President Rosemary Staples called the meeting to order and elicited some comments from Paul Glick about his recent address to the State Insurance Planning Commission concerning the coming effects of the Affordable Care Act.
Rosemary then introduced the Toastmaster of the Day Maureen Korzik.
There’s no way around it; Wordmaster Angel Flewelling challenged members to incorporate circumvent into their diction for the day.
David Premo posed the morning’s Table Topics questions. Cindy Foster responded describing her role as a mother being preparation for her current status as a grandmother. John Wigington told of how one of his senior executives recently announced that he “owed it all to Toastmasters International.” John Turley delineated the features and activities that make a day a “perfect 10” for him.
In the planned speeches, Kathy Diello, explained the differences between a motivator and a nag. The key to success is carefully matching key motivators with each person’s personality type. Jolyn Deboer, took us on a whirlwind tour covering some 50,000 miles in one month. While living out of a suitcase, Jolyn dealt with business, a family death, and a sick daughter/travelling companion. Jane Jude then demonstrated a “hands free” application of PowerPoint in her speech “Don’t Lean on Your Lamppost.” She took an idea from the July 2014 issue of Toastmaster magazine and waltzed through a speech keeping in perfect step with 20 slides which changed at exactly 20-second intervals.
“Best” ribbons of the day went to John Turley and Jane Jude, along with Tom Drago for his evaluation of Kathy’s speech.
Forget the comedy club, on Friday, August 22, FastTracker Toastmasters will hold its annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest.
Dinner will begin at 6, in the Community Room of Palmetto Electric on Matthews Drive. The contest, and ensuing laughter, will follow promptly at 7pm. Dave Pautler will be Chief Judge; Tom Drago is making the arrangements and will serve as Contest Master for the event. Winners will advance to the Area 15 Contest on September 6.
|Roles For July 25 Meeting||Members Signed Up|
|ToastMaster||Anne Cyran, ATM-S, CL|
|Ah Counter||Paul Glick, ATM-S, CL|
|Grammarian||John R Wigington|
|Vote Counter||Elizabeth Millen, ATM-S|
|TableTopicsMaster||Cindy Petitt, CTM|
|Speaker #1||Tom Drago|
|Speaker #2||Rex Gale|
|Speaker #3||Rex Gale|
|Johnny On The Spot||Charlie McOuat, ATM-S|
|General Evaluator||Alison Meeks, CTM|
|Evaluator #1||Chris Cassidy, CTM|
|Evaluator #2||Janet Turley|
|Evaluator #3||Janet Turley|