05/23/11¬† The Toastmasters Speech Craft Class held at Miller‚Äôs Senior Living Community has come to an end.¬†¬† Cindy Flagg acted as Toastmaster during the last class which was held Wednesday, May 18.¬† Iris Jenney was the Table Topics Master and asked questions about ‚ÄúPets‚ÄĚ.¬† Three minute impromptu speeches were given by Flagg, Houin, Jenney, Marianne Peters, Katie Kubley, Helen Overmyer, Mae Mikesell, Audrey Franklin, and Sharon Miller-Cudney.¬†¬†
Everyone participated in the General Evaluation and discussed the positive reinforcement they had taken from Toastmasters during the six weeks Speech Craft Class.¬† Many felt it had boosted their self esteem and they were now better prepared to speak before a group of people if the occasion arose.¬† They also agreed that they enjoyed hearing others speak about things that were important to them and had learned more about their fellow classmates.¬† They also agreed that the time structure of Toastmasters helped them stay on track during the meeting.¬† It was decided by Flagg and the residents present that a form of Toastmasters would continue on a weekly basis.¬† While it will no longer be under the direction of Houin; Flagg will reside over the meeting and have topics for the group to discuss and speak about and it will run on a structured time plan.¬†
Houin thanked those in attendance for participating. She and Peters presented all Speech Craft participants with an award.¬† Those receiving Silver Star Awards were Shirley Apple, Iris Jenney and Cindy Flagg.¬† Perfect Attendance Gold Star Awards were presented to Audrey Franklin, Katie Kubley, and Sharon Miller-Cudney. Other awards went to Alma Dennie, June Koss, Millie Bernero, Norma Dillingham, Carol Rogers, and Gladys Umbaugh.¬† Houin also announced that Miller-Cudney went on to join Wythougan Toastmasters that meets every Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. at Christo‚Äôs Family Restaurant.
Photo:¬† Award recipients at the Miller‚Äôs Toastmaster Speech Craft Class were:¬† (front) Audrey Franklin, Mae Mikesell, Katie Kubley and (back) Cindy Flagg, Activity Director, Iris Jenney, Sharon Miller-Cudney and Sponsor Jan Houin.