Cosmopolitan Toastmasters

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                               Learning to Follow:  Weekly Highlights


All information on this page is the swine truth.  Accusations of mendacity are sinister, pathetic and evil...Cosmo Pigglesworth


These News Highlights are written mainly for those who missed the last meeting and for those who wish to re-live the previous meeting.  Information about what happened during the business meeting can be found in the mendacious minutes by General Secretary Drewitz.  Finally, always check the schedule for assignments -which often change weekly.


DateLine- January 18th 2018:

Sixteen members and one guest, the youngest son of Peter McNiff, Pete McNiff showed up to give us 17 in attendance.  The business meeting had to do with club banners and signage (see GSD's actual, though mendacious, minutes).  President Dan Stong is getting mighty confident about Robert's Rules.  Education V.P., Bruce Wenger announced he is planning a "Introduction Night" in the near future. All speakers will take the usual 5-7 minutes to introduce a reasonably famous historical or living person as the next speaker.  He will announce the date soon.  TableTopics were led by the returning Paul Chamberlain from a lovely vacation in Hawaii, including a nuclear attack warning??  General Evaluator, Thomas Renick felt Ken Kollasch deserved the "Best TableTopic" award. 
Toastmaster, Paul Ahern, semi-introduced the following 4-speaker program:
Peter McNiff, a reinstated previous member, led with an 8:00 IceBreaker bringing newer and older members up to date on who he is.  Overall, Peter's life story impressed evaluator Bruce Wenger.  Peter's son looked as if some parts were left out.
Velma Lashbrook delivered another Bob Dylan type speech titled, "Every Grain of Sand."  It was from the advanced manual about storytelling.  She referenced the events of the 60's with Bob's poetic lyrics, which she read beautifully.  Her evaluator felt his was Velma's best speech and was a clear home run.  
 Next came Jacqueline Holder with "Patch Up Healthcare".  She tried to explain the secret how much to charge book held in a deep vault by hospitals.  She then compared our convoluted system to others like Germany and Canada.  Jacqueline's performance earned her the "Best Speaker" award in a very, very challenging field of speakers.  Her evaluator, George Heim, also walked away with the "Best Evaluator" award.
Taking up the rear, was John Drewitz with "Confessions of a Picky Trump Hater".  Hiding in a closet during his introduction, John came out and stated he dislikes Trump and his pathetic Trumpophile supporters.  They are crude, vulgar, foul, uncouth, etc.  Then came the bombshell from the progressive liberal GSD:  he gave "credit where credit is due" on some of President Trump's accomplishments, sending shock waves throughout the entire DoubleTree Hotel and beyond.  Evaluator, Sam Charchian, appreciated an outstanding delivery and a well-organized, semi-rational content.
Grammarian, Don Wolesky, entertained as usual with his report.

The Toastmaster for our NEXT meeting at the DoubleTree is James Dunn.       


note:  See schedule. If you are unable to attend a meeting especially when you are assigned an important role, it is your duty to contact others on the schedule and make arrangements to swap or get a volunteer to fill-in for you.  Do not leave the Toastmaster or General Evaluator holding the bag.  note: Remember, you can review the previous mendacious GSD meeting minutes here.    


Club Etiquette:  Put away cell phones.....take the floor (stand) when side conversations

If you missed a meeting, be sure to check General Secretary Drewitz' "Detailed Minutes" .........and always check the ever-changing "Cosmo-Schedule" page.