Weekly Meeting Minutes – November 3, 2020

In attendance: Brandon Kinsey, Dick Linehan, Andy Bern, Jeanine Kinsey, Peter Palmer, Nick Delfino, Rhonda Sternberg, Benjamin Yen, Lois Margolin,

Guest: SHAHZIL RAZA from Pakistan, Dibia Desoza from UK Coventry Hospital

Word of the day: sesquipedalian [adj] (of a word) polysyllabic; long

Jeanine led the Table Topics:
First, we put the Big Bad Wolf on trial for distruction of property of the 3 little pigs:
Dick was our prosecuting attorney
Andy was our defense attorney
Brandon was the pig who built the straw house (proseturion witness)
Peter was the Big Bad Wolf’s little brother (defense witness)
Ben was the Big Bad Wolf’s little brother (defense witness)
Nick was the big bad wolf
The group agreed that the Big Bad Wolf was innocent
Lois talked about this year’s Halloween celebration
Peter shared his favorite Halloween memory
Andy told us about his Thanksgiving plans for 2020
Dick explained sesquipedalian to us in his own terms
Brandon told us how he feels about the fact that Christmas is already in full swing
Ben told us about his favorite holiday from Taiwan – the Moon festival
Nick shared how school is going for his nephews with the COVID environment at school
Lois shared what she is most looking forward to about the Holidays this year
Jeanine was asked to tell whether 2020 should be the year that never was, or the year that had to happen

Best Table Topics speaker was Brandon for his war on Christmas

Weekly Meeting Minutes – October 27, 2020

Attendance: Lois Margolin, Dick Linehan, Rhonda Sternberg, Jeanine Kinsey, Greg Fuchs, Benjamin Yen, Nick Delfino,

Lois presented her DTM Project titled VTM Con.
Jeanine presneted her Mentoring project and discussed leadership mentoring.

Table Topics were led by Greg Fuchs:
What have you binge watched over the last 6 months? Dick
What kind of Halloween do you exepct this week? Rhonda
Greg hates Tuna, what food do you abhore? Nick

Rhonda evaluated Lois and Lois evaluated Jeanine.

Best Table Topic speaker was Nick

Members at the Zoom Meeting

October 20, 2020 Weekly Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Jeanine Kinsey, Andrew Bern, Nick Delfino, Greg Fuchs, Peter Palmer, Dick Linehan, Benjamin Yen, Rhonda Sternberg, Lois Margolin

Guests: Maria Gabriella Schembri who found us through Eventbrite, Dov Cer

Greg Fuchs led Table Topics:

Should there be a moderator for the Presidential debates? Rhonda
Should fans be able to attend football games? Jeanine
Tell us about your hobbies. Nick
If you had one million dollars to buy any business, what would you buy? Andy
How will you celebrate Halloween this year?  Peter
Give us your thoughts on Zoom. Lois
Tell us one of your most embarrassing moments. Ben

Andy provided Jeanine with feedback on her speech.

Best Table Topic was Lois

October 13, 2020 Weekly Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Jeanine Kinsey, Dick Linehan, Brandon Kinsey, Benjamin Yen, Nick Delfino, Matt Kinsey, Peter Palmer, Lois Margolin

Dick Linehan ran Table Topics: Each person was given an abbreviation to explain

Brandon – AWOL (Angry Walruses on Land)
Nicolas – RADAR (Radioactive Deer Antler)
Jeanine – AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Peter – NAACP (National Association for Annoying Children Program)
Benjamin – POUS (Switched to DTM)
Matt – USSR (Underwater Sub Sea Radicals))
Lois – ICBM (International Coalition of Brazilian Merchants)
Peter – BNSF (Before Nato Sent Forces)
Brandon – RPM (Russians Per Minute Drunk)
Jeanine – PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
Matt – PARSEC (pizza and responsibility secretary)
Nicolas – PPE (Projectile Penguin Escalation)
Benjamin – SNAFU (Situation Normal All F$# Up)
Lois – MKTG (Military Kangaroos Target Guests)
Peter – USPS (United Speciality of Proctologists Society)
Matt – AFSC (American Financial Services Consortium)
Lois – IBM (I Believe in Magic)
Matt – SSB (Subsonic Balistics)
Jeanine – FM (Female Hats)
Lois – AM (Alpha Males)
Dick – DDOJSIOC (Disk Jockeys on International Space Station Operational Command)

The winner was Brandon won for RPM

Peter reviewed upcoming events:
October 21 – Pathways Event
October 22 – Imrpomptu Speaking Extravaganza
October 31 – Division B Council Event for President, VPE and VPM
October 31 – Book Club
November 21 – Division B from 9-11

Please sign up for a role for next week.

October 6, 2020 Weekly Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Andy Bern, Jeanine Kinsey, Peter Palmer, Lois Margolin, Dick Linehan, Greg Fuchs, Benjamin Yen, Nick Delfino

Greg shared a podcast he did about Fantasy Football.

