December 12 Fast Trackers
President Rosemary Staples opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. She then introduced the Toastmaster for the day, Maureen Korzik. Since the holidays are approaching, Maureen gave us some insight into the style and thinking (if any) of the 10 types of holiday shoppers.
Table Topics Master Elizabeth Millen, asked Alison Meeks to explain how the laundry detergent got the name “Tide” and what might be a better name, now some 70 years after the introduction of the first detergent that combined both surfactants and builders. Diane McMahon responding to the question “what would make you go on strike,” answered as both a feminist and a North Pole elf. Bob Jones, a returning Fast Tracker, pondered what locale would make a better national capital than Washington.
During the prepared speeches David Premo led off with a journalist’s approach to profiling the average American by assembling the statistics available to determine who, what, when, where, why and how he developed the profile of “Mary Smith.” That completed his Speaking to Inform manual. Jolyn DeBoer took to the airwaves for a TV interview conducted by Beau Patterson, host of the TV show Please Rise. She fielded his questions about why tennis is such a fast-growing sport. David Paulter, prepping Fast Trackers for the new year, shared eminently practical steps to ensure we can make the coming year, “The Best Year Yet.”
Diane McMahon won best Table Topic; David Premo garnered Best Speaker honors, and Ann Cyran took the best evaluator ribbon for her review of David Premo’s speech.
New Members and New Web Feature
Welcome new Fast Trackers Marilyn Hayes and Nick Nickels; returning Toastmaster Kore Willbur and returning Fast Tracker Bob Jones. We look forward to getting to know you all.
If You Have Not Seen It Yet, Check the New Section on Our Web Site
Speaking About Speaking—A weekly selection of items for and about public speaking. Look at the link in the back bar at the top of each page, just below the Toastmasters logo. There you will find the links to all the new—and old—features of our web site. The page will be updated weekly; you will get an email notification.
Fast Tracker Holiday Party December 20
Hosted by Rex and Susan Gale
Roles for December 19 Meeting
|WordMaster||Helen M Price|
|Ah Counter||Chris Cassidy, CTM|
|Grammarian||Helen M Price|
|Vote Counter||Daisy White|
|Timer||Paul Glick, ATM-S, CL|
|Speaker #1||Beau Patterson, ATM-S|
|Speaker #2||Alison Meeks, CTM|
|Speaker #3||Fran Reed|
|Johnny On The Spot||Rex Gale|
|General Evaluator||David Premo, CTM|
|Evaluator #1||Elizabeth Millen, ATM-S|
|Evaluator #2||Shannon Stephens|
|Evaluator #3||John R Wigington|