Thursday, May 17, 2012


The 12 May meeting of Goldmine Toastmasters was called to order at the scheduled starting time of 8:30. Members attending were: Richard Archer, Karen Boothe, Shyam Naryan, Sonny Tolbert, Alex Porter, Jerry Weikle, Phyllis Kombol, Joyce Preston, Bill Batterman, Sam Mullis, and Steve Boles.

Gary Kennedy was visiting.

Presiding officer, Joyce Preston opened the meeting and introduced the thought of the day presenter, Jerry Weikle.

Jerry introduced the Toastmaster, Steve Boles.

Steve as jokemaster started the meeting on a humerous note.

Phyllis Kombol explained her role as timer.

Alex Porter explained the duties and responsibilities of the ah bell/ballot counter.

Sam Mullis introduced the word of the day and explained the role of Grammarian.

The word of the day was fallible and is an adjective meaning: Liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken. Liable to be erroneous or false, not accurate. Capable of making a mistake.

The table topics master, Shyam Naryan introduced the table topics theme, Fun Summer Activities.

Alex Porter reported on his camping trip to Jellystone Park.

Gary Kennedy reported on his experience in grilling with Bobby Flay.

Phyllis Kombol described the best Mother's Day Gift.

Jerry Weikly told us about his favorite vegetable plant.

Sonny Tolbert, the first prepared speaker, presented from the CC manual project number ten, Inspire your Audience.

The title of his speech: No Excuses 

He encouraged us to not accept any excuses for avoiding regular exercise.

Karen Boothe, the second prepared speaker, presented from the CC manual project number four, How to Say It.

The speech title: The Gift of Friendship.

She told us about her group of friends who support and inspire her.

Bill Batterman as the first evaluator offered encouragement to Sonny Tolbert.

Richard Archer provided helpful advice to Karen Boothe.

Remember the Home Made Ice Cream - Tall Tales Contest scheduled for 14 July and the Communication and Leadership Award - Officers Instellation Banquet scheduled for 21 July.

Alex Porter presented Awards to: Best Table Topics, Gary Kennedy; Best Speaker, Sonny Tolbert; Best Evaluator, Bill Batterman; and Ah Stick Gary Kennedy.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 am.

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