Friday, November 21, 2014

Meeting for November 15, 2014

Today's meeting was called to order at 8:30 am by presiding officer Matthew Charity. He welcomed guest Ken McCoy to the meeting and introduced Jerry Weikle, who gave the Thought of the day.

Toastmaster, Joyce Preston, took control of the meeting and introduced the theme: Tips to Tolerate Family. Roles were explained as follows: Jokemaster: Phyllis Kombol, Wordmaster: Gerry Fenner, Ah Bell/ Ballot Counter: Sonny Tolbert, and Timer: Janice Silver.

Table Topic Master, Sharon Semidey, gave four members and guest, Ken McCoy, cards to choose from that had great topics to respond to. Phyllis Kombol read, "Who's the best practical joker you know?" Jennifer Asaro's question was, "If one of your friends moved in, who would it be?" "What are your goals for the next five years?" was Ken McCoy's question. "Life!" was Dana Michelle's answer to the question, "What would your free advertisement be about?" Jerry Weikle then told what was the funniest story he'd ever heard.

The prepared speakers had our attention with two great speeches. Matthew Charity told how he would "Communicate A Vision" and Sam Mullis, using visual aids, explained how "Electricity Can Become Clean Energy" Al Minter evaluated Matthew Charity's speech, and John Shepherd evaluated Sam Mullis' speech.

General Evaluator, Jennifer Asaro, invited Gerry Fenner to give her report for the Word Of The Day, (facetious). Jennifer concluded the meeting with her overall evaluation of the meeting. Afterward, she gave control of the meeting back to presiding officer, Matthew Charity. Matthew invited Ken to comment on the meeting. Any news and comments from members were welcomed also.

On the business side:  
*  TLC training will be Jan 10th, 2015. 
*  Officer meeting postpone until November 22. 
*  Club's newest member, Jennifer Asaro, was officially inducted into the Goldmine Toastmasters.
*  Next week's agenda roles reviewed.

Ah Bell/ Ballot Counter, Sonny Tolbert, had the honor of presenting the Ah Stick and Communication Awards. Winners: Best Table Topics: Dana Michelle; Best Speaker: Sam Mullis; Best Evaluator: John Shepherd; and the Ah Stick went to Matthew Charity.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 am.

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