Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pandemonium At Goldmine - March 17, 2011

Pandemonium set in as I opened the meeting this week at the Marriott. It seems a poster was places in the meeting room announcing that coffee etc. was available for in-house guests only, not meeting room attendees. NO COFFEE, are you kidding! Fortunately, Sonny Tolbert got a clarification from the front desk that Goldminers may take advantage of the BEVERAGES only, not the food. (The sign had been displayed for other groups.) I shall live to see another day!

Alex continued with the Thought of the Day but I was so taken back by the lack of caffeine, I have no idea what he said!

Sonny O'Tolbert served as our St. Patrick's Day Toastmaster. (He should have brought Frosted Lucky Charms - they're magically delicious and FREE)

Richard almost humored us with his joke today..... almost, maybe I was having a caffeine withdrawal.

Al challenged us to utilize our latent use of the English language and be well spoken orators today. The word of the day should have been Starbuck's!

Richard, serving as Ah Bell/ Ballot Counter, gave an open roll call in which we were allowed to ring the bell ourselves if we misspoke. He's always so giving!

Perhaps it was the lack of coffee, the missing stopwatch, or the fact that I sat next to Jerry but I was a terrible Timer today. SOS

Betty had some SPRING in her step as Table Topics master.
1. Richard - What's up with all of the birds chirping - what kind of birds are they?
Don't call the sheriff, that's no jailbird he's hearing. He said he doesn't hear any-
thing but could easily identify them if they wouldn't fly away so quickly.
2. Sam - What are those birds talking about?
They're discussing their taxpayer money from the federal government! Actually they're discussing the sun, pleasant weather etc.
3. Steve - Is this beautiful weather determined by the Gulf Stream?
No - it's actually El Nina who sits in the Pacific Ocean and controls the weather. If, when dipping her toe in the water, she gets chilly, we'll have 6 more weeks of cold weather. Forget Groundhog Day- that's a facade.
4. Insook - Yellow is a prevalent spring flower - how do you feel about that?
Insook actually prefers blue, pink or red. Yellow is the color for jealousy and also indicates a passionate person but she would rather be pink!

Speakers
1. Karen Speech # 3 People First
A great lesson for us all - people first, then money, then things.
Rules for Those Struggling Financially
a. don't lose your $$$
b. don't forget rule #2
c. know the difference between wants and needs (I NEED COFFEE!)

2. Steve - rehearsing his Competition Speech for Monday evening.

Phyllis served as Master Evaluator today, she was perky without coffee - what's her secret?

Cynthia gave her very first evaluation today in which she evaluated to motivate - great job!

Jerry led the round table evaluation of Steve's speech. He disqualified by 3 1/2 minutes and didn't even speak. Was it his heckling earlier or his lack of caffeine that got the better of him?
Only the shadow (and timer) knows!

Winners Today: Sonny O'Tolbert for saving the coffee
Steve - Best Table Topics
Steve - Best Speaker
Cynthia - Best Evaluator

Guest - Former Goldmine Toastmaster - Richard Leagan

Business News

Serena is engaged to be married!!!!!!
BOTH of our stopwatches are missing...and our sanitizer.....and our dictionary. We're getting a new lock!

Please come Monday to Troutman's BBQ and support our very own Steve Boles! See you there.

Joyce








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