Saturday, May 22, 2010

News from the Goldmine, May 22, 2010

(Thank you to Toastmaster of the Day, Betty Walker, for providing today's News from the Goldmine).

Presiding Officer Joyce Preston opened today's meeting and Alex Porter presented the thought of the day. Miles Moody served as Wordmaster, looking for uses of the word "scour", among other notable words and phrases. Al Minter handled the timing as well as the ah and ballot counting.

Table Topics Master, Jerry Weikle, presented "race-themed" questions as follows: "What would you serve as food and drink at a tailgating party?" (Raj Sharma); "What would you do if given a free ticket to the big race?" (Insook Lee); "What would you say to Bruton Smith if you met him coming out of the bathroom?" (Miles Moody); "Would you run to your car after the race is over or wait till the crowd left?" (Alex Porter).

Prepared speakers were Shyam Narayam and Fred Biggers. Shyam spoke from an advanced manual, "The Entertaining Speaker." His project was "Resources for Entertainment," with a speech titled "Thank the Assistant and Drink Black Coffee." Fred also spoke from an advanced manual, "Communication on Television," and his project was "When You are the Host." Fred conducted a television interview with Alex on his TV "show:" Cabarrus Spin with Alex Porter.

Joyce Preston served as Master Evaluator, and Insook Lee and Miles Moody evaluated the prepared speeches.

The winners were:

Best Speaker – Shyam

Best Evaluator – Miles

Best Table Topics – Alex

Ah Stick – Raj

Business and Events:

Community award nominations are due May 31

Toastmasters Leadership Institute June 5

Tall Tales & Ice Cream Contest – July 10, 9:00 a.m.

Awards Banquet and New Officers Installation – July 17, 6:00 p.m.

Al Minter will be Toastmaster for next week’s meeting. Be sure to confirm your role with him for the May 29th meeting early this week so he can plan accordingly for a GREAT day in the Goldmine!

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