Meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and concluded at 7:00 p.m.
Members: Tom Alvord, Robert Dalo, Akshay Dhote, Charlie Hubert, Joe Lenart, Cheryl Mason, Phil Mason, Louis Nizet Murugan Pachaiyappan, Mary Talbot, Heather Turner
Guest: Mano (2nd meeting)
Louis Nizet, Cromwell Club President, thanked everyone for the team effort that resulted in Cromwell achieving President’s Distinguished status this year!
Tom Alvord mentioned the upcoming District 53 Club Officer TLI Training events. The Manchester based TLI is this Saturday, June 25. All members are welcome to attend in addition to club officers. For more info: http://www.district53toastmasters.org/
Cheryl Mason presented Heather Turner with a District 53 Award for completing 5 CC Speeches! Heather received a letter and 1/2 CC Certificate signed by Lt. Gov. Education & Training, Richard Peck.
Toastmaster: Joe Lenart
Invocator: Louis Nizet
Word Master: Mary Talbot
TRANQUILITY – calmness, peacefulness, quiet
Table Topics Master: Cheryl Mason
Theme: Reader’s Digest Magazine Topics
Participants: Rob Dalo, Mano, Akshay Dhote, Charlie Hubert, Louis Nizet
Speaker 1: Heather Turner, CC Speech # 7 Research Your Topic
Tin Foil, History and Uses Over the Years
Speaker 2: Tom Alvord, CC Speech # 8 Get Comfortable With Visual Aids
Even You Can Learn to Read Music
Speaker 3: Mary Talbot, CC Speech # 2 Organize Your Speech
Speaker 4: Tom Alvord, Successful Club Series Module
Evaluate to Motivate
General Evaluator: Murugan Pachaiyappan
Evaluator 1: Rob Dalo
Evaluator 2: Phil Mason
Evaluator 3: Cheryl Mason
Evaluator 4: Cheryl Mason (written evaluation only)
Timer: Akshay Dhote
Ah Counter: Charlie Hubert
Grammarian: Rob Dalo
· A number of “first-times” at tonight’s meeting! Congratulations to all:
Rob- first time giving a speech evaluation
Phil – first time giving a speech evaluation
Akshay – first time serving as timer
Murugan – first time serving as General Evaluation
· Tom completed TWO educational awards tonight: CC Competent Communicator & ALB Advanced Leader Bronze. Tom completed an ACB in April which means he has earned a TRIPLE CROWN award (recognition by Toastmasters International for achieving 3 educational awards in one year)! Congratulations. Tom!
· With Tom’s additional CC achievement tonight, Cromwell has earned the 9th Distinguished Club Program DCP point which achieves President’s Distinguished designation from Toastmasters International for the Cromwell Club! Congratulations to all!