Toastmaster meeting recap 11-19-14

Hi Fellow Toastmasters,

We had a small but informative meeting today.

Kelson served as Toastmaster today as well as our grammarian and ahhh-counter. Kelson picked the word Trepidation for our Word-Of-The-Day:

Trepidation: Noun

A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.

“He had some trepidation about agreeing to their proposal”

It was a good word choice, because I’m pretty sure all who spoke used this word!

Sean presented a speech today called Stagetime, Stagetime, Stagetime! He used this speech to inspire us to use Toastmasters to the greatest extent we can. Thanks, Sean, for giving us a motivating speech!

Michelle was our Table Topics Master and Vote Counter. The topic was your favorite Snow Stories. Michelle shared with the group the story of her brother being stuck in a very deep snow drift during the blizzard of 1967. We all had something to share. Heather won the Table Topics with her observations about how snowstorms are so different when you are an adult opposed to when you’re a kid. (We liked it better when we were kids.)

Cameron returned for another visit this meeting. We hope to see him back next time. There was an announcement that we have a new member! Kim Woronko has joined our club. Welcome Kim!

Sean urged us to fill out our goals and accomplishments the CC and CL tracking sheets. You can fill them out yourself by using the below links.

Competent Communicator-

Competent Leader-

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Club Meeting Recap 11/5

Hi Fellow Toastmasters,

We had a fun meeting today; if you were not there, you missed an out-of-the-ordinary meeting!

Sean served as Toastmaster today.

Heather was our grammarian and ahhh-counter.  Since she filled in at the last minute, she was not able to choose a word of the day, so we picked one out of our Word-Of-The-Day cards in the lectern:

Insipid: adjective

Lacking vigor or interest

Lacking flavor

“Many artists continued to churn out insipid, shallow works.

I think Sean was the only one to use the word today!   If you used the word today and I didn’t catch it, please let me know!  We should all try to use it at least once today.

Ellen was our Table Topics Master and Vote Counter.  We had a new take on the topic today, since we did not have any speeches scheduled.  We had TWO people come to the front of the room and we had a small debate.  One person spoke in favor of one topic and the other in favor of another.  Then each had a 30-second rebuttal.  It was fun!  We laughed a lot over the topics.  Cats vs. Dogs, Superman vs. Batman, Romantic Comedies vs. Suspense/Thriller movies; and Coffee vs Tea.  Kelson won the best speaker ribbon for his topic of why Batman was better than Superman was.

We had two guests today, Cameron and Ryan.  We hope to see them back next time.  (I think we will)

Sean reviewed the CC and CL tracking spreadsheets with us and urged us to fill out our goals and accomplishments on them.  We closed the meeting by filling out the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator tracking sheets.  It will help us keep track of our goals.   You can also fill them out yourself by using the below links.

Competent Communicator-

Competent Leader-

See you next time!

Fall Conference Advance Registration Ends 11/5/2014 and submit your club picture with banner for the banner parade

Fellow Toastmasters!

Be sure to register by November 5, 2014 to secure your meal choices for the conference. Attend the Full conference with meals for $110 (unless you are a first timer, which is $90 plus you receive a $10 gift certificate to the bookstore)!

District 62 Fall Conference: Explore Your Sweet Possibilities will be held November 14th – 16that The H Hotel, 111West Main Street, Midland, MI 48640. Printable flyer available here.

There is a lot of information and registration available on the conference website:

Clubs are being asked to submit a Club photo including banner to be included in the Banner Slideshowthroughout the event. Email your club photo to Rebecca Crowder at rjeanwel by November 7th to be included in the slideshow.

This is going to be a unique conference experience- Come join us!! Register Now! PDF registration form here or online at:

Susan Franck, ACG ALB

Area 6 Governor, Division C

2014 Fall Conference Co-Chair


Michelle Mertes, CC, ALB

Area 15 Governor, Division E

2014 Fall Conference Co-Chair