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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sandy Springs Toastmasters November 19, 2020 Meeting Recap and Meetings Roles for December 3, 2020

Currently, all meetings are held virtually via ZOOM.

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Sandy Springs Toastmasters met on Zoom at 7 a.m. Next meeting November 19th, 2020.

 Bud Otto, Sergeant at Arms and Toastmaster of the day, opened the meeting and led us in the pledge of allegiance. 

There were 11 members and one guest present. Our newest member is Morgan Henderson.  Welcome, Morgan!  We also had one guest, Kwasi Crawford.

Una Richards, President, introduced Katherine Vega, our Toastmasters District 44 director.  Katherine spoke briefly about our district, updating us on what was happening, and invited our club members to watch their speech contest on Zoom.

 Bud then called on Anastasia Pass to give us the word of the day.  She gave us Solipsism-the view or theory that only one’s mind is sure to exist. 

 Apoorva Salimath volunteered as Timer/Vote Counter.  Jim Owen was ah/ counter-grammarian.

 Una led us in Table Topics – with “Tough Questions” such as what would you do if you were dictator of a small country, and “give an example of weird things that are socially acceptable”.

Crystal Reeves won best table topics.

 Riquet Caballero gave a thought-provoking speech on “Why you Should be a Stoic”, (a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining).

At members’ request, he has offered to send out a copy of his speech and will follow up with a second speech on this topic at a later date. 

Sam Gadebusch gave the evaluation of Riquet’s speech.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 Our Next Meeting will be December 3rd.  7 a.m. on Zoom.

Roles for next meeting: December 3rd 

Toastmaster:  Apoorva Salimath (confirmed)

Table Topics:   Errington Watkins (confirmed)

Word:             Una Richards  (confirmed)

Ah/ Gram:      Steve Bragg

Timer/VC:      Open

Speech:         Jim Owen (confirmed)

Speech:         Riquet Caballero (confirmed)

Evaluator:      Bud Oto (confirmed)

Evaluator:      Open


A note to our new members:   We’re glad you joined us, and we’re here to help you get off to a good start. Since our virtual meetings don’t easily give new members an

opportunity to ask questions, please feel free to contact Una or me if you have question about how this all works., or

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sandy Springs Toastmasters November 5, 2020 Meeting Recap and Meetings Roles for November 19, 2020

 Currently, all meetings are held virtually via ZOOM.

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Sandy Springs Toastmasters met via Zoom with eleven members present.  

Bud Otto led us in the pledge of allegiance, and then turned the meeting over to our president, Una Richards. 

Una gave updates on club events and then introduced our newest member, Henry Girard.  Welcome Henry!

 After announcements, she turned the meeting over to our Toastmaster of the day - Sam Gadebusch.

·       Anastasia Pass provided the word of the day:  Judicious. It means “having good judgment or prudence”.

·       Andy Kallenberg gave us the joke of the day.

·       Apoorva was timer/vote counter.

·       Riquet Caballero led us in Table Topics with questions on “Self Esteem”.

·       Una Richards won best table topics for her answer on following her mother’s advice.

 Anastasia Pass then gave her speech on How to Look Good for a Zoom meeting.  She gave us helpful tips on adjusting the computer, so we are centered, eliminating distracting backgrounds, and adjusting our lighting for the best effect.   Errington Watkins then gave his evaluation of her speech.

 Sam then gave his grammarian report.

 The Meeting was adjourned. 

The next meeting will be November 19th at 7 a.m. on Zoom. 

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 Roles for next meeting on November 19th are:

Toastmaster:    But Otto - Confirmed

Table Topics:    Una Richards – Confirmed

Time/Vote:         Magdalena Raj

Speaker 1:         Riquet Caballero – Confirmed

Speaker 2:           Open

 Evaluator 1:        Sam Gadebusch - Confirmed

Evaluator 2:        Andy Kallenberg – Confirmed



Una announced that the Rotary Club is looking for a speaker to present a program for their club on what Toastmasters is all about.

 The meeting date is March 8th, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:15 pm and will be held at a local hotel.  If you’re interested in having an opportunity to speak outside of Toastmasters, this is your chance.  Please contact Una for details if you are interested.

 See you on November 19th