Friday, August 19, 2011

August 16th, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 5:35 p.m. and concluded at 7:00 p.m.
Members:  Tom Alvord, William Sullivan, Crystal Storo, Louis Nizet, Heather Turner, Charnaie Gordon, and Akshay Dhote.
Business Meeting
Crystal reminded the club of the set date of Tuesday, September 20th for the upcoming Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest. Crystal encouraged members to sign up for a Humorous speech or Table Topics contestant and/or sign up for a role.
Contest Roles:
Table Topics Contestants (no limit) – 1 signed up so far – speak for 1-2 minutes, after receiving a topic
Humorous Speech Contestants (no limit) – 2 signed up so far – present an original 5-7 minute speech
Contest ChairCrystal Storo – Organizes the contest, supplies, prepares the agenda, helps fill roles, briefs contestants & SAA on rules
Contest MasterCharnaie Gordon – Toastmaster for the Contest, follows a prepared agenda / script
Chief Judge (1 needed) – Ensures published rules are followed, briefs judges, counters, timers on duties, selects tiebreaking judge
Contest Judges (2-4 more needed) 3 participants signed up so far – Using pre-printed judging ballot, scores and ranks contestants, follows judges code of ethics
Timers – (1 more needed) – Charlie Hubert - Primary timer signals contestants, both timers document speech time using pre-printed time record sheet
Ballot Counters – (3 needed) Collect sealed ballots from each judge, outside of contest room, record speakers points on tally sheets
Sergeant At ArmsPhilip Mason - Helps with room setup, calls meeting to order, guides contestants in and out of the room as necessary
Table Topics MasterHeather Turner – Provide the same general topic to each contestant.  Should lead to an opinion or conclusion
Louis Nizet reminded members of the upcoming table we have set up for the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce meeting. Louis asked those who signed up to be there early to help with set up.
Meeting Roles
Toastmaster:                William Sullivan
Word Master:                Akshay Dhote
                                    APPOSITE – appropriate and relevant
Table Topics Master:   Heather Turner
                                       Participants:  Louis Nizet – Fortune Cookie
                                                         Charnaie Gordon – 1st Job Interview
                                             Akshay Dhote – Penny Year
                                                         Tom Alvord – Why did the Chicken cross the road?
                                                         Crystal Storo – What gets better with age?
Speaker 1:                    Heather Turner, Project 1 from the Humorously Speaking Manual
                                      Amo, Amas, Amat, Amamus, Amatis, Amant, EMU
Speaker 2:                    Charnaie Gordon, Project 3 from the Humorously Speaking Manual
                                      A Rite of Passage 
Speaker 3:                    Tom Alvord, CC # 2 Organize Your Speech
                                      Wrinkle Free
General Evaluator:       William Sullivan
Evaluator 1:                  Louis Nizet
Evaluator 2:                  Crystal Storo
Evaluator 3:                  Charnaie Gordon
Timer:                           Crystal Storo
Ah Counter:                  Louis Nizet
Grammarian:                Charnaie Gordon
Prepared by Crystal Storo, Club Secretary 8/18/2011

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