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Monday August 5, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Roger Fung, DTM
Ah Counter:
Joy Knudsen, DTM
Grammarian:
Graham Cairns, DTM
Watcher:
David F. Carr, DTM
Chat Monitor:
Monica Tucker, DTM
Vote Counter:
Clarissa Douthit, ACS, ALS, LDREXC
Speaker:
Debra Spears
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Jacinta D. Watkins-Lamontagne, DTM, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Elaine Nieberding, DL4
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Evaluator:
Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, DTM

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

The theme of the meeting – Work Like a Dog Day

The Word of the Day – Productive

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:15:00 -0400

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Posted by David F. Carr on February 5, 2019

Monday August 12, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Back to School

Word of the Day: Detention (noun)

  • a form of punishment in which a pupil is detained after school
  • the withholding of something belonging to or claimed by another
  • custody or confinement, esp of a suspect awaiting trial
  • the act of detaining or state of being detained

From Fast Times at Ridgemont High: https://youtu.be/6J8__fWphE0

From Back to School: https://youtu.be/JhymxbEUGvk

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 19:15:00 -0400

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Posted by David F. Carr on February 12, 2019

Monday August 19, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Lemons and Lemonade

Word of the Day:

Prescriptive (adj) conveying specific directives, as in “prescriptive advice”

Not to be confused with “proscriptive,” which means approximately the opposite, to proscribe or forbid a course of action.

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:15:00 -0400

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Posted by David F. Carr on February 19, 2019

Saturday August 24, 2019 12:30 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 12:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 1:00 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
The Timer tracks the time for each portion of the meeting and signals the speakers and functionaries so they know when their time is up. For green/yellow/red visual cues, please use an object as big as your head or a similarly prominent webcam effect. For an audible cue, tapping a pencil or a knife against a glass produces a chime that is not too distracting.
Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:
Backup Speaker:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 2:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:30:00 -0400
Posted by Roger Fung on July 22, 2019

Monday August 26, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: August 26th Make Your Own Luck!

WOD: Luck Noun A force that brings good fortune or .. adversity!
To come up with something by chance.

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:15:00 -0400

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on February 26, 2019

Monday September 2, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

extemporize

play

verb ik-STEMP-puh-ryze

Definition

1 : to do something extemporaneously : improvise; especially : to compose, perform, or speak extemporaneously

2 : to get along in a makeshift manner

Did You Know?

Extemporize means to say or do something on the spur of the moment, an appropriate meaning given the word’s history. Extemporize was coined by adding the suffix -ize to Latin ex tempore, meaning “instantaneously” or “on the spur of the moment.” Ex tempore, in turn, was formed by combining ex and the noun tempus, meaning “time.” Incidentally, ex tempore was also borrowed wholesale into English (where it means “extemporaneously”). Other descendants of Latin ex tempore include the now rare extemporal and extemporary (both synonyms of extemporaneous), and as you have no doubt guessed by now, extemporaneous itself.

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:15:00 -0400

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on March 2, 2019

Monday September 9, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme of the Day – Beauty of Simplicity

Word of the Day – Elegant

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:15:00 -0400

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on March 9, 2019

Monday September 16, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of the existing states of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia. But then Singapore was expelled on 9 August 1965, after two years being a part of Malaysia.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Day

Words of the Day: Baba, Nyonya

Peranakans are an ethnic group descended from Chinese settlers from the southern provinces who came to the Malay archipelago… between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Peranakan commonly refer to themselves as Baba-Nonya. The term Baba is an honorific for Straits Chinese men. Nyonya is a Malay and Indonesian honorific used to refer to a foreign married lady.

Usage: Refer to the males in the meeting as Babas and the females as Nyonyas. They are both nouns.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:15:00 -0400

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on March 16, 2019

Monday September 23, 2019 7:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Ah Counter:
Grammarian:
Watcher:
Chat Monitor:
Vote Counter:
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Topics Master:
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Theme and Word of the Day

Since we haven’t done it in awhile, we’re going to reprise our “Hats Night” meeting theme. Feel free to wear your favorite bowler, bonnet, boater, or other headgear to the meeting; your hat can reflect your heritage, your culture, your hobby, or anyting else that helps define who “you” are! Heads up! (In case you haven’t guessed, the word of the day is simply “hat”.)

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Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:15:00 -0400

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Posted by David F. Carr on March 23, 2019

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:15 PM to 3:34 AM EDT
 

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 12:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 12:45 pm.

Toastmaster of the Day:
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
The Timer tracks the time for each portion of the meeting and signals the speakers and functionaries so they know when their time is up. For green/yellow/red visual cues, please use an object as big as your head or a similarly prominent webcam effect. For an audible cue, tapping a pencil or a knife against a glass produces a chime that is not too distracting.
Speaker:
Speaker:
Speaker:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 2 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Event date is past

Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:11 +0000 last time: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:15:00 -0400
Posted by Roger Fung on September 24, 2019