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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
Self introductions / informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time
Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day
Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day
Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day
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
President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm
Meeting officially ends.
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.
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.
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