Simply Speaking Minutes
May 26, 2016
Colorado Community Church
Word of the Day: Fearless
Sergeant-at-Arms Larry Hutcherson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. After the Pledge of Allegiance Larry introduced Toastmaster Maura Thompson.
Chelsa Newberg reminded us that “change” is not a four letter word, even though the thought of change can make us think of a four letter word. Don’t be afraid of change.
Tom Marrs presented an educational speech related to his High Performance Leadership project. As the chairman for the Spring Conference, he gave us a great behind the scenes look at what went into planning the D26 Spring Conference. He also told us of some last minute problems to be addressed so the conference went off without a hitch.
Toastmaster Maura Thompson took us through a team building exercise. She would have us standing on different sides of the room depending on our preferences of skiing or swimming, Coke or Pepsi, cake or pie. She took us through several categories so we could see what we have in common with other members of the club.
Deborah Frauenfelder filled in with great Table Topics questions.
Tien Pham was our General Evaluator, introducing our evaluator and providing an evaluation of the meeting. This was his first time in this role, and, I might add, he did great.
Mark Reagan was Tom’s evaluator. He congratulated Tom for what he accomplished as the chairman for the Spring Conference and gave him some great pointers to make his speech stronger.
Diane Nuss was our Timer and Darryle Brown kept track of the filler words, Kristen Carlson was our Grammarian. This was her first time, and she passed with flying colors. Stephen Phinney, as our Quizmaster tested our listening skills.
Best Table Topics: Zach (guest) & James Umbenhower (tie)
Best Evaluator: Mark Reagan
Best Speaker: Tom Marrs
Toastmasters Leadership Institute 6/25/2016 at Red Rocks Community College. This is for new leaders and anyone who wants to learn about any officer postions they might want to fill in the future.
End of Year Party 7/10/2016
Candidates need not be present to win, no absentee voting, however. The meeting will start with voting, officer induction, and end with Table Topics.