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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sandy Springs Toastmasters August 12, 2021 Meeting Recap and Roles for August 26, 2021

 Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 7 am. on Zoom. See the Zoom link below. 

Sandy Springs Toastmasters met at 7 a.m. on Zoom with 10 members and 2 guests (Elliot Tobbert and Shannon Kraiger - Area Director) present. 

The president, Morgan opened the meeting, introduced the Toastmaster of the day, Jim Owens. He handed over to our Sergeant at Arms, Bud Otto who opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

The Toastmaster welcomed our guests, Elliot and Shannon to the meeting. Elliot introduced himself to the group. wanted to join the group because he changed his career path and would like to improve his public speaking skills and Shannon was returning to the meeting in her capacity as the new Area Director. 

The toastmaster went over the roles for the day and confirmed the anchors for the various roles.

  • Apoorva Salimath led the Table Topics - Sam Gadebusch was the Table Topics winner
  • Una Richards gave the word of the day, "Berift" which means deprived or lacking something.
  • Morgan Henderson presented an impromptu speech titled “The Aperture of Perfection”.  Foluso Akerele evaluated the speech. - Morgan won the best speech and Foluso won the best evaluator

The Next Meeting is on August 26, 2021 at 7 a.m. via Zoom.  See roles below:

Toastmaster:                    Una Richards

Table Topics:                      Morgan Henderson 

Speech:                                Sam Gadebusch

Speech:                                Apoorva Salimath

Evaluator:                            John Ross

Evaluator:                         Crystal

Ah/Gra:                            Open

T/V                                       Open

Word                                    Foluso Akerele

Action Items:

  1. Club officers retraining to hold on 08/17/2021 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
  2. As a reminder, it is speech contest time!!   The international contest begins at the club level, so we would like to have at least 3 to 4  members competing in our club’s contest.    

  • Speeches are 5 to 7 minutes in length.  
  • To be eligible, contestants must be paid members and have completed Levels 1 and 2 in Pathways.  Please let Foluso and Crystal know if you are interested in this contest.  We would like to schedule club contest in September.  Winners in the club contest proceed to District.

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