December 11, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Welcome to our newest members, Brent and Ashley Baillio!

We started the meeting with our presiding officer, Brandon Kinsey leading the vote to accept the Baillio’s into the club.

Our words today were Cultural and Tradition thanks to Sonali.

the Toastmaster today was Dick Linehan and we had a full meeting with 2 guests – Debbie and Justin.

Matt Kinsey talked about Goal Setting in Negotiation and was evaluated by Andy Bern.

Jeanine Kinsey completed her last CC Manual with an inspiring speech about going to Norway as a young girl and was evaluated by Peter Palmer.

Brandon Kinsey ran table topics and put Santa Clause on trial for OSHA Violations.  Ashley volunteered to prosecute and Brent defended Santa.  Lois and Matt also provided testimony.  In the end, Santa was found innocent and Ashley won Table Topics (despite losing the case 🙂 ).

Our Holiday Party will be December 28th at Lois’ home – watch Whatsapp for more details and to tell us what you are bringing to eat.  Don’ forget the White Elephant gift – something you love so much you just have to give it away, or something you purchase (not to exceed $20.00).

Just a reminder that we are not meeting December 25th or January 1st.

December 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Another great meeting with 4 guests!

Welcome back to Ashley and Brent (applications submitted today!) and Sally.  We also welcomed Denzel who found us through Event Brite.

We had 3 speakers:

Benjamin spoke about mentoring and was evaluated by Aimee.

Andy spoke about the purpose of the club and the Distinguished Club Program and was evaluated by Brandon.

Alex asked “Do Vitamins Really Work?” and was evaluated by Matt.

Jeanine led Table Topics and had random vacation pictures from the internet.  Brandon and Denzel each drew a random picture and had to tell how we got there, or what happened next.

Reminder that the Holiday party is December 28th at Lois’ home – pot luck dinner and bring a white elephant gift.

We will NOT be meeting on December 25th or January 1st.

November 27, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Happy Post Thanksgiving!

We had a great meeting today!

Brandon did a workshop on Evaluating to Motivate.  We learned that the most important job of the evaluator is to make sure the speaker wants to speak again, and then to provide them with something to work on when they do.

Matt Kinsey gave a test speech on Business Networking and then we broke into three groups led by Lois, Aimee and Jeanine.  Each group spent time going over the speech and writing an evaluation.  We then selected one person to evaluate in front of the group.  Dick, Rhonda and Sonali were our three evaluators.  Dick went first while Rhonda and Sonali were out of the room, then Rhonda came back and finally Sonali.  This allowed each groups presentation to be seen without knowing what the other groups had said.  Brandon wrapped up with similarities and differences between the groups and what we learned.

We had three guests – Ashley and Brett came back again this week and plan to join next week.  Sally visited us for the first time today.

The last piece of business today was discussing our Holiday Party.  The date has been changed to December 28th at Lois’ home.  It will be a pot luck with a white elephant gift exchange.  For those who did did join us last year, this was a great time of fun and fellowship.  Spouses welcome, but no children due to potential adult content and beverages. More details to follow.

Please remember that we will not be meeting on December 25th and January 1st, so the party is our chance to get together over the Holidays.

October 30, 2018 Meeting Minutes

We had a fun meeting!

Peter gave us a speech about Term Limits for Congress and was evaluated by Lois.

Ben gave us a speech about being Blissful and the Chinese interpretation of what that means.  He was evaluated by Brandon.

Aimee had people write down something nobody knew about them and then had volunteers draw one and share who they thought it was a why.  We had a lot of fun with Jeanine, Lois, Sonali, and Brandon taking turns.  Lois won with a great answer about arranged marriages.

Lois did an educational moment on why we shake hands to transition the lectern during the meeting.

We had one visitor who we hope to see again next week.

October 23, 2018 Meeting Minutes

We had a full house and a full meeting on Tuesday.

We had 1 guest, Kate, who found us on the internet and will be back next week.

Lois did an Ice Breaker titled “Who am I?” and shared here current adventures with her business. Jeanine evaluated her.

Miko also did an Ice Breaker and shared her story of coming to America. Aimee evaluated her.

Alex completed project #8 in the CC manual and told us how to read the labels at the grocery store. Andy evaluated him.

Ben was Table topics master and asked Greg to share an embarrassing moment and Rhonda shared her perspectives on “You Can’t Please Everyone.”

Greg won Table Topics for the day.

During our business meeting, Jeanine presented the Club Recognition Plan for Outspoken Toastmasters and the 2018-2019 Budget.  Both passed unanimously.

