President Rosemary Staples opened the meeting at 7:45 and welcomed our newest member, Diane Latteri. Diane, even though she has never attended a FastTracker meeting, jumped right in and participated in Table Topics. Welcome to FastTrackers, Diane! BTW, that makes five members who have joined since August 1, which makes FastTrackers recipients of the coveted Smedley Award Contest.
Brad Tadlock served as Toastmaster of the Day and introduced Mistress of Table Topics, Alison Meeks, who rattled off a visceral, thought-provoking queries such as: What – “breaks your back,” “weighs on your shoulders,” or gives you “out- of-body experiences?” Angel Flewelling took the Best Table Topics ribbon all the way back to Beaufort.
Anne Cyran kicked of the speaker’s line-up with her talk, Laying with Fleas, describing her battle with the itchy critters. Tom Drago urged us to find the QBC,”Question Behind the Question” when discussing “delicate issues” with others. Finally, in Fran Reed’s second speech, she shared stories in her recently published book, We Are Not the Enemy. Tom Drago won Best Speaker of the day and Janet Turley won Best Evaluator for her evaluation of Tom’s talk.
District 58 Contest – Fast Trackers contestants, Charlie McOuat and Rex Gale, will compete at the District 58 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, Saturday, October 18 in Columbia. The autumn weekend would be a wonderful time to ride up for the day, or a weekend, to support contestants!
October 24 – Don’t forget our second annual TM 102 class, to refresh, update and discuss everything you ever wanted to know about Toastmasters! (or at least what we can talk about in one hour.) Please be there and learn how to navigate through roles, speeches and manuals of our club.
October 31 is Halloween! Allison Meeks and Angel Flewelling are cooking up some special brew to celebrate Halloween….Dare to come in costume.
Also, plans for a Halloween party that night are in the makings too….Watch for emails or blog posts this week about a ghoulish bash….
Below is the schedule for the October 3 meeting. Toastmaster, please confirm 3 speakers and Table Topics Master; General Evaluator, please confirm all other roles. If you’re unable to fulfill your role, please find a substitute and notify either the TM or GE. See you next week.
||Anne Cyran, ATM-S, CL
||Alison Meeks, CTM
||Helen M Price
||John R Wigington
||Charlie McOuat, ATM-S
|Johnny On The Spot
||David Pautler, ATM-G
||Jane Jude, ATM-G, AL
||Chris Cassidy, CTM
||Cindy Foster, CTM