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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- December 13th 2018 Meeting Highlights:

Thirteen members showed up for "Book Exchange Night".  Whispers started at 6:00, "Where's Leader Bruce?" First Vice President Velma, was starting to sweat, but did her duty by taking the gavel and leading the business meeting.   To learn what happened during business, the somewhat mendacious minutes of the business meeting will be presented by General Secretary Drewitz at our next meeting.  It was mostly about clarifying that if you steal material from one source, that's plagiarism (bad), if you steal from several sources, that's research (good).

Committee Reports:  Education V.P., Velma Lashbrook proudly announced that she attended the special District 6 TM Leadership Institute event (a TLI) in Eden Prairie.  Sadly, believing they already are leaders, our otherwise lethargic executive committee members (leaders) did not attend.  Sad.

Velma had recently suggested a IceBreaker Night early next year to be given by long-time members.  She had asked for 4 speakers and got 4 volunteers immediately.  She will set the participants and date soon.  Velma also announced that the "Tall Tales/Area Speech Contest" will be announced soon. 

Once again, Sargent-at-Arms, Bruce Wolfson having set up a rotating dinner menu with the hotel, we were treated with another new and somewhat exciting menu.

Challenging and thoughtful TableTopics were presented by Ken Kollasch.  For this special event, there were no trophies or ribbons presented for any role. 

Toastmaster John (GSD) Drewitz led the special Book Exchange program as follows:  note:  Each speaker brought their book to show during their presentation.  The book presentations were limited to 3-4 minutes. 

Bruce Wolfson (3:07) led off with "Crime & Punishment"

Paul Chamberlain (4:14) presented "The Opposite of Loneliness"

Velma Lashbrook (4:17) presented "Over Here"

James Dunn (3:15) offered "Destined for War"

Don Wolesky (4:14) presented "Holy Ghost"

George Heim (5:27) offered "The Screwtape Letters"

Paul Ahern (3:59) presented "Murder Has a Public Face"

John Drewitz (2:40) presented "One Summer; America 1927"

Stan Brown took the rear with "Between Opportunities" and "An Easy       Crossword Puzzle Book".

General Evaluator, Paul Chamberlain, briefly evaluated each presentation.

Grammarian, Engineer Tom Renick did an outstanding job as Grammarian.

Sadly, our closing thought for the day was a somewhat hateful rant against President Trump.

Next week:  The Toastmaster next meeting is Sam Charchian.

Reminder: Here is the list of our new Exec. Committee:

President:   Bruce Wenger

Education V.P.       Velma Lashbrook

Membership V.P. George Heim

Pub. Rel. V.P. Glenn Adams

Secretary John (GSDL) Drewitz

Treasurer Spence Olson

Sgt. At Arms Bruce Wolfson

Past President is      Dan Stong

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.