Friday, August 22, 2014

Toastmaster's Meeting August 16th, 2014

Today's meeting really defined the word "Goldminers" as we united to put the meeting together. With 8 members present and 13 roles to fill, multiple roles for a few of the members were inevitable.

Presiding Officer Matthew Charity called the meeting to order at 8:37 am. Guest Lessie Ann received a warm welcome, followed by the Thought Of The Day presenter Dana Michelle. Before introducing our Toastmaster, Sonny Tolbert, Dana gave us some words of wisdom to think about. "Sit back and relax; it's not a waste of time."

Toastmaster Sonny Tolbert announced program changes. John Shepherd defined his role as Wordmaster. Timer Eugene Preston made sure the meeting stayed on task. Matthew Charity made us laugh as Jokemaster, defined his role as Ah Bell/ Ballot Counter, and gave several members summer time topics to think about as the Table Topic Master.

Table Topic participant John Shepherd was asked to tell us what was his most memorable summer as a teenager. He told about the summer of 1964 at Crab Tree Falls. Sonny Tolbert picked Alaska as his choice for a state he would like to go to, but never been to before. His dog was Eugene Preston's answer when asked if he could spend his summer vacation with anyone in the world,who would it be with?

Because of lack of funds, stay-at-home vacationer, Dana Michelle said she would just hang out at the Great Wolf Lodge with the family. And Gerry Fenner said kids today don't have a clue as to what it was like to have fun as the baby boomers of the 60's and 70's.

Toastmaster Sonny Tolbert introduced today's speakers. Phyllis Kombol spoke from the Interpretive Reading manual, Project 4, titled, "The Play: Flowers For Algernon." Joyce Preston's speech, entitled "It's Time," was about menopausal women should have their very own driving lane. John Shepherd, General Evaluator, introduced Gerry Fenner to evaluate  Phyllis Kombol's speech and Dana Michelle to evaluate Joyce Preston's speech.

John Shepherd continued to give his grammarian report, as well as his overall evaluation of the meeting. Control of the meeting was given back to Presiding Officer, Matthew Charity, who invited guest to comment on the meeting, then ask for members comments and news.

Business Report: 
  • A friendly reminder to start and end meetings on time and welcome comments from visitors.
  • Member Phyllis Kombol will send out emails with information about a program to test multiple videotaping of evaluations.
  • Dana Michelle will be Chair Person and Eugene Preston will be Contest Master for upcoming  Club Contest to be held in September. 
  • Agenda roles reviewed for next week's meeting.
  • Ah Bell/Ballot Counter Matthew Charity presented the awards.
Best Table Topic went to Gerry Fenner. Best Prepared Speaker: Phyllis Kombol. Best Evaluator: Dana Michelle, and the Ah stick went to Joyce Preston.  Meeting adjourned at 10:00am.

1 comment:

  1. You baby boomers are the most selfish generation to ever exist. You destroyed your own children's and grandchildren's future with your short-sighted selfishness and immaturity. And then you expect them to pay for your retirement????

    Can you baby boomers just hurry up and drop dead, please?