Meeting Minutes for October 27, 2008
Welcome Roosevelt Island Toastmasters,
The meeting of October 27, 2008 was called to order at 8:05 PM by Club
President Deborah Drucker, who also officiated as the Toastmaster for the
evening. Table Topics Master was Elena, and Janet served as General
Evaluator. As Word Master, Bella challenged everyone to use the word
"alacrity" in our comments and speeches during the meeting. Sue volunteered
to serve as Ah Counter, and Jill acted as official Timer for the evening.
Malcolm, the Club Sergeant at Arms, is currently out of town, but Doris and
Anna prepared the Rivercross Community Room meeting space to host the
meeting, with Arlene present to assist as well.
The Table Topics session was centered around the general theme of Halloween,
and the mix of Table Topics speakers from different parts of the world
informed the audience that this Fall "trick or treat" tradition in the
United States is not universally celebrated in all of the world's cultures.
Arlene, Sue, a guest from Israel, Anna, Mukhles, Jill, Doris, and Annie
participated. Two scheduled speeches, an Ice Breaker by Naomi, and Speech #6
(Vocal variety) by Dona, completed the core activities of the meeting. They
were evaluated respectively by Deborah and myself (Woody), followed by a
general evaluation ably completed by Janet. After a brief business meeting,
the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.
Woody Deas, Secretary