Friday, January 26, 2007

Meeting Minutes for 1-22-2007

Greetings Fellow Toastmasters,

The Roosevelt Island Toastmasters Potluck Dinner Party Meeting of January 22,2007 was a complete success, thanks to the leadership of Sue Brown, the hard work of the Dinner Committee, and the generous contributions of club members. A Special thanks to Simi for the bottled water, and Bart and Malcolm, and Arlene and Doris and Sue, all the folks who helped with preparing the Rivercross Community Room for the event. The tables were gorgeous and the ambience (candle-light) was especially warm and welcoming. Malcolm, who served as Toastmaster extraordinaire for the evening, did a splendid job of leading a round of impromptu Table Topics-Styled speeches around the general theme of the Ideal Club, which was a featured article in the January 2007 issue of Toastmaster Magazine. However, the primary business of this meeting of thirty or so members and guests was food, so each member and guest present was invited to comment on the dinner item, ethnic dish, desert, condiment, beverage, or special treat they brought with them to the meeting. Our club is among the oldest and most ethnically diverse in District 46, and the variety of food items and beverages one could find on the attractively arranged tables certainly reflected that diversity. A quote by founding member, Bernie Silverman, expressed the spirit of the occasion best- Roosevelt Island Toastmasters Embrace The Joy Of Community, The Gift of Diversity, And The Vision of Harmony. We were entertained with song and the intriguing sounds of Africa, and a folk music performance by the very talented club member Damon LaScot and his wife highlighted an exciting evening of food, friends, and fun. Our club was also honored by a visit from Division E Governor, Letitea Archer, and Area 51 Governor, Regina Pawlik. One final note, Club Officer training that was scheduled for January has been rescheduled for sometime in February. I’m sure Doris will inform us of the new date soon. The next regular club meeting will be in the Rivercross Community Room on February 12, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Submitted Respectfully,

Woody Deas, Secretary



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