Recently there were some very interesting articles published, on how infusing new blood into old mice recharged them, boosted their brainpower, and also repaired age-related damage in the brains and muscles of the old mice. The old mice were restored to a more youthful state, due to a protein called GFD11 present in the blood of the young mice.
This certainly spells hope for those seeking the elixir of youth!
In any case, our body is constantly making new blood everyday. When it stops doing so, or does not do it efficiently anymore, it is a sure sign of aging or ill health.
The health of our club is very much like the health of our body too.
Fellow members, would you like our club to be strong, healthy and vibrant? If yes, there are 2 things needed:
- We need to constantly renew ourselves in Toastmasters. What does this mean? It simply means, you need to be active in doing your speech projects and taking up meeting roles
When we deliver our projects, we are renewing our knowledge, our presentation skills. In the process, your audience – that is, your fellow members and guests, learn from you, and sometimes get rejuvenated too.
Do you share this experience in some of the very good meetings we have had?
When you take on a meeting role, and deliver it with gusto, you inject energy into the meeting and witness how the audience have enjoyed the evening – the hallmark of a vibrant and successful meeting. Again, have you had this experience too?
So, my fellow members, constantly renew yourself in Toastmasters. This idea can be extended to your work, to your personal life as well – constantly renew yourself so that you will feel alive and not stagnant!
- We need to step up our efforts to recruit new blood, young blood so that our club will remain healthy and vibrant.
This is a no-brainer. In order that our club can continue to grow strong and healthy, we need new blood, young blood. I do hope and urge members to help and bring in new members.
In November this year, our club will be celebrating our 30th anniversary. It is a great milestone for our club. We were one of the first few Toastmasters clubs that started in Singapore 30 years ago, and we have many members who have been with the club for 10, 20 or even 30 years!
Would you like SIM I Toastmasters to be known as an established club, or an old club? If you want our club to be young and vibrant, always – I am sure you know what’s needed.