Club Meeting Summary

Scale:  Underlined is the word of the day; bold face is the theme.  These summaries were begun at the collective suggestion of Sally Jones and Carol Walters; not all meetings nor all elements but just some highlights.  See what you may have missed.  Judy Groff, the secretary since July 2017, is continuing these, and some will be featured here.

    The May 17th meeting was pulsating from the start, with TM Burton Hodges revealing that his mom let him avoid hypertension at an early age with an occasional staying home from school. She called it a “mental health meeting.” Speaker Don Groff shared his nurturing of container-grown flowers so that his audience could avoid flowers simply turning brown to die. Speaker Ron Climer shared secrets of success gleaned from attending real estate seminars: show up with enthusiasm, shut up and listen, and keep moving on. Sally Jones had table topic prompts dealing with “free doctors” like diet and the sun. TT responder Jeff Jones pivoted on how his “son” helps his health by being so enjoyable. What a wonderful way to start a less stressful day!

     July 12, 2017:  All the new officers took over their roles today. Sally Jones was Toastmaster. She chose “Making the Most of Toastmasters” as her theme of the day. We would find out later how this would play out. Betty McCallister was our main speaker. She did a speech entitled “The Successful Negotiator.” She gave a very informative talk stressing how to get to the Win-Win position we all strive to achieve in every negotiation. Betty stressed that to be successful, you must know your own priorities, understand the problem, and know the needs of the other person. At the end, she did a demonstration of how to use the 6 step strategy to be successful.
Carol Walters did Table Topics and had three open ended questions that elicited entertaining responses.
      Following the meeting, a planning group met to organize an Open House meeting planned for August 23. More will come from this initiative at next meeting.
     Judy was presented the Advanced Communicator Bronze Certificate at the end of the meeting.