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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sandy Springs TM 12/14/17 Meeting Recap

Our final meeting of 2017 on Dec. 14 was very casual and fun.  After brief reminders from President, Anastasia Pass, that our next meeting will be January 11th and officers need to register asap for January TLI training, everyone enjoyed a wonderful brunch, compliments of many of our members.  We had orange juice, special coffee, fabulous fruit tree and banana and strawberry treats, an egg casserole, a potato casserole and donut holes. We all sat together at one table and shared a variety of spontaneous stories.  It was a great way to close out 2017.  Please look over the schedules on Google Sheets and let Anastasia Pass or Melinda Schmitt know if any changes for not only January 11 but future dates as well.

Wishing everyone a safe and beautiful holiday!  See you in 2018!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sandy Springs Toastmaster 12-7-17 Meeting Recap

After Sergeant-At-Arms, Bud Otto, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, he turned the meeting over to 2017-18 President, Anastasia Pass, who gave a summary of the District Meeting and advocated that our club participate in the Club to Club Exchange program.  Those members in attendance were in agreement that pending more info, we go ahead and volunteer to participate.  Anastasia will give a subsequent report at the 12/14 meeting.  She reminded everyone that 12/14 will be our last meeting of 2017 and we will resume our regular Thursday morning meeting schedule beginning the 2nd Thursday in January, 1/11/18.  Also a reminder that 12/14 will be a special meeting.  We will have Table Topics but mostly will be socializing and enjoying a holiday pot luck!  All are welcome to join in the camaraderie.  Food assignments have already been made so just come and enjoy.  Lastly, before handing meeting to TM, Anastasia recognized member, Paige Kerr, for her outstanding performance at the Final of District 44's Humorous Speech Contest with a bouquet of flowers, a festive Grump Plant (Lemon Cypress) and a small monetary gift to cover the costs of her contest participation.  Paige was deeply grateful and said that it was such a great experience that she'd love to try it again!  Sincere CONGRATULATIONS from all of us to Paige for her willingness and positive mental attitude - signs of a true leader!

Steve Bragg challenged us to use his Word of the Day - trope. Alas, no one was successful at the meeting but since it was not a trope request, we all promised to try to use during the week.

Our Table Topics Master of the week, Jim Owen, challenged our hearts with several "touchy-feely" questions.  One of our guests, Ryan, won Best Table Topics for his response to his question, "Have you done anything lately that you won't forget?" which was his Bit Coin investment!

Colbi Ellison entertained all with his speech entitled "Home".  It walked us through a variation on an icebreaker project all centered around his life growing up in the small Missouri town of Poplar Bluff.  Crystal Reeves offered him positive feedback about his presentation. 

Again, our next Sandy Springs TM meeting will be January 11th.  Please check either the email sent to members or the schedule on google sheets for role assignments.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and merry all holidays!!!! See you in 2018.