Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 20, 2021

Jeanine was our Toastmaster of the Day
We had 12 people in attendance

  • Aimee, Benjamin, Brandon, Dick, Greg, Jeanine, Lois and Nick were on-site
  • Andy and Robert were on-line
  • Our Area Director, Rohini Shah was visiting today, and we had Vikki Ho-Shing visit as well.

Aimee started the meeting with the vote to accept Vikki as a new member and the vote was unamious.

Brandon spoke on “Security in a few simple steps” and Ben spoke on “Being Inspired with a Positive Thinking Attitude”

Aimee led table topics:
Nick told us three things he remembered from Kindergarden
Lois told us which friend she is most proud of
Rohini told us about her most embarassing childhood moment

Lois evaluated Brandon and Robert evaluated Ben.

Lois was the best Table Topics Speaker

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 13, 2021

Dick was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 10 attendees today:
• Andy, Ben, Jeanine, Rhonda and Robert were on line
• Aimee, Brandon, Dick, and, Peter were on site
• We had 1 guests today – Lexy, who started the meeting as a guest but ended as our newest member.
Andy spoke on leadership and Robert on “the little things”

Ben led Table Topics and with back to back wins, Lexy Semino took the ribbon this afternoon.

Rhonda evaluated Andy and Aimee evaluated Robert.

Andy moved to admit Lexy Semino as a member and Jeanine seconded. Lexy was formally voted into the club. Welcome to Outspoken Lexy.

Brandon gave an educational moment on the importance on adhering to time specified in the agenda.

Respectfully submitted,
Rhonda Sternberg
Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 6, 2021

We had another fantastic meeting today.

We had 16 attendees today:
• Aimee, Andy, Ben, Derek and Robert were on line (Merla was on but dropped off and was not included in the total)
• Brandon, Dick, Greg, Lois, Matt, Nick, Peter, and Rhonda were on site
• We had 4 guests today – Lexy, Ann and Vickie were on site (Merla was on but dropped off and was not included in the total)
Nick spoke on the never ending debate on Apple vs. Android
Lois presented an overview of her new role as Club Growth Director

Matt led Table Topics with some extremely interesting archaic words which provided us with an entertaining session

Aimee evaluated Nick and Rhonda evaluated Lois.

Best Table Topics speaker was Lexy Semino.

Respectfully submitted,
Rhonda Sternberg
Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – June 29, 2021 – 11th Anniversary Celebration

We had 14 attendees today:
Aimee, Andy, Ben, Rhonda and Robert were On-Line
Greg, Jeanine, Lois, Matt and Nick were On-Site

We had 4 guests today: On-Line were Dawn, Randy and Merla and On-Site was Brad F.

Robert spoke on a Tribute to Outspoken’s 11 years

Jeanine presented ribbons and awards for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year:

  • Nick – Presentation Mastery Level 1 Completion – He received a ribbon and will also get a Name Badge
  • Rhonda – Visionary Communication Level 1 Completion – She received a ribbon
  • Lois – Presentation Mastery Levels 1, 2 and 3 Completion – She received 3 ribbons
  • Aimee – DTM, ALS and Persuasive Influence Level 1 Completion – She received a ribbon and will also get a DTM Name Badge
  • Matt – Presentation Mastery Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Completion – He received 4 ribbons
  • Jeanine – Dynamic Leadership Level 5 Completion and Engaging Humor Levels 1, 2 and 3 Completion – She received 4 ribbons and a Toastmasters Mug

Outspoken Toastmasters Club periodically presents a member with the Outstanding Member Award. This year, we have chosen to create a new award in honor of one of our most Outstanding Members who has served this club tirelessly since it’s start 11 years ago. Today, we presented the Benjamin Yen Outstanding Member Award to the person we named it after, Distinguished Toastmaster Benjamin Yen.

Aimee led Table Topics about Bumper Stickers.
Nick, Gred, Ben, Matt, Andy and Dawn (guest) participated.

Lois evaluated Robert’s speech.

Best Table Topics speaker was Matt Kinsey.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – June 22, 2021

We had 9 attendees today:
On-Line: Aimee, Andy, Lois and Robert
On-Site: Brandon, Dick, Greg, Jeanine, Matt and Nick

Aimee spoke on “What I Learned From My Mentor….or Was She My Coach?”
Andy spoke on “Measurement”

Greg led Table Topics:

Brandon, Dick, Nick, Robert, Jeanine and Matt participated in Table Topics.

Matt evaluated Aimee and Robert evaluated Andy

Best Table Topics speaker was Dick.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – June 15, 2021

Present today:
On-Site: Aimee, Brandon, Dick, Jeanine, Lois, Matt, Peter
On-Line: Andy, Ben, Rhonda, Robert

Jeanine gave an educational moment about the 2 timer roles and the Zoom Master.
* On-Site Timer times every speaker in the meeting and uses the timing lights in the meeting room. This person will report on all times for all speakers at the appropriate times during the meeting.
* On-Line Timer times only the other on-line attendees and shows them the colored backgrounds or cards. They will confirm the timing for on-line speakers at appropriate times during the meeting.
* Keep in mind that the timing between on-site and on-line is slightly delayed, so the on-line timer only shows their colors for other on-line speakers to avoid confusion.
* The Zoom Master runs the main computer, recording, and chat window. If the Vote Counter is not logged into the Zoom meeting, the Zoom Master will provide the summary of on-line votes to them.

