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Friday November 3, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Invocation:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
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:

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
Invocation:
Stacey Cohen
Toastmaster of the Day:
David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Cristina Attai, CC
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Todd Lesk
Topics Master:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, CL
Humorist:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Randy Ostreich, CC
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:
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, CC, CL
Backup Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Evaluator:
Randy Ostreich, CC
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
Body Language Monitor:
Todd Lesk
Videographer:
David F. Carr, DTM
Grammarian:
Lisa Schwartz
Leads word of the day contest.
Humorist:
Lois Margolin, 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:
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

Friday December 8, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Invocation:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Ah Counter:
Lisa Schwartz
Timer:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Vote Counter:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Body Language Monitor:
Marc Samet
Topics Master:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Humorist:
Not Available
Backup Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
General Evaluator:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, 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:
Stacey Cohen
Evaluator:
David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme - Holiday

Poinsettia - (Noun) – small Mexican shrub with large snowy scarlet bracts surrounding the small yellow flowers, popular as a houseplant at Christmas

Yule – (Noun) – Festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples. Changed over time to mean Christmas season.

Friday December 15, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Todd Lesk
Toastmaster of the Day:
David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Cristina Attai, CC
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
General Evaluator:
Marc Samet
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, CC
Evaluator:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Topics Master:
Stacey Cohen

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme - Holiday

Karamu – celebration of unity within the African-American family, community, and nation. Swahili term meaning “unity feast”

Menorah – a sacred candelabrum with seven branches used in Jewish worship, one with 8 branches and a central socket used at Hanukkah. Symbol of Judaism

Wednesday December 20, 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 December 22, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Ah Counter:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Vote Counter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Videographer:
Michael Christie
Grammarian:
Stacey Cohen
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Randy Ostreich, CC
Humorist:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Marilyn Brown, 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.

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme - Holiday

Meeting Theme - Multicultural Holiday Celebrations

Fervor /ˈfərvər/ – intense and passionate feeling

Hymns /himz/– a religious song that Christians sing in church.

Friday December 29, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Toastmaster of the Day:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, CL
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Stacey Cohen
Timer:
Randy Ostreich, CC
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Videographer:
Topics Master:
Marc Samet
Humorist:
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, 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.

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme - Holiday

Nostalgia – an affectionate feeling you have for the past, especially for a particularly happy time.

Reflection – careful thought about a particular subject; an image you can see in a mirror or in a glass of water