Sunrise Toastmasters Rewind 09-19-14 & Fast Forward 09-26-14

Below is a quick rewind of our meeting held on Friday Sept 19, 2014. The meeting was held at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in a meeting room NT102A and started at 7:00 a.m.

We had a total of 12 members present at our meeting.President Angela Ligon opened the meeting with an ARRRG for National Pirates Day, and then turned it over to Toastmaster for the morning Dave Burr. Dave’s word of the day was “Idealistic“.  Dave discussed how while we can hope for idealistic situations, we can keep our sense of reality by following the money.

Phil Stringer gave the first speech of the day on the proposed “Education Tax” from competent communication manual (project #9 Persuade with Power).  It was a thoroughly researched talk about the need for additional education funding, and how just a 1/4 cent sales tax increase could improve the ability for state educators to deliver education to our children.

Dramaine Freeman gave our second speech of the day titled “I Must Trust Him” to fulfill assignment #3 from his advance manual – Interpretive Reading.   This was a moving recitation from a first person perspective accounting Peter’s dilemma in trusting Jesus.  The use of tone, volume, and vocal variety highlighted an impressive presentation of a difficult assignment.

Angela Ligon lead Table Topics, covering movie quotes, favorite movies, and what actor/actress would be a best fit to play the role of you in a movie about your life.

Thanks to Alvin Powell and Ying Na for serving as evaluators and to Tim Murphy for being general evaluator.  Thanks to Ying Na for serving double duty as Timer/Grammarian.

Business item:
– Membership dues are coming up. Submit  payment of $ 42.00 to Steve Stephens, except if you are new member.
Below is the summary of our upcoming meeting on Friday Sept. 26, 2014.  Toastmaster Summer Murphy will be leading the meeting, and all roles have been confirmed.

Toastmaster               Summer Murphy
Speaker 1                    Ying Na
Speaker 2                    Alvin Powell
Table Topics               Joe Stack
Gen.Evaluator             Robert Hickling
Speaker Evaluator       Brett Williams
Speaker Evaluator       Tim Murphy
Grammarian/Timer     Phil Stringer