Thursday, October 18, 2012

As of Saturday, October 13, 2012

Our President, Phyllis Kombol, filled the role of Presiding Officer and called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.  Joyce Preston shared the thought of the day, “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life!”  Following the thought Joyce introduced Phyllis, who also filled the role of Toastmaster.  Phyllis established the theme “Alice in Wonderland” and immediately shared the birth name of the author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson also known as Lewis Carroll.

In the role of Jokemaster, Alex took us on a comical adventure as he shared a joke about a Bird with a salty tongue rescued by a minister who had a pair of praying birds.  Although the minister expected the praying birds to rub off on the salty tongued newcomer, the praying birds were elated that their prayer for a bird such as this was answered.  The following individuals presented their roles accordingly:

Grammarian:  Joyce Preston (Word of the Day:  Tenacious)
Ballot Counter:  Sam Mullis
Timer:  Al Minter

Karen Boothe led the Table Topics portion of the meeting with a theme that fit nicely with the overall fantasy them.  She encouraged us to use our imaginations to change various Nursery Rhymes.

Table Topics Question 1:  How would you change nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty?  Sam responded naming our presidential candidates, “Obama… thin, Romney thinks he is without sin.”

Table Topics Question 2:  How would you change Jack B. Nimble?  Alex began, “Jack be Nimble, Jack B Quick….I don’t know.  I give up!

Table Topics Question 3: The Incy Wincy Spider went up the water spout; where would he go from there?  Hal, a guest, responded that even though the spider was originally washed out by the rain, that experience made him more tenacious. Therefore he kept trying until he reached his goal.

Table Topics Question 4:  Three Blind Mice…Where are they running?  Joyce said they are on a journey, as are all of us, to see the light.

Best Table Topics Speaker:  Joyce Preston

Our prepared speakers were as follows:  Serena Edwards, speaking from the Specialty Speeches Advanced Manual, “Save Money and Help Someone.”  She was followed by Shyam Narayan, speaking from the Better Speaker Series, “Selecting Your Topic.” 

Best Speaker:   Shyam Narayan

Cynthia evaluated Serena and Jerry evaluated Shyam. 

Best Evaluator:  Cynthia Randolph
Ah Stick:  Serena Edwards

Business Meeting: 
·        If anyone is interested in the fall conference and wants meals, registration is required by 10.15.
·        Division Contest is Monday 10.22, 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Fire Station on
       Poplar Tent road. 
·       Joyce offered all TMs free Judge Books for anyone interested in becoming a certified Judge.

Sam Mullis adjourned our meeting at 10:05 am.

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