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Monday, September 5, 2022

Sandy Springs Toastmasters August 25, 2022, Meeting Recap and Roles for September 8, 2022


Our next meeting will be on Thursday September 8,2022 at 7 a.m. see Zoom link below. 

Sandy Springs Toastmasters met at 7 a.m. on Zoom with six members and one guest, Kayla Weiner.

Sargent at Arms, Bud Otto opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance, and then turned the meeting over to our president, Anastasia Pass. 

Anastasia gave a brief update on her visit to Campbell Stone to pick up our supplies.  She confirmed that with changes in the dining room breakfast schedule, it would not be possible to return there for our meetings.  Anastasia also reminded members that Toastmaster Club Contests will be held January through February 2023. 

There will be a Table Topics contest, an International Speech contest, and a Humorous Speech contest. More information will be coming, and it’s not too early to be thinking about entering. 

·        Anastasia then turned the meeting over to Toastmaster of the day, Una Richards who went over the roles for the meeting. 

·        John Ross gave the word of the day:   Ameliorate, a verb that means to make better or improve.  He also filled the role of grammarian.

·        Una then introduced Anastasia to lead Table Topics.  Her theme for Table Topics was “Transitions”. 

·        Kayla Weiner, our guest won best Table Topics.

Bud Otto gave a 5-to-7-minute speech on “Where are the Warriors?” His speech presented reasons why our military is struggling.

Jim Own gave an evaluation of Bud’s speech.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15am


Roles for September 8th Meeting:

 Toastmaster - Jim Owen, confirmed


Table Topics:  Bud Otto, confirmed


Speech:  Crystal Reeves, Confirmed


Evaluator:  Anastasia Pass, Confirmed


Timer:   Una


Ah Counter/Grammarian:   Una


Word of the day:   Una

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)