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Tuesday February 9, 2021

Club Mission: We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Officers

President
Abraham Lincoln

VP of Education
James Buchanan

VP of Education
Franklin Roosevelt

VP of Membership
George Washington

VP of Public Relations
Member not found

Treasurer
Ian Chesterton

Secretary
Mickey Smith

Sgt. at Arms
Rory Williams

Webmaster
David F. Carr, DTM

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

7:15 PM Self introductions / informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time

7:40 PM Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

7:45 PM Toastmaster of the Day Juliette Gordon
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Dodo Chaplet
Ah Counter Johnny Lately
Grammarian Ian Chesterton
Watcher Open
Chat Monitor Open
Vote Counter Off Head
7:53 PM Speaker 1 John Tyler

"HUMOROUSLY SPEAKING" HUMOROUSLY SPEAKING: 3. Make Them Laugh
Speaker 2 Send Grid

"HUMOROUSLY SPEAKING" HUMOROUSLY SPEAKING: 4. Keep Them Laughing
Speaker 3 Open
Backup Speaker 1 Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

8:20 PM Topics Master Gus Schwartz
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
Each Table Topics Speaker  Green: 1  Yellow: 1:30  Red: 2

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

Member Inductions and Prospective Member Speeches

8:32 PM The Vice President of Membership leads this part of the meeting, which includes time for introducing new members and for speeches by prospective members. A prospective member who does not meet our default requirement for Toastmasters experience (more than 6 Toastmasters speeches) has the option of making a 3-5 minute speech about why that requirement should be waived.

8:37 PM General Evaluator David Testy
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Juliette Gordon
Evaluator 2 Open
Evaluator 3 Open
Each evaluator  Green: 2  Yellow: 2:30  Red: 3

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

8:57 PM President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:59 PM  Meeting officially ends.

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9:00 PM End