Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 24, 2021

Dick was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 16 attendees today:

  • Ben, Brandon, Derek, Rhonda, Robert, and Vikki were on line 
  • Dick, Greg F., Jeanine, Lois, Matt, Nick, and Peter were on site
  • We had 3 guests today – on line, Carlette from the Bahamas and Emilia from Tanzania, both guests of Derek; on site, Genise, who found us on Eventbrite.  

Derek spoke about how being a protege enriched his journey.

Lois’ presentation was “What is a $10,000 Contract Worth?”, a very interesting story showing the importance of having a good lawyer read over your contracts (and that is the attorney take away :))

Vikki led Table Topics and had us open our fortune cookies and discuss. Peter took the ribbon for best table topics today.

Ben evaluated Derek and Brandon evaluated Lois.

A quick reminder that contestants in the upcoming contests are required to compete on line and not in person.

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 17, 2021

Brandon was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 13 attendees today:

  • Andy, Ben, Derek, Matt, Rhonda and Vikki were on line 
  • Brandon, Dick, Greg F., Greg H.,  Lois, Nick, and Peter were on site

Vikki gave her icebreaker “Where and When I Enter” 

Peter gave us a glimpse into his medical story “What would you do if you knew every day was a miracle”

Rhonda led Table Topics and congratulations to Derek on taking the ribbon today.

Greg F. evaluated Vikki and Andy evaluated Peter.

Lois as presiding officer gave an overview of the upcoming contests and events. 

Also gave a shout out congratulating Matt on his next toastmaster adventure as President. Congratulations Matt!!

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 10, 2021

Lois was the Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 13 attendees today:

  • Andy, Ben, Rhonda, Rohini, and Vikki were on line 
  • Aimee, Brandon, Dick, Greg F, Jeanine, Lois, Nick, and Peter were on site
  • We had 1 guests today – our area director Rohini.  

Rohini’s speech “Coffee in Your Coffee”  shared a valuable lesson learned as a child

Nick’s speech “Memoir of an Uncle” shared humorous anecdotes of being an uncle

Dick led Table Topics and gave us unusual nautical terms to describe. Greg F. won the prize today.

Rohini was evaluated by Andy; Nick was evaluated by Rhonda.

Aimee updated the club on the upcoming contests; September 14 will be the Humorous Contest and September 28 will be the Evaluation Contest.

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – August 3, 2021

Brandon was our Toastmaster of the Day.

We had 12 attendees today:

  • Andy, Rhonda and Robert were on line 
  • Brandon, Dick, Jeanine, Lexy, Lois, Nick, Peter, Vikke, and Greg Henry were on site

Jeanine gave an impromptu presentation and Lexy spoke on the power of persuasive speaking.

Peter led Table Topics and congratulations to Vikke on taking the ribbon today.

Robert evaluated Jeanine and Lois evaluated Lexy.

Jeanine gave an educational moment on the importance on protocols when passing roles from one to another and on being mindful of where you stand in relation to the camera if on site.

Club business – the club voted to assign the proxy to Matt to vote at the upcoming international convention (proxy attached)

Respectfully submitted, 

Rhonda Sternberg

Club Outspoken Club Secretary

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 27, 2021

We had 9 attendees today.
Robert joined us on-line
Brandon, Greg, Jeanine, Lexy, Nick and Peter joined us on-site
Ann Light and Gavin Palmer were on-site guests

Jeanine was Toastmaster and presiding officer for the day.

Jeanine gave a 15-20 minute speech about contests – be sure to watch the video and send her any questions you have about competing and running contests.

Greg ran Table Topics.
Nick told something we didn’t know about him
Lexy told us about his bucket list
Peter told us how he felt about Breakfast being the most important meal of the day
Robert told us what makes him angry
Ann told us what advice she would give her younger self
Brandon told what living person he would like to have dinner or a conversation with

Ann was our Best Table Topics Speaker today.

Submitted on behalf of Rhonda by Jeanine Kinsey

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

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.