President Summer Murphy opened the meeting with great wisdom about how police violence disproportionately affecting black individuals in certain contexts is a manifestation of racism and the historical marginalization of black communities, leading us to our minute of silence in recognition and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Summer cleared any doubts about the bias flag and encouraged us to use it to support our journey of becoming better speakers, and transitioned the meeting over to Toastmaster Dave Burr. Dave chose Cliché as the word of the day. What unique talents!
Toastmaster Norris Bass introduced our speaker, Toastmaster Tim Murphy. Tim gave an interactive high school reunion speech, inspiring us to evoke nostalgia, celebrate achievements, and inspire classmates to reconnect and support one another. Norris and the entire group gave their thoughts and provided feedback on areas of excellence and improvement. Wow, well put together!
Table Topic Master, Toastmaster Kerstin Haase, led an engaging question-and-answer session and encouraged everyone to participate—everyone did!—challenging Toastmasters to organize their thoughts quickly and spontaneously. Marvelous session, Kerstin!
Toastmaster Angela Marsh led the evaluation portion, summarizing the breakfast of champions portion of the meeting with thoughtful insights. Toastmaster Karen Rhodes delivered the Timer report. Toastmaster Summer Murphy shared the Grammarian report. Good job, team!
Dave reviewed roles for next week and transitioned the meeting to our president to close the meeting.
The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 a.m. on September 15, EST. If you would like to join our meeting as a guest, contact us for the meeting link.
The roles for the next meeting are as follows:
Speaker 1: Greg
Speaker 2: Angela
Table Topics: Savannah
Gen. Evaluator: Maria
Evaluator 1: Tim
Evaluator 2: Renuka