Please remember to sign up for roles.  This week, we did not have a grammarian or body language monitor because they were not filled before the meeting.  The only roles we will fill at the meeting itself are Evaluators, Timer, General Evaluator, Table Topic Master and Toastmaster if they are not already filled, or do not get there on time.  Other roles will be left open.

October 2, 2018 Meeting Minutes

What an informative meeting we had!

We started by voting in Donnette – welcome aboard!

Lois spoke about being BOLD and letting our Helium hands help us be bold. She was evaluated by Rhonda.

Aimee shared a presentation on getting through Level 1 in Pathways and navigating some of the basics. She was evaluated by Brandon.

Peter asked if we “Got CERT?” and talked about the Community Emergency Response Team, how it is useful and how to get involved. He was evaluated by Jeanine.

Rhonda was Table Topics Master and the theme for the day was Fall.

Alex talked about Autumn, Donnette talked about Halloween and Brandon talked about Thanksgiving.  Brandon won the Table Topics Award for the day.

Brandon elaborated on Aimee’s speech for the Educational Moment and talked about Pathways a little more.

Brandon shared that he will be competing in the Evaluation Contest for his other club, so Jeanine will be representing Outspoken for the Evaluation Contest at the Area and he will compete in the Humorous Speech at the Area.  The Area contest is October 13th from 1-4pm at Keiser University.  Please come out and support both of us.

September 18, 2018 Meeting

We had a very full meeting today!

 

We welcomed three guests – Donnette, Luis and Casey.  Donnette turned in her application today!

 

Aimee held a brief business meeting where we elected a new Treasurer and Vice President Membership.

Rhonda Sternberg will be completing the year as our Treasurer and Lois Margolin will be completing the year as VPM.

Please welcome them to their positions and be ready to assist where needed.

 

We had three speakers today:

Shakeem Lewis gave us his Ice Breaker on Patience and was evaluated by Peter Palmer.  Congratulations, Shakeem!

Matt Kinsey gave his 1st speech in level two about learning your communication style and his title was “Who Should Adapt?”  He was evaluated by Greg Fuchs.

Jeanine Kinsey gave her last speech in level one incorporating feedback from her previous speech and her title was “You Can’t Please Them All.” She was evaluated by Lois Margolin.

 

Brandon Kinsey provide a look back at History for Table Topics.

The first topic was about all of the countries that were admitted to the UN on this day in history. Benjamin Yen was asked what club he would join if he could.  He answered that he would join this club all over again.

The second topic was about the horse that beat the Tom Thumb Locomotive and Peter Palmer was asked to tell us what happened.  Peter spoke as the designer of the engine and was quoted as saying “sometimes you have to suck to get better, and that day we sucked.”

 

As a wrap up for the meeting, Brandon said:

“Ben told is that if he could join any club it would be this one and Peter said that you have to suck before you can get good. If that isn’t the best way to promote Toastmasters, I don’t know what is!”

 

Don’t forget that our Humorous Speech Contest is next Tuesday and we still need contestants and other roles filled.

 

The Area Contest will be on October 13th from 1-4PM and the Division Contest is November 3rd.

August 14, 2018 Meeting

From Shakespeare and Star Wars to mysterious CIA pens… we had a lot of fun today!

We started the meeting with our words of the day “accurate vs. precise,” and then voted in our newest member Shakeem.

Our speaker today was Brandon Kinsey working on “The Play” project from the Interpretive Reading Manual.  This was his last speech for his ACG!  The title of the speech was “A Long Long Time Ago.” and was a Shakespearian style play about Luke and Darth Vader from the Start Wars trilogy and the scene in Cloud City when Luke finds out who his father is.  Brandon came in Jedi garb and even made the Darth Vader breathing sounds.

Table Topics were unique and started with Matt practicing his farewell speech to the Board which he will do next week in Chicago.  They continued with Eric having to explain how a CIA.gov pen ended up in Brandon’s computer bag.  Ben, Dick, Shakeem and Peter answered various questions about “going to get the keys out of your wife’s purse….,” “why you need to carry a tranquilizer dart gun…,” “the most unusual thing you ever saw in the x-ray machine as a TSA agent…,” and “tell us about a woman you know that would win the purse game and why.”

Peter won Table Topics.

Brandon talked about why you should compete and introduced our club contest dates:
September 11 – Evaluation Contest
September 25 – Humorous Speech Contest
Please let him know if you want to help run one of them, or compete in either or both.