This week I nabbed my local Trefoil Guild branch and spoke to them about the Community Action part of my Queen’s Guide Award.
It was…ahaha…not my finest performance ever. I need a lot of practice and preparation to be a decent speaker, and I did not do enough practice or preparation. I would rather have led them in some campfire songs. On reflection, perhaps I should have taught everyone a song explaining all my findings about volunteers in public libraries.
Things started off woodenly, but got a bit better once I gave everyone a sheet with statements to consider and the rest of the time turned into a discussion/conversation rather than me rambling at them. Everyone was very nice about it, and said things like “it’s not easy”. I felt 15, not 25.
But that doesn’t matter. It’s done, and that’s another bit of my QG book signed off (or will be when I get the book back). And my Trefoils are some of the kindest, wisest, brightest, most inspirational women I know, and I’m sure what I know of them is only the tip of the iceberg. I’m privileged to have spent an afternoon in their company, and part of me wishes I could take time off work to join them every month!