Fast Forward/Rewind – September 23, 2022

Welcome Sunrise Toastmasters!

Our Secretary, Toastmaster Kerstin Haase, opened the meeting sharing the latest news of the continued water crisis in Jacksonville Mississippi, resulting from the Pearl River flood due to storms that struck the state. Mindfully leading us into our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movemenr, Kerstin transitioned the meeting to the day’s Toastmaster Amelya Black. Amelya chose Aspire as the word of the day – to direct one’s goals, feelings, self awareness, to rise high. With thoughtful apriration the meeting began. 

Toastmaster Abudl Albazie introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Greg SuttonGreg’s speech titled “BURR – it’s warm in here”, was a sizzling speech that hit all the highlights when investing passive income into value based property investments. This was the second speech in the pathway and was a great speech, the title is very good and the information shared was very useful, was feedback shared by evaluator Abdul.  

Toastmaster Tanuja Reddy introduced our second speaker, Toastmaster Norris BassNorris’s speech titled “Downs and Autism” was insightful and thoughtful, taking us through memories of the initial experience seeing individuals with disabilities. Norris shared thoughtful insights, research and awareness. Wonderful speech, very touching, encouraging us to aspire to be present and mindful of others, was feedback shared by evaluator Tanuja.  

Toastmaster John Doggett hosted Table Topics, engaging the Toastmasters to share  experience based on random questions, strengthening our ability to compose thoughts and speak conversationally in a collected manner.

Toastmaster Summer Murphy served as General Evaluator, summarizing the meeting with thoughtful feedback and led the team’s sharing of feedback and reports. Toastmaster Karen Rhodes provided the Timer report and Toastmaster Dave Burr shared the Grammarian report – well done everyone!

Toastmaster Amelya thanked everyone for another great meeting, reviewed roles for next week, and transitioned the meeting back to Toastmaster Kerstin, who also thanked everyone for their participation in another amazing meeting, and closed the meeting on time. 

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 am, September 30 EST on Zoom. 

Toastmaster: Tim
Speaker 1: Maria
Speaker 2: Anu
Table Topics: Angela
Gen. Evaluator: Tanuja
Speaker 1 Eval: Norris
Speaker 2 Eval: Amelya
Timer: Summer
Grammarian: Kerstin