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 – 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 – March 23, 2021

***WE WILL HAVE A NEW ZOOM LINK FOR OUR NEXT MEETING DUE TO A ZOOM BOMBER***

I will send this out separately and update the WhatsApp group as well.

Here are the minutes from today’s discussion.   If you were not there, we would love your feedback on the questions we discussed.

We will have a business meeting on April 6th where we need everyone to attend so that we can vote on going to a Hybrid meeting format, as well as some budget items.  You cannot vote absentee, so even if you can only join for a little while, or by phone, please do.

Present: Jeanine, Dick, Nick, Peter, Aimee, Lois

Open Discussion: Why did you join Outspoken Toastmasters, and why do you stay?

Aimee – Joined because there were familiar people. She stayed because she has seen so many people come and grow, and now we are group of experienced toastmasters, as well as the new members who take on the challenge of TM. She loves that we have built a different culture through our social events.

Dick – He was a TM before and found us and felt we wee advanced.  He enjoys seeing the speeches and evaluations, and has fun. He belongs to a meet up group on photography with 50-60 people.

Nick – He fisrt heard about TM when he was looking to improve his public speaking and speaking in general.  His father came with him to his first meeting and he kept coming because it helped him with issues he didn’t even realize he had and has helped him grow. He stays becasue we keep helping and because we are supportive.

Peter – His first intro to TM was with Club Awesome in 2004 and learned about Ah Counters.  It was 2012 before he found Outspoken.  He came because it was a lunch club at Wings Plus and was convenient for him. He stayed because of the core group of experienced speakers that he has learned from. We usually have a good mix of people and enjoys the fresh perspectives from newer members. He uses TM to test new material. As Area Director he got to see other clubs and considers us an advanced club compared to others he visited.  Lots of leaders to learn from. He plans to be here for the long haul! He enjoyed the social events like the escape rooms as well and feels that helps to gel our group.

Jeanine – Started the club to be convenient for me.

Lois – She joined because she was at the top in her club.  She found menotrs inthis club to helpe with her business and TM.  It really is an advanced club and she can test material. She stays beause she loves the people and the time.

Key words that discribe our club:

Experience
Ability to mentor
different cultures
Adanced
Fun
Supportive
Test presentation material
Test new stories
Social events
convenient
TIMELY – 1 hour
Leadership Development
Effective and supportive evaluations
Family
Mentorship
Leaders including International and District

Key take aways –

we have a lot of advanced members

Lois: maybe we pick one meeting a month and do an advanced workshop that we could invite people to.

If we start meeting back at Wings Plus, would you be able to join? Most on the call said late April to early May.

Those on the call generally feel that if we decide to go hybrid, we need to make that official and not make a public notice that we will revisit it before the next dues cycle.

We need to have an official business meeting in 2 weeks to vote on going Hybrid at the end of April, and discuss how we want to present ourselves.  It was generally agreed that we don’t want to change our status to an Advanced Club with TI, but we want to focus on having advanced speakers, leaders and evaluators.  We may also want to consider changing our meeting format to 2 speakers to allow for more time for feedback for the speakers each week.

If you have video cameras, tripod or a microphone that we might be able to use for a couple of weeks until wee see what we need to purchase, please let us know.

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 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

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2020

In attendance today: Brandon Kinsey, Lois Margolin, Dick Linehan, Benjamin Yen, Jeanine Kinsey, Andrew Bern, Matt Kinsey, Nicholas Delfino, Greg Fuchs, Aimee Roger, Derek Rolle.

Today, we welcomed a new member to the club. Derek Rolle was voted in and is official now.

Andy spoke on Humor and Lois talked about communication in her organization.

Nick led us in Table Topics and encouraged our members to “color your world” with creative topics. Brandon won for convincing a blind lady why she should buy a Midway Blue Car.

Jeanine and Nick provided evaluations for our speakers.

Brandon reminded everyone that the District is holding a TLI on August 15th and everyone should attend if possible. We discussed the International Convention which will be free and held August 24th-29th, and we discussed assigning the club proxy for the International Business Meeting. Brandon and Jeanine can carry the proxies as the President and Secretary, but the club has agreed to assign the proxy to Matt Kinsey, DTM.

Please remember to sign up for next week’s meeting at http://outspokentoastmasters.org/rsvpmaker/toastmasters-meeting-2020-07-21/