Monday, October 8, 2012

Goldmine Meeting 6 October 2012

The meeting was called to order by President Phyllis Kombol.  Phyllis presented the thought of the day; "You miss one hundred percent of the shots you do not take!" After presenting the thought of the day and leading in the pledge, she introduced the toastmaster of the day, Serena Edwards. Serena's theme for the  meeting was Books of the Bible.  The following were called on to explain their duties:

Joke Master: Alex 
Grammarian: Alex
Ah bell/Ballot Counter: Sonny. 
Timer: Sam

The word of the day was "laconic", meaning brief; terse. 

Cynthia led the table topics portion of the meeting.

Lee - What words of wisdom would you give your eighteen year old self?
Sonny - What was the best words of wisdom you received as a child?
Justin (First time visitor) - Tell about a time in your life when the wisest thing you did was listen and learn?

Two experienced toatsmasters made presentations from advanced manuals.

Shyam - The better speaker series - "Using Body Language" - A interesting and lively presentation on using body language. 
Jessica - "A Place for your stuff" - A humorous presentation on how stuff tends to expand to fill all the space available. 

Following a break, Matthew led in the evaluation portion of the meeting. 

Mike evaluated Shyam and Steve evaluated Jessica. 

Following a brief business session, Sonny presented the awards:

Table Topics:  Sonny
Prepared Speaker: Shyam
Evaluator: Steve
Ah Stick: Mike. 

Meeting ended at 10:03.

The Area 14  Table Topics and Humorous speaking contests followed the regular meeting, begining at 11:00 AM.

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