Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cromwell Community Toastmasters Meeting Minutes 10/2/12

Cromwell Community Toastmasters
Club 5908 ~ District 53
October 2, 2012
Members: Twelve members attended: Tom Alvord, Amy Ansah, Linda Campbell, Rob Dalo, Charlie Hubert, Cheryl Mason, Phil Mason, Louis Nizet, Donald Ostertag, Sharon Roth, William Sullivan, Heather Turner
Guests: Karen Brenton, Cassie and her daughter 'M&M'
Business Meeting: Rob welcomed us to another great meeting, noting that although it rained all day, the skies magically cleared for our Toastmasters meeting. Rob also welcomed our first guest of the evening. He thanked Amy and Tom for assisting with the agenda and getting the roles filled.
Meeting Roles:
Sergeant at Arms: Charlie Hubert
Toastmaster: Amy Ansah CC Theme: Just Do It!
Invocation: Tom Alvord Asked the spirit, energy, or whomever we pray to to
infuse our hearts to support each other in learning communication and leadership skills.
Word Master: Linda Campbell Word-of-the-Day: Feckless - Adjective - Meaning: ineffective, careless, irresponsible
Table Topics Master: Heather Turner ACB
Theme: Dear Abby questions in another dimension
Linda: Boyfriend's spell is wearing off
Louis: Computer to take over the world
Cheryl: Husband growing a mullet
Donald: Fun suggestions to get fired
Charlie: How to get makeup in alternative universe
Karen: Creative ways to get rid of tailgaters
Speaker # 1: Phil Mason CC
Manual: STORYTELLING: The Moral of the Story
Project: #3 The Moral of the Story (4-6 min.)
Title: What was I Thinking
Speaker # 2: William Sullivan ACB, ALB
Manual: PERSUASIVE SPEAKING/The Persuasive Speaker
Project: #5 (6-8 min.)
Title: DMAIC
Speaker # 3: Sharon Roth ACS, CL
Manual: SPEAKING TO INFORM/Resources for Informing
Project: #2 (5-7 min.)
Title: The Phoenix
General Evaluator: Tom Alvord ACB, ALB
Tom complimented Amy on her great job as Toastmaster of the Evening, Charlie and Rob for starting the meeting on time and Rob and others for their infectious enthusiasm. He acknowledged that we're all in this together. Tom offered the following suggestions for improvement: explain the Toastmaster's role, be sure to announce the theme ahead of time, and read each speaker's introduction. He thanked Amy for reminding members to write comments for each speaker. He further suggested the Table Topics Master read the question before calling the respondent's name.
Evaluator # 1: Heather Turner ACB
Evaluator # 2: Rob Dalo
Evaluator # 3: Charles Hubert
Grammarian: Cheryl Mason DTM
Ah Counter: Donald Ostertag
Timer: Charlie Hubert
At the close of the meeting Rob announced that the Area 34 Humorous Speech Contest will be held on October 10th at Northeast Utilities beginning at 6:30 pm and informed us that Crystal will be sending out information. Sharon, Bill, and Heather supplied additional information at the meeting. Rob asked our guests for their comments and thanked them for coming. Lastly, Rob turned the gavel over to M&M who closed the meeting with the rousing words "It was awesome!!"
Noteworthy: Amy Ansah earned her CC! Amy (Speaker), Bill and Sharon (Evaluators) will be competing in the Area Humorous Speech Contest on Oct 10th. Congratulations all!!!
Next meeting: October 16, 2012
Respectfully submitted by
Linda Campbell, Co-Secretary

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