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Friday October 6, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Invocation:
Maylonie Gordon
Toastmaster of the Day:
Nardia Aldridge
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Gordon Smith, CC, CL
Timer:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Vote Counter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Body Language Monitor:
Marc Samet
Videographer:
Ty Chau
Grammarian:
Kia Rainey
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Todd Lesk
Humorist:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Speaker:
Garfield Pitter, CC
Speaker:
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Maylonie Gordon
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator:
Stacey Cohen
Evaluator:

Theme/Words

THEME - FINANCE

Fiduciary [fi-doo-shee-er-ee, -dyoo-] plural fiduciaries.

noun

1. A person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.

adjective

2. Of, based on, or in the nature of trust and confidence, as in public affairs

3. Depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money.

Frugal [froo-guh l] adjective

1. Economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful

2. Entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty:

Friday October 13, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Nardia Aldridge
Toastmaster of the Day:
Cristina Attai, CC
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Diane Diamantis, CC, CL
Timer:
John Coleman Ritchie
Vote Counter:
Ty Chau
Body Language Monitor:
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Nardia Aldridge
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Marc Samet
Humorist:
Speaker:
Randy Ostreich
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Stacey Cohen
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Kia Rainey
Evaluator:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Evaluator:

Theme/Words

THEME: Columbus

Sextant [sek-stuh nt] noun

An astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, especially the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars.

Indigenous [in-dij-uh-nuh s] adjective

1. Originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to).

2. Innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to).

Wednesday October 18, 2017 8:00 PM
Host:
Responsible for organizing, making sure all roles are filled, choosing guest speaker, and hosting the entire meeting
Greeter:
Responsible for welcoming callers from 7:55-8pm. Conducts roll call at 8 pm, then introduces the host
Timer:
Keeps everything on time
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters

Guest speaker, chosen by the host

Guest Speaker

Not set

General Evaluator:
Provides overview of call. Sharing areas to be praise and recommendations for improvement.
Closer:
Responsible for closing the call, providing updates and announcements

Book Selection

Not set

Event Types:

Friday October 20, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Toastmaster of the Day:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Marc Samet
Timer:
Randy Ostreich
Vote Counter:
John Coleman Ritchie
Body Language Monitor:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Kia Rainey
Leads word of the day contest.

Topics Master:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL

Humorist:
Not Available

Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Speaker:
Lisa Schwartz
Speaker:
Stacey Cohen
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Nardia Aldridge
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Diane Diamantis, CC, CL
Evaluator:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Evaluator:
Daniel C. Prudhomme, CTM, CTM

Theme/Words

THEME - COMPETITION

Remonstrate [ri-mon-streyt]

verb (used with object)

1. To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.

2. Obsolete. to show.

verb (used without object)

3. To present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.

Master [mas-ter, mah-ster]

noun

1. A person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something

Friday October 27, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Invocation:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Toastmaster of the Day:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Kia Rainey
Timer:
Ty Chau
Vote Counter:
Body Language Monitor:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Lisa Schwartz
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
David F. Carr, DTM
Humorist:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Speaker:
Kia Rainey
Speaker:
Randy Ostreich
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
John Coleman Ritchie
Evaluator:
Lorenzo White
Evaluator:
Garfield Pitter, CC

Theme/Words

THEME - HALLOWEEN

Apparition [ap-uh-rish-uh n] noun

1. A supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith

2. Anything that appears, especially something remarkable or startling

3. An act of appearing; manifestation

4. Astronomy. the appearance or time when a comet, especially a periodic one, is visible

Macabre or macaber [muh-kah-bruh, -kahb, -kah-ber] adjective

1. Gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible

2. Of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death, especially its grimmer or uglier aspect

3. Of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death

Friday November 3, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Invocation:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Toastmaster of the Day:
Ty Chau
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Todd Lesk
Timer:
Lisa Schwartz
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Stacey Cohen
Videographer:
David F. Carr, DTM
Grammarian:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Diane Diamantis, CC, CL
Humorist:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Speaker:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Speaker:
Marc Samet
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Kia Rainey
Evaluator:
Cristina Attai, CC

Theme/Words

Theme - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Chronology [kruh-nol-uh-jee] noun

1.the sequential order in which past events occur.

2.a statement of this order.

Synchronize [sing-kruh-nahyz] verb (used with object)

1.to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another:

2.to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together:

Friday November 10, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael J. Caserta, CC at least?
Invocation:
Stacey Cohen
Toastmaster of the Day:
David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Cristina Attai, CC
Timer:
Michelle Boyer
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Todd Lesk
Videographer:
John Coleman Ritchie
Grammarian:
Kia Rainey
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Nardia Aldridge
Humorist:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Speaker:
Marc Samet
Speaker:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Randy Ostreich
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator:
Garfield Pitter, CC
Evaluator:
Not Available

Theme/Words

THEME - THANKSGIVING

Libation [lahy-bey-shuh n] noun

1.a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.

2.the liquid poured out.

3.Often Facetious.

a. an intoxicating beverage, as wine, especially when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.

b. an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.

Indigenous [in-dij-uh-nuh s] adjective

1.originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country;

2.innate; inherent; natural

Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:00 PM
Host:
Responsible for organizing, making sure all roles are filled, choosing guest speaker, and hosting the entire meeting
Greeter:
Responsible for welcoming callers from 7:55-8pm. Conducts roll call at 8 pm, then introduces the host
Timer:
Keeps everything on time
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters
Summary Presenter:
Each presenter delivers a 3-minute summary on specific chapters

Guest speaker, chosen by the host

Guest Speaker

Not set

General Evaluator:
Provides overview of call. Sharing areas to be praise and recommendations for improvement.
Closer:
Responsible for closing the call, providing updates and announcements

Book Selection

Not set

Event Types:

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Invocation:
Toastmaster of the Day:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Ty Chau
Timer:
Stacey Cohen
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Humorist:
Speaker:
Lisa Schwartz
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker:
Nardia Aldridge
Backup Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
General Evaluator:
Kia Rainey
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Randy Ostreich
Evaluator:
Cristina Attai, CC
Evaluator:
Marc Samet

 

Theme: Giving Thanks

Words of the Day

Settler (noun): a person who settles in a new country or area.

Black Friday (noun): the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days because of discounts offered by retailers

Friday December 1, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Invocation:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Timer:
Lorenzo White
Vote Counter:
John Coleman Ritchie
Body Language Monitor:
Todd Lesk
Videographer:
David F. Carr, DTM
Grammarian:
Lisa Schwartz
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Michelle Boyer
Humorist:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Speaker:
Randy Ostreich
Speaker:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Speaker:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Stacey Cohen
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian's report (1 minute). Asks for Body Language Monitor's report (1 minute, plus awarding of Best Gestures Ribbon). Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator:
Marc Samet
Evaluator:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme – Holiday

December 1

Advent - (Noun) – arrival of a notable person, thing or event

Festive – (adjective) – cheerful and jovially celebratory