Weekly Online Meeting

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


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. 🍂



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.
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Backup Speaker Open

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