate several times over the past few years to its current location at the Kelowna & District Safety Council Training room, in Rutland. 

You can take the "club out of the pub" but you "can't take the pub out of the club!

Flying Solo Toastmasters is the place to spend your Tuesday evenings if you want to learn new skills; challenge yourself; meet interesting people; make new friends and have a lot of good laughs.

Where else but at Flying Solo Toastmasters would you find as interesting a collection of recognition awards such as the highly coveted Bart Simpson Award? The "Bartis presented weekly for the best humorist of the week.  

Bart is accompanied by the almost as equally coveted "Bull ThrowersAward, presented to the best Table Topics speaker [impromptu speaking] of the evening. Who says that you have to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! Well, in a court of law you would have to, perjury could get rather expensive, but not in a Table Topics Session. As Doug Thomson, former President of the club was asked ... "Boxers or briefs?" 

Doug is also recognized as the contributor of the "Doug Thomson Eyeball Award." The "eyeballis an eyeball [not a real one!] mounted on a stand. It is presented weekly to the member that has best displayed the skill of maintaining eye contact consistently throughout the meeting. 

Former club member, Peter Cook, is remembered for his contribution to the club in the form of the "Peter the GreatAward. Peter was relentless in challenging members to rid the word "great" from their vocabulary. His farewell speech provided members with eighteen or so alternative words for the word, ... great. The "Peter the Greataward is a cheese grater attached to a plaque and is presented weekly to the member that has best displayed their linguistic and grammatical skills.

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