Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Dirty Dozen at Goldmine - April 7, 2012

Twelve Toastmasters formed a commando squad, headed by Sergeant Serena (TM of Day) with the mission of improving our communication and leadership skills.

Amy Beam briefed us on her Thought of the Day.

Richard Archer (who could be a cross between Lee Marvin and Earnest Borgnine) prepared our spirits for battle by humoring us with his Joke of the Day. I, being a war movie- watching charlatan, introduced the Word of the Day. What ever made me start this theme? Cynthia Randolph, armed with bell in hand, had the task of Ah Bell/Ballot Counter. Richard Archer, who has too much hair to be compared to Telly Savalus, kept time with the latest artillery, Jerry's Smart Phone.

After debriefing us on the history of Easter, Sergeant Serena introduced Major Matthew Charity as the Table Topics Master. He drilled Cynthia about her craziest purchase on credit but she would not withdraw to the woes of using credit cards! With military precision, he then branched out worldwide to ask Amy what book should be required reading over the globe. Amy trained us for combat by suggesting The Secret & The Power.

With some Secret Powers herself, Sergeant Serena Introduced our two speakers. Alex Porter warned us of the cold, brutal life of the inchworm Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You! In an effort to annihilate non-listeners, Kim Jackson gave us her thoughts on active listening in Two Ears - One Tongue. (note to self - Richard does resemble Donald Sutherland).

General Jerry Weikle commanded attention as the Master Evaluator. He called upon First Class Phyllis Kombol (evaluating Kim) and Second Class Sonny Tolbert (evaluating
Alex) to deliver the latest strategies. Thank goodness there was no bloodshed!

Cynthia Randolph commissioned Kim as Best Speaker, Phyllis as Best Evaluator and herself as Best Table Topics. Charge!!!! Amy gathered the shrapnel for the Ah Stick. Special Commendation to Richard on his use of the Smart Phone.

As military secrets do exist, the best kept one of the day was Insook Lee. She was our Military Advisor and flew under the radar for a role. Camouflage becomes you!.


This Saturday, if you're not at the mine, please be in Cornelius as we support Steve Boles in the Division Contest.

Save the Date - Division 37 Family Weekend, KOA-Boone, Boone NC. July 26 to July 29th. City slickers need not apply! Yep - that's me!

Our condolences on the loss of Ken Miller's mother. May she rest in the loving arms of God.

Role to consider - Memory Master

Exciting Educational Classes to be offered at the conference on May 5th. Go to District 37 web site for details.

Cynthia informed us about updating our information in the Charlotte Business Journal. Thank you Cynthia and Matthew for updating it.

Remember - Officers Meeting on April 21st with our Area Governor, Tim Edwards.

Have a Blessed Easter!


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