Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cromwell Community Toastmasters
Club 5908 ~ District 53
 August 6, 2013

“Go Big or Go Home”

Attendees:   12 members attended:, Tom Alvord ACB, ALB, Bo Bogart, Linda Campbell,  Robert Dalo,  Elizabeth Landeen, Cheryl Mason DTM, Phil Mason CC, Sheetal Patel, Hollie Rose,  Crystal Storo, William Sullivan ACB,ALB,  and Carolyn Warner

Guests:  Jerry Aiyathurai, Joe Markim, Mollie Seely, Andrew Watt and Evan Glenn

Business Meeting:
The meeting was called to order on time by Phil Mason CC. President, Crystal Storo thanked us all for coming and Elizabeth Landeen passed around a sign up sheet for the Fall Speech Contest to be held Sept. 17th.

 Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster:  Tom Alvord ACB,ALB

Invocation:  Sheetal Patel inspired us with thoughts from Mark Twain.  She spoke of how we are more disappointed by what we don’t do than by what we do and told us the best way to cheer ourselves is to cheer others.

Word Master:  Linda Campbell
Word - of - the - Day: malapropism – noun:  the humorous misuse of a word by confusing it with a similar sounding word

Table Topics Master:  Elizabeth Landeen
Theme: Her recent road trip inspired a travel theme.
 Bill Sullivan answered the first question letting us know he thought the ultimate road trip vehicle might be a VW Bus or a Harley Davidson.  Rob Dalo told us that his family plays name that tune, which is lots of fun in the beginning but the constant changing of the radio channel gets annoying.  Phil shared that he and Cheryl had gone to New Orleans and the food, entertainment and bars there were great.  We heard that if Carolyn Warner was on a trip she would miss sleeping in her own bed and would miss her little dog Joy. Last, but not least, Mollie’s dream trip would be off the beaten path – she has no place in particular in mind but feels she’s on a quest.

Prepared Speeches:

Speaker # 1:  Hollie Rose
Manual/Project: Competent Communicator/Project   8
          (Completing Hollie’s Competent Communication Manual.)            CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Title: A Brief History of the Highway
 Speaker # 2:  Sheetal Patel
Manual/Project: Competent Communicator/Project 4
Title:  Caste System in India

Speaker # 3:  Bo Bogart
Manual/Project: Competent Communicator/Project 3
Title:  Two Ears, One Mouth

Speaker # 4:   Jerry Aiyathurai
Manual/Project: Practice for upcoming International Contest
Title:  Unspoken
          GOOD LUCK!!!

General Evaluator: Cheryl Mason DTM

Evaluator # 1: Bo Bogart

Evaluator # 2: William Sullivan, ACB, ALB

Evaluator # 3: Elizabeth Landeen

Evaluator # 4: Round Robin

Functionary Reports:

Ah Counter: Crystal Storo

Grammarian:  Carolyn Warner

Timer:  Phil Mason CC

After Cheryl’s evaluation of the meeting she specifically thanked the Timer and Toastmaster as both positions are much more demanding than they appear.

Crystal asked tonight's guests for feedback.  Mollie said it was enjoyable, Joe was surprised by all the details and many facets, Andrew had a wonderful time and Evan loves the atmosphere and positive energy.  Jerry was thankful for all the feedback on his speech.

Next meeting: August 20, 2013

Respectfully submitted by
Bo Bogart, Secretary

Posted by webmaster Hollie Rose

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