Saturday, February 17, 2007

Meeting Minutes for 2-12-2007

Greetings Fellow Toastmasters,

Vice President Education, Doris Chernik, called the meeting of February 12 to order at 8:00 PM with me, Woody Deas, presiding as Toastmaster. Anna Falth was Word Master and challenged us to use the word -pellucid- in our presentations. Elena led a unique and interesting Table Topics session that featured a grab bag full of various items. The speaker she called upon would then reach in and pick an item at random, and that item would be the topic of their talk. Jim pulled out a duck and recalled childhood books and a duck trail at the Boston Commons. Anna D pulled out a velvet heart, Doris grabbed hold of a crystal covered mini-chest, Marlene spoke interestingly as she demonstrated the unusual statue-shaped pen she pulled from the grab bag. Malcolm talked about the Cinderella he fished out of the bag, and a guest from Haiti that accompanied Jim, accepted the challenge to speak and recalled a gift he had recieved from his dad after he pulled a watch from the grab bag. Jim also served as General Evaluator and used the Toastmasters sandwich method with discernment to offer criticism and helpful advice to me and the evaluators - Sue, Marlene, Anna, Malcolm, and Doris. Kim Taylor presented her Icebreaker -What I learned From All My Jobs- and took Best Speaker honors with a marvelous presentation that was both interesting and humorous. Melissa presented an informative Speech #2- The 3 Things You Shouldn't Miss on Your Next Trip To Portugal. Anna Alba presented Speech #3- Lasanga 101, and Branko presented Speech #3 - Croatia- My Homeland. Anna D completed a Special Project that consisted of serving in three different roles, as Ah counter, as an evaluator, and she participated as a Table Topics speaker. Malcolm took Best Evaluator honors and Jim was Best Table Topics speaker. After a brief business session, Doris adjourned the meeting at around 9:45 PM.
The next regular meeting is on February 26 at Rivercross Community Room.

Submitted Respectfully,

Woody Deas, Secretary



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