In the absence of Bloggerdave, away in Atlanta, Bloggerbabe is writing in his place. Below, you’ll find a review of today’s meeting, its speakers, table topics, a summary of the Special Event, next week’s agenda, and a very fine group picture taken by Beau Patterson.
The cooler weather must have enlivened the audience today, as members were particularly vivacious and effusive, (Paul Glick-Word of the Day.) Two guests, Fran Reed and John Ward attended, both prompted by the Packet’s press release promoting last week’s Humorous Speech Contest. We hope to see you back at FastTrackers!
President Rosemary Staples opened the meeting and presented a Chief Chief Judge award to David Pautler for his many years serving as a contest judge and for training new members. Next, Toastmaster Sharon Fisher briefed us on the history of Labor Day, while Table Topics Madame, Allison Meeks, gave us more words on which to ponder — Inspiration, Prosperity and Eternity. Appropriately, Angel Flewelling’s word Eternity, and her comments about being a foster mother, won her the day’s blue ribbon.
Moving on to the prepared speaking portion, Kathy Diello taught a few tips about navigating through toastmastershhi.com and club online. Second speaker, Chief Brad Tadlock explained how the fire station navigates its own trucks, ambulances, and procedures to deliver a quality service to Hilton Head islanders. Brad Tadlock won Best Speaker and Rex Gale won Best Evaluator for his comments on Brad’s talk.
Special Award Ceremony – Recent Past President, Elizabeth Millen, thanked members today in an inspirational ceremony for their part in helping FastTrackers earn the President’s Distinguished Award for 2014. All the names and achievements are presented at the end of this post along with a very fine picture of all, an unusual feat for photographers. Good job, Beau and thanks to ALL FastTrackers, for your support – it’s YOU that has kept FastTrackers strong and healthy since 1988!
P.S. Have you noticed the metal name plates were bad, bent or broken? Well, that problem is no longer. Secretary Kathy Diello presented new acrylic plates for all members at the meeting’s end. Now each of you have your very own, bright and shiny name plate, complete with your award level. As your level changes, you can contact Kathy, and she will prepare a new insert for your plate.
A special congratulations goes out to those who participated in the Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, and to Tom Drago, Contest Master, aka, the Host with the Most. Winners will compete in the Area 15 Contest, Saturday, September 6, 9:30 am, at the Palmetto Electric Building in Hardeeville. Come out to give a supporting hand to Rex Gale, Charlie McOuat and David Premo next weekend.
September 5, 2014 – Check out next week’s roles, then keep scrolling to see awards and pictures!
See you next week — Rosemary Staples, President FastTrackers
||Anne Cyran, ATM-S, CL
||Rosemary Staples, ATM-S, AL
||Kathy Diello, ATM-S, AL
||Paul Glick, ATM-S, CL
|Johnny On The Spot
||Alison Meeks, CTM
||Elizabeth Millen, ATM-S
2o13-14; New members and members who completed CC, CL and AL manuals:
Left to right, Daisy White, Dee Ouellette, Sharon Fisher, Angel Flewelling, Brad Tadlock, Maureen Korzik, Elizabeth Millen, Rosemary Staples, Rex Gale, Tom Drago, Janet Turley, John Turley