Weekly Online Meeting

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



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.
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Backup Speaker Open

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