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

Evaluators:
1. Bill Batterman
2. Phyllis Kombol

Business Session:
  • Joyce gave reminder of email outlining the upcoming events/meetings
  • Announcement: WE NEED MORE CONTESTANTS FOR HUMOROUS SPEECH AND EVALUATION CONTESTS!!!!
  • Reviewed next week's meeting roles
AWARDS:
Best Table Topics: Insook
Best Speaker: Joyce
Best Evaluator: Phyllis
"Ah" Stick: Bill


Meeting adjourned at 10:08 a.m.

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