Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 3, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Cromwell Community Toastmasters: Club 5908

Meeting Minutes for 8/03/2010

Participants : Louis Nizet, Cheryl Mason, Phillip Mason, Tom Alvord, Bill Sullivan, Praveen Nair, Joseph Lenart, Ethel Peltz, Amee Parikh, Robert Schaff, Udaya Neelam

Guests : Todd Bower

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster : Amee Parikh

Word Master : Amee Parikh

Timer : Philip Mason

Grammarian : Louis Nizet

Ah Counter : Tom Alvord

Table Topics Master : Bill Sullivan

Speaker 1 : Robert Schaff

Speaker 2 : Udaya Neelam

Speaker 3 : Tom Alvord

Speaker 4 : Ethel Peltz

General Evaluator : Cheryl Mason

Evaluator 1 : Bill Sullivan

Evaluator 2 : Joseph Lenart

Evaluator 3 : Udaya Neelam

Evaluator 4 : Louis Nizet
Business Portion

Our club President Louis Nizet started the meeting by welcoming the club members and guests. He provided an updated on upcoming meetings

1. Party to celebrate the Cromwell Community Toastmaster Club 25th anniversary – scheduled for August 17th.

a. Speakers involved were mentioned

b. Reminder to members to encourage friends , family and colleagues to join

2. Another surprise party announcement by Louis Nizet

“Bring and Barbecue" party at my place on Saturday August 28-10, beginning at around 5pm and going on as late as participants will want. We'll have hot coal, from real wood, ready to cook the food from about 6pm onward. All members welcome with wife, husband, children, friends and guests. Weather permitting, for those interested, we can take a short walk through the forest to the secluded "Turkey Hill" reservoir, an unspoiled nature jewel in the area. Elize and I will appreciate it if those interested will let us know by no later than August 24th, so that we can send a map and directions how to get there to all participants.”

Education Portion
Table Topics:

We had four members (Bill Sullivan(Table Topic Master), Cheryl Mason, Amee Parikh, Louis Nizet ) and guest (Todd) participate in the Table Topics session.
Prepared Speeches & Evaluations

Speaker #1

Rob has been a member of Middlesex County Toastmasters for 3 ½ years, and has recently joined Cromwell Community Toastmasters. Tonight, Rob will be speaking about the limitations of human effort, and will discuss one theory about what determines those limitations, with his speech, “The Central Governor”.
Speech Number : 1

Speech Length : 5 – 7 minutes

Manual : Competent Communicator

Objective : Your Body Speaks

Title : The Central Governor
Speaker #2

Udaya Neelam is Area C5 Governor and dual member of Cromwell & Wallingford Eagle Club.During this meeting, Udaya will deliver an icebreaker speech to introduce himself to the Cromwell Community Toastmasters.
Speech Number : 1

Speech Length : 4 – 6 minutes

Manual : Competent Communicator

Objective : Ice breaker

Title : I and Toastmasters
Speaker #3

Tom has achieved two Competent Communicator awards and is now working toward his Advanced Communicator Bronze award. He will be completing project # 5 of the advanced manual: Interpretive Reading. His job during the allotted 8-10 minutes is to present a famous speech in a way that conveys the original speaker's meaning and emotions.
Speech Number : 5

Speech Length : 8 – 10 minutes

Manual : Interpretive Reading

Objective : present a famous speech

Title : Never Give Up!
Speaker #4

Ethel is a newer member of the club and a resident at Cromwell. She is working on her Competent communicator manual completion

Speech Number : 2

Speech Length : 5 – 7 minutes

Manual : Competent Communicator

Objective :

Title : The Glory of Richmond

Evaluations :

Bill Sullivan, Joe Lenart, Udaya Neelam, Louis Nizet provided a very thoughtful and positive evaluation of the variety presented in the evenings speeches, as was required for each speaker.

General Evaluation :

Cheryl Mason provided a comprehensive evaluation of the proceedings of the meeting and supported to the timer, ah – counter and grammarian reports.

Conclusion :

The president concluded the meeting by thanking all the participants and guest (Todd Bower).

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