Sunday, September 25, 2011

Goldmine Meeting Report - Saturday, Sept. 24

Members in attendance: Tony Hinson, Bill Batterman, John Shepherd, Betty Walker, Serena Haneline, Jerry Weikle, Insook Lee, Sonny Tolbert, Matthew Charity, Phyllis Kombol, and Sam Mullis
Guest: Calvin Duncan
New Member: Rajesh Gopalakrishna

Presiding Officer: Phyllis
Toastmaster: Tony
Thought of the Day: Bill
Jokemaster: Sam
Grammarian: Calvin Duncan
Ah Bell/Ballot Counter: Insook
Timer: Serena

Table Topics Master: John Shepherd

1.Bill Batterman: Why do married folks begin to look alike?
2. Rajesh: Why does summer zoom by and winter drags on?
3. Serena Haneline: Why does the line you get in seem like the longest?

Prepared Speeches:
1. Betty Walker: AC, Humorously Speaking "Big Hair, Polyester, and Bell Bottom Pants"
2. Matthew Charity: AC, Entertaining Speaking, "The Post Office is Always Hiring"
3. Sonny Tolbert: CC, 42, "Rosco"

1. Phyllis evaluated Betty
2. Jerry evaluated Matthew
3. Sam evaluated Sonny

All speakers and evaluators qualified

BEST SPEAKER:Matthew Charity
"AH" STICK: None

Business Session:
  • Reviewed Humorous and Evaluation Contests agenda next week

Goldmine Meeting Report - Saturday, Sept. 17

Accidentally skipped posting this week! Sorry!

Members in attendance: Sam Mullis, Serena Haneline, Jessica Keyes, Mike Hall, Jay Nodine, Steve Boles, Jerry Weikle, Alex Porter, Joyce Preston, Sonny Tolbert, Insook Lee, Matthew Charity, Kim Jackson, Richard Archer, and Bill Batterman.
Guest: Rajesh Gopalakrishna

Presiding Officer: Joyce
Toastmaster: Sam
Thought of the Day: Alex
Jokemaster: Richard
Grammarian: Sonny
Ah Bell/Ballot Counter: Jerry
Timer: Alex

Table Topics Master: Joyce
Theme: "You have Won a Nobel Prize!"
1. Insook: Acceptance speech for Nobel Prize for tap dancing
2. Rajesh: Acceptance speech for Nobel Prize for window-washing
3. Steve: Acceptance speech for Nobel Prize for underwater photography

Prepared Speeches:
1. Serena: CC, #8, "How to Tackle Your Paper Mountains"
2. Kim: AC, Humorously Speaking, "A Tale of Tea Bags and Toothbrushes"
3. Mike: CC, #2, "RC Racing Is Fun"

1. Richard evaluated Serena
2. Matthew evaluated Kim
3. Jay evaluated Mike

Kim and Matthew were disqualified.

BEST SPEAKER: Serena Haneline
BEST EVALUATOR: Richard Archer
"AH" STICK: Jay Nodine

Business Session:
  • Reviewed contests (local, area, division)
  • Congrats on Bill Batterman's retirement
  • "Goldmineathon" - Need to raise funds to purchase a new banner with new logo (asking $5-10 a member)
  • Reviewed next week's schedule

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goldmine Meeting Report - Saturday, Sept. 10

This is quite late...I do need some help with posting the minutes on here, so if anyone is willing to help, please let me know!

Members in attendance:
1. Joyce Preston
2. Phyllis Kombol
3. Bill Batterman
4. Insook Lee
5. Sonny Tolbert
6. Lee Johnston
7. Jay Nodine
8. Kim Jackson
9. Serena Haneline
10. John Shepherd
11. Sam Mullis
12. Jerry Weikle

We had two guests: Laura Porter and Rajesh. 

The roles:
Presiding Officer: Joyce
Toastmaster: Jerry
Thought of the Day: Phyllis
Phyllis shared a very poignant thought after revealing that a 19-year-old young woman she knew had died: "Stop living in a past that is gone and a tomorrow that is yet to come. Life is only this place, this time, this breath--right now. Cherish this day! We are none of us promised tomorrow."

