The regular meeting of the Big “D” Toastmasters on June 17, 2010, was called to order at 6:30 p.m. with a quorum being present and Vice-President for Education Linda Martin presiding. With the person scheduled for the inspiration absent, Sergeant-at-Arms Frank Kozel promptly led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The business session started at 6:33, and John Sessions immediately moved that the minutes of the previous meeting not be read, which was seconded; by voice vote, this motion was overwhelmingly defeated. The minutes of the previous meeting were then approved as read. Treasurer Victoria Perez asked us once again to help with end of the meeting housekeeping. President Steve Patterson then announced the officer-installation dinner party and meeting will be on July 1 at his house and will be catered; details will follow. The business session ended at 6:42 with only Cliff Hutchin son’s unresolved motion as unfinished business.
Frank Kozel served as first-time Toastmaster of the Evening with the theme of “Honor ing Our Fathers on Father’s Day.” First-time Table Topicsmaster Jennifer Huch had time to ask questions of no less than six impromptu speakers. Prepared speeches were given by Vicky Tamez, President-elect Diane Kirksey, Brenna Smith, and Stew Carson. General Evaluator Steve Patterson managed the speech evaluations by Chase Miller, Essam El-Beik, Mac Smith, and John Sessions, and then evaluated the entire meeting.
The meetings awards were:
Best Table Topic—John Lawson
Best Prepared Speech—Brenna Smith
Best Speech Evaluation—Mac Smith
Outstanding Toastmaster of the Meeting—Jennifer Huch.
Stew Carson was also recognized for having just become the club’s latest Competent Communica tor.
Our guests were Craig Hargrove, Hunter Williams, former member Doris Bobo, Michelle Oh for the second time, and Big “D” friend Wanda Campbell. The meeting ended at 8:35 p.m., and a good time was had by all.