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General Evaluation March 11 2015

Written by Mike,

GENERAL EVALUATOR report

Nepean Wingtalkers meeting March 11, 2015

 

Start:

  • We had nine attendees, including Hanna and Benjamin who officially joined (along with David in absentia) at the conclusion of the meeting; all agenda roles were filled in advance
  • Since the season technically starts late next week, Darryl explained his take on the meeting theme of ‘Spring Thaw’ with an anticipatory perspective, reinforced by the current brief spell of weather

Summary of roles:

  • Incoming member Hanna provided an evocative word of the day, BLOSSOM
  • Cathy’s Toast observed the joy of pending spring thaw, infusing her comments with an uncommon dose of humour
  • Mike’s Jokes covered the consequences of spring fever and snappy comebacks on a spring morning
  • Isabelle took Bill’s suggested Table Topics questions, provided a review of how Table Topics works, and led us in a round with all participating

Summary re G.E. report:

  • Mike obtained reports from Cathy (Timer), Hanna (Grammarian), and Gerald (Ah Counter) (who noted the difference in tracking for new members as opposed to longer term members)
  • Jim challenged us with a variety of Quizmaster questions
  • Mike noted the added value during Table Topics of Isabelle providing segue point/counterpoint commentary

Other comments:

  • Under Notices for the Good of Toastmasters, Darryl brought up the suggestion that during the G.E. report the presentation order be altered to shift the Timer report to third; Jim (as Area Governor) reminded that the Area speech contest is this evening, with Cathy competing in Table Topics and Gerald taking on International Speech Contest Chair

 

 

General Evaluation Jan 7 2015

Written by Mike,

GENERAL EVALUATOR report

Nepean Wingtalkers meeting January 7, 2015

 

Start:

  • Despite the absence of a number of members, we started on time our first meeting of 2015 with a filled agenda except for speaker & evaluator
  • Gerald provided the seasonal backdrop for the theme of ‘Back in the Saddle’

Summary of roles:

  • Darryl provided a positive spirited word of the day, FORTITUDE
  • Jim’ Toast included a musical preamble tribute to Roy Rogers
  • Mike told Kowshy’s forwarded joke (as she was unable to attend) which was for the birds
  • Cathy led us in a double round of Table Topics, tying into the meeting theme via references to western iconic performers of the past

Summary re G.E. report:

  • Mike obtained reports from Jim (Timer), Darryl (Grammarian & Ah Counter)
  • Cathy challenged us with several Quizmaster questions

Other comments:

  • Under Notices for the Good of Toastmasters there was discussion about the forthcoming TLI training session in Orleans on Saturday the 24th; also, Jim announced that the next Area speech contest is scheduled for early March
  • The next Club Executive meeting is tentatively set for Wednesday the 21st

 

 

 

 

GENERAL EVALUATOR report October 14, 2014

Written By Isabelle,
Margo was the Toastmaster for the October 15, 2014 meeting. It was the first time Margo filled in this role and she did it with great proud and confidence. Margo introduced the theme she selected for the meeting: ‘Taking Time to Celebrate’. Margo highlighted the importance of taking the time to celebrate big and small accomplishements. She indicated that she often celebrates even the smallest things, such as the weekend coming up, with her family at home.
Gerald the Grammarian, presented the word he selected for the meeting: “juvenescent”. This adjective means being or becoming young and youthful. This word was well chosen and in line with the theme. Cathy presented the Toast and we each raised our glass and made a toast to “Celebrating the important things”. The meeting continued with the Joke presented by Gerald.
As there was no speech, the meeting continued with two rounds of table topics. During the first round of table topics, members picked an occasion and had to discuss why they would like to have a holiday for that occasion. Some examples of these occasions included the graduation day, medical check-up, start of the school year, and first day of autumn. For the second round of table topics, members picked two words which were antonyms. These two words had to be integrated in their table topics related to a holiday or special occasion they celebrated. The second table topics was very challenging for everyone and really made us think.
Isabelle, the General Evaluator, then called for reports. Mike, the Timer, Gerald, the Grammarian, and Cathy, the Ah-Counter, provided their reports. Isabelle then evaluated the meeting and Bill was the Quizmaster.
The meeting concluded with the annoucement that next week, our Area Governor, Jim Kelly, will be visiting us. Also, Cathy, who was in second place at the Area 4 Humorous Speech Contests on October 7, will advance to the Division A Contests which will take place on Sunday, October 19.

Location Change

The meetings have been permanently moved to 130 Colonnade.