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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sandy Springs Toastmasters May 12, 2022, Meeting Recap and Roles for May 26, 2022


Zoom Link to Meeting Our next meeting will be on Thursday May 26,2022 at 7 a.m. see Zoom link below. 

Sergeant at Arms, Bud Otto opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and then gave us This Day in History.  May 12th is the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was born in 1820 and was a nurse in the Crimean War. 

·        Bud was also Toastmaster for the meeting, reviewed the roles for the meeting.

·        Anastasia Pass gave the word of the day: “Bloviating” meaning to “speak or write verbosely”. 

·        Bud reviewed the roles, and introduced our Table Topics master, Una Richards

·        Una’s theme for Table Topics was “Getting to Know You” where she presented members with questions about themselves.

·        Chris Ashkoati won best Table Topics with his response that his most prized possession was family. 

Chris then gave his speech that he will give at a wedding reception for a longtime friend.   Anastasia gave his evaluation along with input from other members.

 Members had a short discussion on how we could return to meeting at Campbell Stone.  Ideally, there would be a way that some members would attend in person, and others could attend on Zoom.  Jim Owen will be researching the best way to do that, and we will keep members updated. 

 Roles for May 26th meeting:

 Toastmaster:                     Crystal Reeves (confirmed)

Table Topics:                      Jim Owen (confirmed)

Speech:                                Open

Speech:                                Chris Ashkoati   (confirmed)

Evaluator:                            Colbi Ellison (please confirm)

Evaluator:                            Bud Otto (confirmed)

Evaluator:                            John Ross (please confirm)

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sandy Springs Toastmasters March 24, 2022, Meeting Recap and Roles for April 14, 2022


 Zoom Link to Meeting Our next meeting will be on April 14,2022, at 7 a.m. see Zoom link below. 

Sandy Springs Toastmasters met for our scheduled meeting at 7 a.m. with five members and one guest present. 

 Bud Otto led the Pledge of Allegiance, and then turned the meeting over to Toastmaster of the Day, Una Richards.

Morgan Henderson gave us the word of the day, Reciprocate, meaning “given, felt, or done in return”.

Toastmaster Una Richards reviewed the roles for the day, and then introduced our Table Topics master, Morgan Henderson.

Morgan presented Table Topics on the theme of Australia.

Jim Owen won best Table Topics response.

 Bud Otto gave an insightful speech on “War, what is it Good For?”, by pointing out that the last war the U.S. won was before we were born.  He followed up with a brief history of each U.S. war since WWI.

Crystal Reeves gave the evaluation for his speech.

Morgan reported that he has been to Campbell Stone Retirement Home to determine what will need to be done so that we can have blended meetings with some of us meeting in person, and some to meet remotely.  He will be working on that in the coming weeks.

There was also discussion about moving our meeting time to 8:00 am next month as a trial.  We welcome your suggestions. 


Roles for the April 14th Meeting are listed below.  Please confirm your role.  Thank you.

 Toastmaster:     Anastasia Pass

Table Topics:     Bud Otto

Speech:                John Ross

Speech:                Foluso Akerele

Evaluator:           Morgan Henderson

Evaluator:           Una Richards

T/V                         Open

Word:                   Open