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 comprehensive minutes by Secretary Mitchell.  Finally, always check the schedule for assignments -which often change weekly.


WebMaster Sam is on Vacation.  Dateline: January 23rd, 2020 -Old Meeting Highlights:

Open:  President Velma Lashbrook opened the meeting with 11 members in our normal meeting room. 

Secretary Mitchell was missing the previous week, so he missed the unfinished business which was described here as:  "Orders of the Day left the following on the FLOOR (not on the table).  The unfinished motion is: whether we should buy one free meal for anyone who JOINS the club, while they attend their first meeting as a member.  This is the motion as amended left dangling on the floor."  warning: Some swine are planning to further amend to make this motion retroactive 50 years.

Committee Reports:  As usual, Education V.P. George Heim importuned (begged) members to use the automated TMScheduler.  Basically, go to the scheduler, then accept or reject your automatic 6-weeks of assignments.  Also, you will hopefully volunteer to fill vacated roles where applicable.  Call or email George if you need help.  

Also, Mr. Heim committed to attend the District TELE to learn about the role of Educ. V.P. and especially the Pathways Program.  All officers should do this. 

Treasurer, Bruce Wolfson, again announced that we are rich, with over $2,200 just sitting a checking account earning no interest.


note:  Here's a link to our website phone numbers and email addresses.  Let me know if there are any inaccuracies or changes.  Club Roster Page.   The page is normally protected. 

New Business:  Sam preempted his intended motion to form a committee headed by Membership V.P., Carl Reed, to form a "Make Cosmo515 Great Again" committee along with red hats for members of the committee. 

However, Sam Charchian moved to have a "Free Drink Night" to acquire the necessary supporting drinks for a Formal  Toast by either Stan Brown or Bruce Wenger in honor of the Impeachment of the hapless D.J. Trump.  There were amendments, objections, appeals, emotional debates, even an emotional diatribe by Stan Brown, etc.  Finally, Orders of the Day left this motion lingering on the floor (not the table). 

TableTopics were led by George Heim, who later honored Bruce Wenger as Best TT Responder. 


Toastmaster,  Paul Ahern darn near fell asleep as he introduced our TableTopic Chair, the Speakers, and General Evaluator.  Feeling quite soporific, he introduced some participants from the booth-sofa as he lay horizontal.  He was emulating the response by a few million viewer of the impeachment hearings as they fell into a hypnotic state of complete ennui.  Here's the program:

Jimmy James Dunn, led off with "Religion Via Karen Armstrong" in a lovely 6:32. This was a wonderfully philosophical speech about his evolutionary view on religion.  His evaluator, Sam Charchian, enjoyed this one, and Jim took the "Best Speaker" to boot.

Next came President Velma Lashbrook in barely legal 4:31 with "On A Clear Day, I can See Clearly."   This was about her battle with eyesight.  The attending mini-throng awarded Velma with "The Most Authentic Speaker".  Her evaluator, Tom Renick, took the "Best Evaluator" ribbon.

Grammarian, Bruce Wenger, was not pettifogging his report.

Next Meeting:  The Toastmaster for our next January 30th meeting is Bruce Wolfson Get to our scheduler to accept or reject your assigned roles here: Remember your username and password?

note: Club Roles and Duties are explained within this website here

Here is the current list of our new 2019-2020 Exec. Committee:

President:     Velma Lashbrook

Education V.P.       George Heim

Membership V.P. Carl Reed

Pub. Rel. V.P. Paul Ahern

Secretary         David Mitchell

Treasurer Bruce Wolfson

Sgt.-At-Arms James Dunn

Past President is      Bruce Wenger

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 Mitchell 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:  "Detailed Minutes" .........and always check the ever-changing "Cosmo-Schedule" page.