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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

Friday December 8, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Invocation:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Michelle Boyer
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Lisa Schwartz
Timer:
Bruce Goldfarb, CC, CL
Vote Counter:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Body Language Monitor:
Marc Samet
Videographer:
Lorenzo White
Grammarian:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Humorist:
Not Available
Speaker:
Kia Rainey
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Speaker:
Michael Christie
Backup Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
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:
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:
Toastmaster of the Day:
David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Timer:
Kia Rainey
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Not Available
Humorist:
Not Available
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Speaker:
Michelle Boyer
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Backup Speaker:
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
Evaluator:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Evaluator:

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:
Invocation:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Kia Rainey
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Timer:
Vote Counter:
David F. Carr, DTM
Body Language Monitor:
Videographer:
Michael Christie
Grammarian:
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Randy Ostreich
Humorist:
Speaker:
Lisa Schwartz
Speaker:
Marc Samet
Speaker:
John M. Quick, ACB, CL
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
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:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Theme/Words

Monthly Theme - Holiday

Fervor – intense and passionate feeling

Hymns – a religious song that Christians sing in church.

Friday December 29, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Invocation:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Nardia Aldridge
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Timer:
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Videographer:
Grammarian:
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Humorist:
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
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:
Evaluator:

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