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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sandy Springs Toastmasters 08/30 Meeting Recap and 09/06 Meeting Roles

Sandy Springs Toastmasters Meeting Recap for 8/30/18:

Our Sergeant at Arms, Bud Otto, called the meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance. We had 13 people attend our meeting, 11 members and 2 guests.
Paige Kerr, our club president, gave opening remarks and introduced Una Richards, our club vice president of education, to the podium to give us a few upcoming announcements.
Una announced the following:

  • Our club has contacted our district’s pathways guide to come give us an overview of Pathways. Please choose between the following dates, September 13th or September 20th.

  • Members are strongly encouraged to log into the toastmasters website and take the pathways self assessment as well as watch the videos explaining what pathways is and how it works prior to our Pathways Guide’s visit.

  • If you have specific questions regarding pathways after having taken the online self assessment and would like more information, please reach out to Una as soon as possible. She will relay your concerns to the pathways guide so that he/she can include and personalize his/her presentation towards our club’s questions and concerns.

Una called Bud back to the podium as he was also the Toastmaster of the day. Bud reviewed and filled the roles. Paige volunteered to give the word of the day, Fastidious (adj.)- Attentive to detail excessively particular. Hard to please.

Bud then called Crystal Reeves, our Table Topics Master of the day, to the podium. Crystal had a great theme prepared for her Table Topics- Movies. She had a fun set of questions prepared for us. Jim Owen was asked “Which actor would you like to play you in a movie?” to which he answered Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Sharon Reid was asked “Which James Bond actor is the best Bond?” to which she comically answered by saying Roger Moore because she used to have a serious crush on him. She liked how he was sleek and was able to charm the women as he charmed her. However, the response that won Best Table Topics was Magdalena Raj’s answer to the question “What is the first movie you remember watching in a theater and how did it affect you?”. Magdalena responded by saying that the movie was Mary Poppins. She remembers it so well because she was living in New York city and recalls going down 42nd street, dressed up, wearing her black shoes, and remembers the carpeted stairs in the theater because she ended up tripping over the stairs.

The group took a quick coffee break and enjoyed a fresh batch of scones prepared by Magdalena. The meeting reconvened a few minutes later. Una was the only speaker day. She gave her first ice breaker speech from her Pathways path. The speech was titled “Cherish the ones you love”. During her speech, Una let us into her life and shared with us who she is, what she does, and how much she cherishes everyday she gets to spend with her 98 year old mother who just got a computer. Paige gave an insightful evaluation of Una’s speech.

Una won Best Speaker of the Day and Paige won Best Evaluator of the Day.

Bud Otto went over next week’s roles and the meeting was adjourned.


·         Toastmaster: Anastasia Pass
·         Table Topics: Jim Owen
·         Speaker 1: Ralston Medouze
·         Speaker 2: Etsehiwot Ezra
·         Evaluator 1: Crystal Reeves
·         Evaluator 2: Paige Kerr
·         Ah/Gr: Open
·         Ti/V: Open
·         Word: Open
·         Joke: Sharon Reid

Have a great Labor Day weekend and see you all on Thursday!

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