President Elizabeth Millen opened the FastTrackers meeting on Friday, March 7, with proud commendations of Angel Flewelling and Anne Cyran’s superior performance coordinating last week’s contest. Tom Drago and Helen Price won first and second place in the Table Topics portion while John Wigington and Charlie McOuat won first and second in the Speech contest. Winners will compete in the Area Club Contest on Saturday, March 15 at Palmetto Electric in Hardeeville at 9:00 am. Judges and roleplayers are needed so please contact Area Governor, Kathy Diello if you can help.
Angel Flewelling introduced her guest, Angel Ryan. So happens that Angel attended the club contest too, and apparently has no compunction about coming to two Toastmaster events within a week. Perhaps she will join and we will have two Angels in Friday FastTrackers.
Toastmaster Sharon Fisher, kicked off with the news that TODAY was the 100th anniversary of Oreo Cookies, the most popular cookie in the world, sold in over 100 countries! And, she reminded us that Sunday is Daylight Savings Time, so remember to spring the clock forward when you hit the sack Saturday night.
Chris Cassidy Table Topics Master induced Rex Gale, to talk about time spent while stuck in marathon-style highway traffic. Turns out Rex, with a Ph.D in CD’s, listens to the stories about our Founding Fathers, Albert Einstein and any other historical figure who inspires his interest. Did you know that Einstein, who blasted open the Theory of Relativity, could not qualify for a job as a mere teaching assistant? So many fascinating tidbits of trivia at Toastmasters.
We learned that Helen Price’s favorite group on the island is her fellow FastTrackers Toastmasters club. “You are the best,” she said with zest…And finally, Paul Glick described the worst job he ever had —the time he cleaned out a fully-stocked, commercial fridge that had been shut down for a month! Rex Gale won Best Table Topics.
First prepared speaker, Rosemary Staples, performed as Eliza Ann Summers, a young teacher who came to Hilton Head shortly after the Civil War. Angel Flewelling promoted Join Exchange, a non-profit group against child-abuse already in Beaufort, and she she hopes to start a Bluffton/HHI chapter . Shannon Stepehens described the ups and downs, ins and outs of running shoes, and showed us how to match shoe styles to our individual foot. Expect to see some of us Toastmasters running in the next 5K event….
Rosemary Staples won Best Speaker and Tom Drago picked up the Best Evaluator ribbon for his critique of Shannon Stephen’s speech.
Next week’s meeting roster! Check your roles..
||Members Signed Up
||Rosemary Staples, ATM-S, AL
||Jim Bremner, ATM-B
||Cindy Foster, CTM
||Helen M Price
||Paul Glick, ATM-S, CL
|Johnny On The Spot
||Beau Patterson, ATM-S
||Alison Meeks, CTM
||Chris Cassidy, CTM