Monday, October 21, 2013

October 19th Meeting

October 19, 2013 Meeting

Goldmine Meeting --- Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Our Toastmaster Sonny Tolbert declared this week's theme "Whatever Here at Goldmine".
Our Presiding Officer Serena Edwards called the meeting to order and Karen Boothe presented the Thought of the Day.  Our Toastmaster (TMOD), Sonny Tolbert announced the program changes, then Mike Hall gave the joke.  The Grammarian was Georgia Carlton, the Timer was Gerry Fenner, and our Ah Bell/Ballot Counter was Jay Johnson.
Eugene Preston gave our Table Topics, with creative questions making our participants really think about the creative moments of our lives.

  • Georgia Carlton told everyone at Goldmine about the strangest fads she has followed.  It ranged from favorite colors to strange pants.  
  • Serena Edwards gave her table topic on distractions.  
  • Jessica Keys told us all what creativity means to her.  
  • Our Guest this week, Genn, was willing to participate with us for her first time at Toastmasters.  She gave her table topic on the most interesting thing she has done with her left hand.
The Speakers were:
  • Joyce Preston, who prepared her speech on Evaluation Contest introductions.  Her speech was well executed, and was 6-8 minutes long.
  • Sam Mullis named his speech "16 Tons" after the song by Tennessee Ernie Ford.  He spoke about hard work, coal miners, and child labor, and how the ballad spoke to his soul and culture.
  • Jessica Keys gave her speech about the importance of irresponsibility in our lives.  This fun speech guided us through the 3 main reasons it matters, and gave us all passes at the end to take a moment of irresponsibility some time.
Thomas Kombol served as our General Evaluator, and introduced our evaluators.  Serena Edwards evaluated Joyce Preston.  Dale Wagstaff evaluated Sam Mullis, and John Shepherd evaluated Jessica Keys.  
All evaluators and prepared speakers qualified on time.  

Best Speaker:  Sam Mullis
Best Table Topics Speaker:  Jessica Keys
Best Evaluator:  Dale Wagstaff
"Ah" Stick:  Serena Edwards

Order of Business:

The District 37 Fall Conference will be held this coming weekend in Cary North Carolina.  Registration will be staffed and ready at 3:00 PM on Friday October 25 where you can check in and receive conference materials. The opening ceremony will begin at 5:00 PM.  The conference will run from October 25-27th 

    Monday, October 14, 2013

    Short and Sweet Meeting

    Since we were trying to support our fellow Goldminers in their Division B Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, we purposed an abridged meeting.  Serena did triple duty by being our Presiding Officer, Toastmaster, and Grammarian.  Ray Atkinson agreed to be our General Evaluator, John agreed to Evaluate Phyllis's speech and Phyllis agreed to be Jokemaster in addition to giving her speech.  Cynthia served as Ah Bell/Ballot counter.  Our guest from Florida, Jay Johnson graciously served as Timer. 
    Eugene Preston present our Table Topics questions.
    Sharon went through a vortex that sent her to Hawaii where she diverted the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Serena was on a scuba diving adventure and found the lost treasure of Atlantis.
    Cynthia won the Powerball lottery and gave the money away after she paid off her bills.

    Jay advised that everyone qualified for voting in Toastmasters.

    Phyllis proceeded to give her speech, "Bella's Encore" in which she satisfied the first project in her Interpretive Reading from the Advanced Communicator Manual.  This is a story about a girl who had selective mutism due to social anxiety and how Isabelle "Bella" Rose, a pet therapy dog, helped her to speak again.  This story was told in the narrative of the dog's owner, Jane.

    We took a 5 minute recess so evaluations can be prepared.

    Upon our return, Ray called John to give his evaluation of Phyllis.  John used the word of the day when he was providing feedback. 
    Cynthia reiterated that we made it work together.  She also stated that we need everyone to sign the release if they want their speech videotaped.
    Phyllis reminded everyone that it is time for the club to build a basket for the conference.  She will send an e-mail to the club with further details.
    Sharon asked for bloggers and invited Ray and Eugene to blog about the Hiking Adventure.
    John advised that he is working on a Roast to honor our long time member, Richard.  He stated that Richard is available November 2nd and 9th.
    Cynthia awarded the Best Table Topic Speech to Serena and the Ah Stick to Ray.  Meeting adjourned at 9:23 am. 
    Meeting was called back to order to induct Eugene as a member to our club.
    Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 am.

    Saturday, October 5, 2013

    October 5, 2013 Meeting

    Goldmine Meeting --- Saturday, October 5, 2013

    Todays theme was Columbus Day here at Goldmine!  
    This morning out Presiding Officer Serena Edwards called the meeting to order and Kathy Kombol presented the Thought of the Day.  Our Toastmaster (TMOD), Sharon Davis announced the program changes, then Phyllis gave the joke.  The Grammarian was John Shepherd, the Timer was Sonny Tolbert, and our Ah Bell/Ballot Counter was Gerry Fenner.
    Georgia Carlton gave our Table Topics, with questions relating to the Columbus Day theme.
    • Kathy Kombol talked about what holiday she would create and what would it be celebrating.  Halloween in the summer of course!  
    • Thomas Kombol told us what he would do if he could turn back time and discover any land before it was taken and what he would do with that land.
    • John Shepherd told us what he would name his boats if he were King Ferdinand sending his ships from Spain.
    • Phyllis Kombol wrapped up the Toastmaster segment of our meeting with What Columbus Day meant to her.  
    The speakers for today were:
    • Matthew Charity, He gave his Project 3 Speech, Sell the Product.  He convinced us that US Postal service was the way to go when deciding between its competitor, Private Postal service.  
    • Dale Wagstaff did an interview with Ray and Sonny today, talking about their journey "Down the Decent" on their hike to Linville Gorge this past weekend.   

    Karen Boothe served as our General Evaluator today, and introduced our evaluators.  Ray evaluated Matthew Charity, and Serena Edwards evaluated Dale Wagstaff.  
    Matthew unfortunately disqualified, speaking for 8 minutes and 35 seconds on an 8 minute long speech.  All evaluators qualified on time.  

    Best Speaker:  Dale
    Best Table Topics Speaker:  Phyllis
    Best Evaluator:  Serena
    "Ah" Stick:  Matthew

    Order of Business:
    1. Next Week's Contest:  The meeting will be ending early next week by no later than 10:00 AM.  Those that are attending the Division B contest will need to depart.
    2.  We need BLOGGERS, like me.  :)  We would love to get some more involvement.  We can all run this blog together, and have a really great time!
    3. Dale announced today that he is trying to plan a fishing trip this October.  The date is TBA, but the details will be with us soon.  
    4.  We inducted a new member today, Ray Atkinson!  We will have another induction ceremony in the near future for Eugene Preston and Natashia Stewart.
    The meeting ended at 10:05 today, and was followed by an officer meeting.