Rewind / Fast-Forward #10 [September 11-19]

Hello Sunrise Toastmasters Members and guests!


Rewind from September 11

Today’s meeting was held at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in AHEC meeting room 0030 and started at 7:00 AM. We had a total of 12 members and two guests present at our meeting. We also welcomed back Will as well as our Toastmasters Area 53 Director, Ms. Kimberly Bolden.

President Summer Murphy opened our meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and turned it over to Angela Ligon, Toastmaster for the morning. She set a reverent tone of reflection on this fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. She chose “ideate” as the word of the day and invited people to lead off a quick introduction with a cool idea.

The first speaker, Dustin Johnson, delivered his third speech in the Competent Communicator manual, titled “Why Not to Get Married.” Dustin gave us a glimpse of what an engagement and marriage to his sweetie could look like, but doesn’t yet, if he decides to choose that path for himself one day. The audience so enjoyed his courage, openness, and infusions of humor. The second speaker, Jenna Willingham, completed her fifth speech in the Competent Communicator manual, titled “Real.” She argued that authenticity can be cultivated by believing and writing a different story for yourself, for others, and for your world.


Summer Murphy led the club in a series of grounded, service-oriented Table Topics. We went six rounds in table topics before moving into evaluations. To wrap-up, thanks to Tim Murphy and Mike Stipanov for serving as evaluators, to Dave Burr for evaluating the meeting in general, and to Esther Khoury for serving as Timer/Grammarian.


Area Director Kimberly Bolden delivered one quick announcement regarding the upcoming area contest for evaluations: before even taking the stage, Dave Burr wins by default! :o)


Fast-Forward to September 19:


Please see the slated roles below

Toastmaster Summer Murphy
Speaker 1 Phil Stringer
Speaker 2 Lolita Henley
Table Topics Steve Stephens
General Evaluator Esther Khoury
Evaluator 1 Dustin Johnson
Evaluator 2 Jenna Willingham
Timer/Grammarian Walt Abele


Member Reminder: Please render your dues to Club Treasurer Steve Stephens.


Thank you all, enjoy your weekend in this Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.