Wednesday, March 01, 2006

RITM Meeting of 2-27-2006

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Meeting minutes from 2/27/06

Fellow Toastmasters,

An energetic group of Toastmasters braved the chilly outdoors to meet in the Rivercross Community Room at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, February 27, 2006. Club President Jim Luce called the meeting to order and Janet Schoene did an admirable job as Toastmaster for the evening. Thomas Morf lead the Table Topics session, which centered on the theme of Real Estate, with Arlene, Anna, Marlene, Sue, and myself (Woody) speaking on the subject. Silvia was Word Master for the evening and chose the word "anthropomorphus." Maria Tam presented Speech #1 (Icebreaker) with the title "Dilemma," so we got to know a bit more about her background and her aspirations. I think she has great potential as a public speaker in English, a second language for her, so we were pleased to welcome her into the Roosevelt Island Toastmasters Club. I (Woody) completed Speech #6 (Vocal Variety) with the title "Sometimes We Remember Things," but perhaps my title should have been "Sometimes We Forget Things." Sue evaluated Maria and praised her for the hours of preparation she devoted to her speech. Arlene evaluated my speech, which did differ somewhat from my written text, so I accepted her praise along with her valuable suggestions. Al Short was General Evaluator, the first time he has served in that capacity, and he did an excellent job of it. Doris Chernik, our Vice president for Education, spoke at length (10-15) from the Successful Series on Toastmaster Roles, which was informative and also inspirational. The only business on the agenda was speaking with new members and reminding current members about dues. The meeting was adjourned before 10:00 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Woody Deas


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