Andy led Table Topics – each person is being transported with a blind compainion to a point in time and has to explain what they are seeing using word images:
Lois went back to the Challenger Accident in 1986
Nick went back to the first time he ever went to a beach
Peter went back to the JFK Assasination
Jeanine went back to a time when she visited a glacier
Ben went back to introduce us to Stevie Wonder
Greg F had to include the fact that the person is from a culture that does not include the color blue and had to describe a beautiful blue sky
Dick went back to had to describe snow to someone that has never seen it before. He chose to go back to the landing of the Hindenberg

Jeanine evaluated Greg’s speech

The Table Topics winner is Jeanine Kinsey

The Area 20 contest is this Saturday at 1PM – be sure to register.
The Division B Contest is November 21 at 9AM

Evaluation Contest Meeting – September 29, 2020

In attendance: Derek, Dick, Brandon, Peter, Aimee, Nick, Greg F. Rhonda, and Jeanine
Guest: Amber Kelly from FAU Toastmasters.

We held our Evaluation Speech Contest

Amber Kelly was our Test Speaker for the day and she spoke on “COVID Scare.”

Jeanine Kinsey and Rhonda Sternberg were our contestants.

While the contestants were writing their evaluations, Greg led Table Topics.

Derek spoke about Aaliyah Mysterio
Aimee spoke about the Presidential Debate
Nick spoke about “What did you binge watch during quarantine that you would rather we didn’t know about?”

Our winners for the Evaluation Contest are:
Jeanine Kinsey – 1st
Rhonda Sternberg – 2nd

The Area contest is at 1pm on October 10th and Jeanine will represent us for the Evaluation Contest and Peter Palmer will represent us for the Humorous Speech Contest.

September 22, 2020 Weekly Meeting

In Attendance: Jeanine Kinsey, Dick Linehan, Nick Delfino, Derek Rolle, Lois Margolin, Brandon Kinsey, Greg Fuchs, BenjaminYen, Peter Palmer,
Guest: Jenique Turnquest from FG Knights Toastmaters Club – invited by Derek Rolle.

Word of the day: factoid – an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print

Lois spoke on here reflections on “Contest Season Challenges” and reviewed her 360 evaluation results.
Derek spoke on “Taste and No” and compared Pizza to our Character and how that impacts our communication with others.

Greg evaluated Lois
Jeanine evaluated Derek

Table Topics Winner: Brandon Kinsey

Next week is the Evaluation Contest for the club.
Peter is running this contest. We need to know who else is competing, and if you can help with a role.

The area contest is October 10th at 2pm.

September 15, 2020 Humorous Speech Contest

Today we held our annual Humorous Speech Contest.

In attendance were Brandon Kinsey, Lois Margolin, Jeanine Kinsey, Andrew Bern, Greg Fuchs, Peter Palmer, Derek Rolle, Dick Linehan, Rhonda Sternberg, Benjamin Yen, Ching Mei-Yu

Contestants were:

Andy Bern “The Phone Call”
Greg Fuchs “Cats (not the musical)
Peter Palmer “Honey, Look What I Bought…”

Rhonda and Benjamin answered Table Topics Questions about their memories of 9/11.

And the winners are…

First Place – Peter Palmer
Second Place – Andrew Bern
Third Place – Greg Fuchs

Our Club Evaluation Contest is September 29th.

Our Area Contest is October 10th at 2pm

September 8, 2020 Weekly Meeting

In attendance: Jeanine, Brandon, Lois, Andy, Dick, Ben, Peter

Lois gave us a demonstration of several new Zoom tools where we all got to try and learn together.

Lois lead Table Topics with a Star Trek Theme:
Dick: What would you do if the Trouble with Tribbles came to you? 1:42
Brandon: Tell us about Mr. MUDD 1:04
Andy: Tell us about real technology that has come from Star Trek 1:05
Peter: Pick 2 more technology items that came from Star Trek 1:54
Ben: Mirror Mirror – how did the good guys pretend to be bad guys? 2:38
Jeanine: Khan – what was his deal? 1:05

Next week is our Humorous Speech Contest. Please contact Jeanine Kinsey if you are planning to compete, or can help run the contest.

September 1, 2020 Weekly Meeting

In attendance: Dick, Jeanine, Peter, Brandon, Lois, Greg F., Andy, Nick, Ben, Rhonda

Guests: Angela Abrams, Angel Mosley former TM

Word of the day: Respite: a period of temporary delay; an interval of rest or relief

Andy spoke about a moment that changed his life and taught him not to write legibily.

Dick led Table Topics with a theme of Famous Quotes

Brandon “Doc, you made a time machine out of a Delorian?!”
Peter “I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.”
Nick “General Custer, General Custer, can I have the rest of the day off?”
Andy “Here’s Johnny!”
Rhonda “We will assimilate you.”
Greg “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!”
Lois “Did you change your underwear today?”
Ben “Four score and seven years ago”
Jeanine “High explosives never maim”

Greg Fuchs provided an evaluation for Andy’s speech.

Lois led a quick session on evaluating Table Topics
Dick “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”
1 minute evaluations by: Peter and Andy

Rhonda “When this when COVID thing is done I’m going to…”
1 minute evaluations by: Greg and Jeanine

Winners for the day:
Best Functionary Intro: Jeanine
Best Table Topics: Lois
Best Table Topic Evaluation for Dick: Andy
Best Table Topic Evaluation for Rhonda: Jeanine

Peter reminded us that he needs help with the contests. he will run the Evaluation, and Jeanine will run Humorous.