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Friday October 6, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Fall

As summer gradually yields to the crisp embrace of autumn, the mountains transform, painting the world in hues of amber and gold, marking the enchanting transition of seasons into fall. 🍂

Plunge

[Plunge]

To Dive or Jump Suddenly: This definition refers to the act of quickly moving downward, often into water. For example, someone might “plunge” into a pool or “plunge” off a diving board.

To Engage Bravely or Boldly: In a figurative sense, “plunge” can mean to undertake something daring or risky with determination and courage. For example, someone might “plunge” into a new business venture.

Toastmaster of the Day Emily Lamoreaux
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Speaker 1 Open
Speaker 2 Bob Fonarow, DTM
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Janine Donald
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Emily Lamoreaux
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Max Rohr
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Karen J. Bradakis
Speech Evaluator 2 Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Samuel G. Forlenza
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Samuel G. Forlenza
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Sarra Idehen, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Matthew Bainsmith
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on October 2, 2023

Friday October 13, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Superstitions

Word of the Month

PLUNGE verb; 1) To Dive or Jump Suddenly:  The act of quickly moving downward, often into water. He “plunged” from the diving board into the pool.2) To Engage Bravely or Boldly: In a figurative sense, “plunge” can mean to undertake something daring or risky with determination & courage, as someone might “plunge” into a new business venture.

 

Toastmaster of the Day Dagney Strossner
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Sarra Idehen, DTM
Speaker 1 Harrison M. Holland
Speaker 2 Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Sarra Idehen, DTM
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Dagney Strossner
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Karen J. Bradakis
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Karen J. Bradakis
Speech Evaluator 2 Janine Donald
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Emily Lamoreaux
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Don Que Collard, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Janine Donald
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on October 12, 2023

Friday October 20, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Who are you?

Word of the Month

Plunge

[Plunge]

To Dive or Jump Suddenly: This definition refers to the act of quickly moving downward, often into water. For example, someone might “plunge” into a pool or “plunge” off a diving board.

To Engage Bravely or Boldly: In a figurative sense, “plunge” can mean to undertake something daring or risky with determination and courage. For example, someone might “plunge” into a new business venture.

 

Toastmaster of the Day Don Que Collard, DTM
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Sarra Idehen, DTM
Speaker 1 Janine Donald
Speaker 2 Felecia Maxfield-Barrett
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Bob Fonarow, DTM
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Emily Lamoreaux
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Wanda J. Hatton, DTM
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Karen J. Bradakis
Speech Evaluator 2 Matthew Bainsmith
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Wanda J. Hatton, DTM
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Valdirene Thomas
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Sarra Idehen, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Matthew Bainsmith
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on October 12, 2023

Friday October 27, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Fall Social!

12:00 – 12:01 Sgt at Arms

12:01 – 12:03 Toastmaster Introduces “Get to Know Eachother” Exercise

12:03 – 12:08 Give prompts & Break into Interview Pairs

12:08 – 12:15 Interviews

12:15 – 12:40 Share with the Group

12:40 – 1:00 Snacks and Social

Toastmaster of the Day Matthew Bainsmith
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Timer Don Que Collard, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on October 12, 2023

Friday November 3, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

percolate (verb)

1: (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance: “the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals”

 
2: (of information or an idea or feeling) spread gradually through an area or group of people: “this issue has percolated into the public consciousness”
 
 

Word of the Month

percolate (verb)

1: (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance: “the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals”

 
2: (of information or an idea or feeling) spread gradually through an area or group of people: “this issue has percolated into the public consciousness”
 
 
Toastmaster of the Day Don Que Collard, DTM
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Matthew Bainsmith
Speaker 1 Vijay Chinnasamy
Speaker 2 Sarra Idehen, DTM
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master E. Valerie Allyse
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Emily Lamoreaux
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Luis Carreno
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Open
Speech Evaluator 2 Open
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Max Rohr
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Kam Dukenbaeva
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Open
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Luis Carreno

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on September 14, 2023

Friday November 10, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.

Self-Love

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.

Toastmaster of the Day Emily Lamoreaux
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Janine Donald
Speaker 1 Vijay Chinnasamy
Speaker 2 Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Karen J. Bradakis
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Open
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Don Que Collard, DTM
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Janine Donald
Speech Evaluator 2 Open
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Amy Kimball
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Open
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Janine Donald
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on November 7, 2023

Friday November 17, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Grateful!

Word of the Month

Percolate (verb)1: (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance: “the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals”2: (of information or an idea or feeling) spread gradually through an area or group of people: “this issue has percolated into the public consciousness”

Toastmaster of the Day Karen J. Bradakis
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Speaker 1 Amy Kimball
Speaker 2 Reid Tileston
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Max Rohr
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Kam Dukenbaeva
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Janine Donald
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Emily Lamoreaux
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Vijay Chinnasamy
Speech Evaluator 2 Open
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Lesli Shooter
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Vijay Chinnasamy
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Jonathan Hiller
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Don Que Collard, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Janine Donald
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on November 6, 2023

Friday November 24, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

NO MEETING – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Word of the Month

Toastmaster of the Day Not Available
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Not Available
Speaker 1 Not Available
Speaker 2 Not Available
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Not Available
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Not Available
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Not Available
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Not Available
Speech Evaluator 2 Not Available
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Not Available
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Not Available
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Not Available
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Not Available
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Not Available
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Not Available
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on November 8, 2023

Friday December 1, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Airplanes – Past, Present and Future

Word of the Month

Convivial (adjective): relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company.

Toastmaster of the Day Vijay Chinnasamy
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Janine Donald
Speaker 1 Luis Carreno
Speaker 2 Janine Donald
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Leland Neil
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Karen J. Bradakis
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Matthew Bainsmith
Speech Evaluator 2 Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Ben Lear
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Max Rohr
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Emily Lamoreaux
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Brendee Weston
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Open
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on September 14, 2023

Friday December 8, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 

Theme

Children’s Books

Word of the Month

Convivial
/kənˈvivēəl/
adjective
  1. (of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable.
    “a convivial cocktail party”
    2. (of a person) cheerful and friendly; jovial.
    “she was relaxed and convivial”

Toastmaster of the Day Janine Donald
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Open
Speaker 1 Valdirene Thomas
Speaker 2 Vijay Chinnasamy
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Bob Fonarow, DTM
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Ben Lear
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Anthony Musimbi
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Sarra Idehen, DTM
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 E. Valerie Allyse
Speech Evaluator 2 Dagney Strossner
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Dagney Strossner
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Sarra Idehen, DTM
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Brendee Weston
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Don Que Collard, DTM
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Janine Donald
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site
Backup Speaker Open

RSVP deadline is past

Posted by Sarra Idehen on December 7, 2023