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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
Speaker:
Randy Ostreich, CC
Speaker:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Speaker:
John M. Quick
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
Grammarian:
John M. Quick
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, 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
Timer:
Kia Rainey
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Body Language Monitor:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Videographer:
Devin Dickerson
Grammarian:
John M. Quick
Leads word of the day contest.
Speaker:
Fernando Lopez, CC
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
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
Toastmaster of the Day:
Kia Rainey
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Timer:
Devin Dickerson
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
Speaker:
Lisa Schwartz
Speaker:
Marc Samet
Speaker:
John M. Quick
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.
Evaluator:
Garfield Pitter, CC
Evaluator:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, CL
Evaluator:
Brian Mikosz

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
Body Language Monitor:
Kia Rainey
Videographer:
Topics Master:
Marc Samet
Humorist:
Speaker:
Devin Dickerson
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
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

Friday January 5, 2018 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Devin Dickerson
Toastmaster of the Day:
Todd Lesk
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Timer:
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Videographer:
Stephen Carr (guest)
Grammarian:
Daniel C. Prudhomme, CTM, CTM
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, CL
Humorist:
Speaker:
Stacey Cohen
Speaker:
Devin Dickerson
Speaker:
Fernando Lopez, CC
Backup Speaker:
Lorraine Campbell, ACB
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:
David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator:
Randy Ostreich, CC
Evaluator:
Marc Samet

Theme/Words

NEW BEGINNINGS

Vision [vizh-uh n] noun

1.the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.

2.the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be.

3.an experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present, often under the influence of a divine or other agency.

Perspective [per-spek-tiv] noun

1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.

2.the state of existing in space before the eye.

3.the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship.

4.a mental view or prospect.

Friday January 12, 2018 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Invocation:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Andrew Bern, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Stacey Cohen
Timer:
Devin Dickerson
Body Language Monitor:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Grammarian:
Kia Rainey
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Not Available
Humorist:
Not Available
Speaker:
Marilyn Brown, DTM
Speaker:
Bruce Pockey, ACG, CL
Speaker:
John M. Quick
Speaker:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Backup Speaker:
Not Available
General Evaluator:
Not Available
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:
Not Available
Evaluator:
Not Available
Evaluator:
Not Available

Theme/Words

Theme - LEARNING

Erudite [er-yoo-dahyt, er-oo-] adjective

1.characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly:

Inculcate [in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt] verb (used with object)

1.to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in):

2.to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with)

Wednesday January 17, 2018 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 January 19, 2018 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Greeter:
Michael Christie
Invocation:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Marc Samet
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Devin Dickerson
Timer:
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Videographer:
Diane Diamantis, CC, CL
Grammarian:
Fernando Lopez, CC
Leads word of the day contest.
Topics Master:
Nardia Aldridge, CC, CL
Humorist:
Backup Speaker:
General Evaluator:
Lisa Schwartz
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:
David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator:
Garfield Pitter, CC

Theme/Words

THEME: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jim-Crow [jim-kroh] noun

1. A practice or policy of segregating or discriminating against black people, as in public places, public vehicles, or employment.

2. Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.

civil rights - plural noun, (often initial capital letters)

1. Rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group.

2. The rights to full legal, social, and economic equality extended to blacks.