Ah Bell Ballot Counter:  Sam
Timer: Jay
Jokemaster: Kim
Grammarian: Kim

Table Topics Master: John
Table Topics were centered on "USA Today" sections
Table Topic Speakers:
1- Lee Johnston: "Have you been tempted to run for office/which office?"
2- Sonny Tolbert: "Are you worried, confident, or indifferent about the world economy?"
3- Insook Lee: "Do you have a life secret or what keeps you motivated?"
4- Rajesh: "How techie are you? Or are you stuck in the analog age?"
5- Sam Mullis: "What is one subject you feel strongly?"

Prepared Speakers:
1. Joyce Preston: Spoke form "Speaking to Inform" Advanced Manual, #3, "Reading a Wine Menu."
2. Laura Porter: Guest speaker from United Way of Rowan, "Times Two Mentoring" program

1. Bill Batterman
2. Phyllis Kombol

Business Session:
  • Joyce gave reminder of email outlining the upcoming events/meetings
  • Reviewed next week's meeting roles
Best Table Topics: Insook
Best Speaker: Joyce
Best Evaluator: Phyllis
"Ah" Stick: Bill

Meeting adjourned at 10:08 a.m.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goldmine Meeting Report

Guests: Lee Reith
  1. Serena Haneline
  2. Alex Porter
  3. Jerry Weikle
  4. Jessica Keyes
  5. Mike Hall
  6. Phyllis Hernandez
  7. John Shepherd
  8. Joyce Preston
  9. Bill Batterman
  10. Steve Boles
  11. Sonny Tolbert
  12. Insook Lee
  13. Jay Nodine
  14. Matthew Charity
Presiding Officer was Joyce Preston
Toastmaster: Serena Haneline
Other Roles:
Thought of the Day: Jay Nodine
Jokemaster: Matthew Charity
 Timer: Insook Lee
Ah Bell/Ballot Counter: Joyce Preston
Grammarian: Mike Hall

Table Topics Master: Alex Porter
Table Topics Contestants:
Matthew Charity: Spoke on his (lack of) plans for Labor Day
Joyce Preston: Spoke on what to tell an 18-year-old who is confused about whether or not to vote.
Insook Lee: Spoke on an act of kindness witnessed (or not witnessed)

Prepared Speakers:
Bill Batterman: (A 5-7 minute speech from the “Speaking to Inform” manual. Title: “Which Card?”)
Jessica Keyes: (A 10-12 minute speech from the “Speech by Management” manual. Title: “Let's Prepare for the Expo.”)
Jerry Weikle: (A 5-7 minute speech from the “Competent Communicator” manual, Project #9. Title: “Help Cure Knock-Knee Syndrome.”)
BEST SPEAKER: Bill Batterman

General Evaluator: Phyllis Hernandez
Steve Boles evaluated Bill Batterman.
Sonny Tolbert evaluated Jessica Keyes.
John Shepherd evaluated Jerry Weikle.
“AH” STICK AWARD: Bill Batterman

Business Session:
  • Congrats to Matthew Charity on his performance at the Comedy Zone. 
  • Announcements: 
  1. Elder Orphan Care Christmas Shoeboxes (Serena). Kim Jackson's ministry, Elder Orphan Care, is collecting items for shoeboxes. For more information, email Serena.
  2. Bill Batterman's retirement service will be Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Bill.
  3. Toastmasters at the Lake (Jessica) are in need of a target speaker for their evaluation contest on Sept. 22nd at 11:45 a.m.
  4. Olde Countrie Fair (Phyllis) will be at All Saints Episcopal on Sept. 10. For more information, email Phyllis.
  • Area Council meeting will be on Sept. 10 after our regular meeting
  • Sept. 15: PGT's open house
  • Oct. 1: Goldmine Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests
  • Oct. 18: Area Contest
  • Oct. 29: Division Contest
  • Nov. 12: District Contest (at Fall conference) 
Meeting ended at 10:15 a.m.