Brandon gave us “A Totally True Story”
Robert talked about “Take Me Out To the Ball Game”

Aimee led Table Topics.
Lois spoke on “The worst thing you ever did while tired”
Dick spoke on “A memorable moment you wish you had documented:
Peter spoke on “The most embarrassing thing you did because of lack of sleep.

Rhonda evaluated Brandon and Lois evaluated Robert.

June 8, 2021 Weekly Meeting and Club Elections

We had a fantastic meeting today with 13 members and 4 guests.

In attendance were Aimee, Andy, Ben, Brandon, Dick, Greg F., Jeanine, Matt, Nick, Peter, Rhonda and Robert.

Guests were:

On-site: Dorrette Keen, DTM

On-line: Carlos Romero (Aimee’s guest), Dawn Williamson (on-line search) and Gary Perry (dropped off)

We held our elections today.

The Club Leadership Committee nominated the following individuals:

                President: Aimee Roger

                VPE: Jeanine Kinsey

                VPM: Lois Margolin

                Treasurer: Lois Margolin

The slate was approved unanimously.

Brandon called for nominations from the floor for each of the following positions.  All were uncontested and the secretary was instructed to cast a vote for each one:

                VPPR: Robert Rizzo

                Secretary: Rhonda Sternberg

                Sgt. At Arms: Nick Delfino

The business meeting was adjourned at 12:14 and the weekly meeting started.

Matt spoke on “Improvement Through Positive Coaching”

Andy ran Table Topics.

The following people spoke:

  • Robert
  • Derek
  • Rhonda
  • Peter
  • Jeanine
  • Matt

Derek evaluated Matt’s speech.

The best Table Topics speaker was a tie between Matt, Peter and Derek.

Club officer training is June 19th and an email will go out to all club officers.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – May 4, 2021 (First Hybrid Meeting)

Welcome to this Historic Meeting for Outspoken Toastmasters!

Present: (On-Site) Ashley, Brandon, Dick, Greg F., Jeanine, Lois, Matt, Nick, Peter, (On-Line) Aimee, Andy, Ben, Dick
Guests (On-Line) Ivan and Natasha

Aimee spoke on “Why a Home Birth”

Greg Fuchs led Table Topics: Everyone spoke for Table Topics except Aimee and Lois. We did not vote today, but will begin voting again next week.

Lois provided feedback for Aimee.

Today’s meeting went well for our first Hybrid meeting. We will be making changes to next week so that hopefully we can cast the On-Line attendees to the big TV and hear them better as well.

We will be adding 2 new roles to our agenda and need people to sign up for those roles as well as our usual ones:
Timer will be split into 2 roles: On-Site and On-Line
Zoom Master will monitor the Zoom Room and Chat Window

Stay tuned for more as we continue to learn and tweak the hybrid experience to make it effective for everyone.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – April 27, 2021

Present: Dick, Jeanine, Lois, Andy, Peter, Aimee, Nick, Matt, Brandon

Guest: Katherin van den Heuvel, Fred Roger, Lauren Cook

Jeanine shared “Lessons from Leadership”
Andy shared “Is it Real, or Is It a Dream?”
Lois practiced her campaign speech

Andy Bern led Table Topics
Nick – What did you learn recently that changed the way you live?
Matt – What is your fondest memory from the past 3 years?
Aimee – What are the primary components of a happy life?

Nick evaluated Jeanine
Aimee evaluated Andy
Matt led the evaluation for Lois

Best Table Topics Speaker was Aimee

Remember that next week is our first Hybrid meeting with some of us in-person at Wings Plus.
Please RSVP to me if you plan attend in person so that we can control the size of the room until we are sure how many we can safely have in the room.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – April 20, 2021

Present: Andy, Jeanine, Brandon, Matt, Lois, Peter, Ben, Greg, Nick
Guest: Robert Rizzo

Business Meeting:
We need to replace to of our officers. Our VPM, Sonali, has resigned because she is moving, and Peter has resigned as VPE due to health issues.

Thank you Sonali and Peter for all that you have done to support the club. Peter will be remaining with the club as a member, and we will miss Sonali.

Lois nominated Jeanine for VPE and she accepted. Jeanine was unanimously approved.
Jeanine nominated Lois for VPM and she accepted. Lois was unanimously approved.
We are looking for officers for the coming term. Please contact Aimee or Brandon if you are interested.

Business meeting concluded at 12:08

Andy spoke on “Single Focused team”
Matt spoke on “Why I Bike”

Jeanine led Table Topics.
Tell us about a discovery you made – Nick
Tell us about your favorite Edgar Allen Poe or detective story – Robert
Where would you go if you had a mobile home? – Brandon
What scientific discovery has inspired you the most? – Peter

Robert evaluated Andy and Lois evaluated Matt

Best Table Topic speaker is Peter

Don’t forget to register for the District 47 Annual Conference happening next week.