Sunday, December 9, 2012

Goldmine Toastmasters Meeting on Saturday, December 8, 2012

Phyllis, our Presiding Officer, called the meeting to order and called on Shyam Narayan, who delivered the thought for the day, “If you must love your neighbor for yourself, it is at least fair to love yourself as your neighbor.” Thereafter, he introduced Cynthia Randolph, the Toastmaster of the day.  In true goldmine flair, Cynthia adjusted the agenda ensuring that all speaking roles were filled, and introduced the theme of “Christmas.” 

As the theme stirred in our minds, Joyce shared a joke, Steve Boles spoke and defined the word “sagacity” in the role of Wordmaster and Matthew Charity and Sharon Davis filled the roles of Ballot Counter and Timer, respectively.   Jay Johnson, our Table Topics Master posed questions that encouraged each of us to get into the Christmas spirit.

1.       What’s on your Christmas tree?
Richard answered, “A pickle hidden for good luck.”
2.       This season is called Advent (waiting). What are you waiting for?
Bill responded, “Submitting grades for his Religious Studies Class.”
3.       What is it about the Holidays that makes you feel at peace?
Matthew said, “Reflecting on Christmas’ past and appreciating what is really important.”
4.       What irritates you about Christmas?
Steve answered, “All of the people waiting on Mayan prophecy to come true rather than enjoying the day that the Lord has provided.”

Table Topics Winner:   Steve Boles
Our prepared speakers of the day were: 
1.       Hal Levin, CC Manual #1, “  My Journey to Me”
2.       Phyllis Kombol, Storytelling Manual #1, “How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears”
3.       Joyce Preston, CC Speech #3, “ Evaluating is as easy as 3.2.1”

Prepared Speech Winner:  Phyllis Kombol
Richard was the General Evaluator, Karen evaluated Hal, Bill evaluated Phyllis and Shyam evaluated Joyce.

Best Evaluator:  Shyam Narayan
Ah Stick Winner:   Bill Battermann

Business Meeting
Sharon Davis and Hal Levin were inducted as new members.  Phyllis welcomed Jay Johnson and Lee Johnson back and confirmed roles for our 12/15/12 meeting.   

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