Monday, June 24, 2013

Inspiring Wellness at Goldmine, June 15, 2013

Goldminers heard the benefits of exercise, meditation and eating right expressed in the day’s theme, Table Topics and prepared speeches. Cynthia Randolph, the Toastmaster of the Day, high stepped and stretched as she approached the lectern and shared that people who exercise as little as 15 minutes a day have a 14 percent lower mortality risk than people who don’t exercise at all.   In an attempt to cajole those who were not excited about the theme, Cynthia relayed other benefits of exercise; Working out boosts blood flow to the brain, improves mental abilities and helps you sleep better.  

Sam joked that if we exercise more, and eat less, we get rid of the keg!  (He motioned to his belly :))
Steve encouraged Goldminers to exercise their noggins by answering the following questions: 

Table Topic
“Pull ups, sit ups or squats; of the three, which is your favorite?”
Sit ups because I can sit down. 
“Why don’t marathon runners smile during a race?”
I don’t agree that marathon runners don’t smile.  It’s just that their smile is a wave or thumbs up when you hand them the water cup just right.   
“What was your favorite exercise as a child?
Children don’t necessarily exercise, they play activities.  My favorite exercise was boxing.

 Cynthia then introduced the following individuals who delivered prepared speeches:

·        Phyllis  “Find this Precious Commodity”  (CC Manual, Project #9)  - Silence is a precious commodity in our world.  This speech focused on the benefits of meditation and silence.
·        Gerry    “Just Think About It” (CC Manual, Project #2) – Our will to live has to be greater than foolishness to die!  - This speech focused on making the right food choices (eating right) and the consequences of not eating right. 

Goldminers were inspired to make changes in their lives that can lead to physical, mental and emotional wellness.
Hal, our General Evaluator, called on the following individuals to complete evaluations:

·         Shyam  evaluated Phyllis
·         Al evaluated Gerry

Best Table Topics Speaker:  Jessica
Best Prepared Speaker:  Gerry
Best Evaluator:  Shyam
Ah Stick:  Al

Business Meeting (led by Phyllis Kombol):

·         New/Reinstated Member Inductions:   Congratulations Gerry Fenner and Kathy Kombol!
·         CL/CC Award Recognition:  Way to go Cynthia Randolph!
·          Tall Tales & Homemade Ice Cream Contest will be held July 13th.  Sign up today!

The meeting ended at 10:06 am.

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