There will be plenty of lies at this coming week' stall tales contest, but on July 5, there was only truth. Our newly elected president, Matthew opened our meeting, and Sonny shared thoughts about the rights we enjoy as we celebrate Independence Day and how 3 of the first 5 presidents of the U.S. died on the 4th of July.
As our joke, Phyllis shared a silly bit of poetry about "one dark morning in the middle of the night..." and our Toastmaster of the Day Serena introduced roles, and noted minimal changes from our printed agenda. Our periodic visitor Jay responded to Table Topics Master Thomas' question about his most memorable July 4: the most recent one, which he spent at Village Park hearing the Charlotte Symphony. Sonny would take a hot air balloon ride over an area with many fireworks displays, and Phyllis said "never again" would she spend $500 on fireworks. Our prepared speeches were from Gerry CC#4 "How to Say it" with her "Seasons of Life," Matthew's "And the Journey Continues," and Dana's "Life is all about Choices." Evaluators, coordinated by General Evaluator Eugene, were Paul, Al, and John, respectively, while Jerry timed, Kemp counted Ah's and ballots, and Georgia listened for uses of the word of the day: ponderous.
Thomas requested dues for July 1-Sept. 30 be either given to him, or mailed to the Goldmine PO Box 902, Kannapolis, NC 28082
RSVP to Georgia about your plans to attend the annual Awards and Officer Installation Banquet at Union St. Bistro in Concord 6-9:30 July 19. The cost is $26 per person, with payments to "Goldmine Toastmasters" to be given to Thomas on or before the banquet date. Dress is "business" (so dress up a bit), and come hungry (the food will be excellent). Non-alcohol drinks are included, cash bar available.
Remember Eugene is coordinating the Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream contest at Baker's Creek Park on West A St. in Kannapolis in shelter #1. Please come help set up 8:15-8:30 so that the event can begin at 9 on July 12.