This Week at LTB
We have a new slate of officers to vote in on Wednesday for the July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 term. Please review the slate of nominations below. If you are interested in running as an officer, please contact Aleshia Garrett at or 615-524-0680.
Because our old meeting schedule was set to expire, we have a new meeting link and information below. Please make note of this for Wednesday's meeting. 
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Last Week at LTB
We had a fantastic meeting last week with Sam Warf serving as Toastmaster. Matthew Hill served as the WAG (wordmaster, ah-counter, and grammarian), and Aleshia Garrett served as Timer. Pramod had some thought-provoking Table Topics questions and Alta served as General Evaluator.

There could not have been two more timely speeches! The first was given by Michelle Holden who shared her knowledge of DISC assessment profiles for effective communication. She encouraged us to communicate with others from their perspective. Everyone wears different lenses on how we see the world, but a great communicator can trade optics with their audience to build a deeper connection with them.
James Justus gave a speech from the successful club series on meeting and officer roles. It was a great encouragement for each of us to be involved in making our club and our meetings a success. YOU are an important ingredient in the making of our sweet club - from weekly meetings to annual planning, you and the club officers are what make Let's Talk Brentwood so very special.
Don't miss the opportunity to add your special ingredient to our club at tomorrow's elections. It is preferable that no officer serves in the same role for more than one term. This is to help us grow as leaders. Self-nominations are encouraged. We also want to encourage additional nominations for any role that may already have a nominee. 
Here are the nominations as it currently stands:
President: Matthew Hill
Vice-President of Education: Jason Wyckoff
Vice-President of Public Relations: Michelle Holden
Vice-President of Membership: Ashley Monterro
Treasurer: Robert Mohon
Secretary: Anjali Burnwal
Sergeant at Arms: Pramod Burnwal
Past-President: Aleshia Garrett
 Any member who wishes to nominate themselves or another member may submit a nomination from the floor during the election. Any nominee may decline a nomination. 
The 7 Officer Roles in a Toastmasters Club
Serving as an Officer in a Toastmasters Club is an opportunity and a responsibility. It is a great opportunity to get training and experience in a leadership role. It is part of our club membership to be responsible to promote the club’s service to members.
In most Toastmaster Clubs the Executive Committee, made up of the 7 elected Officers and the Immediate Past President, handles business on behalf of the club. All Officers have an important role to attend and participate in Executive Committee meetings. The club needs a wide cross section of leadership planning to function well. This is a summary of the opportunities and duties available in each officer role.
* Responsible for the overall success of the club
* Assists other officers with their roles
* Holds regular Executive meetings to plan and monitor club progress
* Represents the Club at Area, Division and District meetings
* Closes Club Meetings
Vice President Education
* Programming – the current program, the next 2 meetings and long range planning
* Leads the preparation of the Club Success Plan for the year and monitors its implementation
* Represents the Club at Area, Division and District meetings
* As the second ranking Officer, takes over in the absence of the President
Vice President Membership
* Develop and carry through a recruiting strategy for new members
* Greet visitors at the beginning of the meeting and invite them to join at the end
* Assist applicants to fill in the Membership Application
* Send off Membership Applications with fees to Toastmasters International
Vice President Public Relations
* Set up and maintain the club website
* Publicise the activities of the Club in the local community
* Produce a regular club newsletter
* Bill and collect Semi Annual Fees from members
* Bank all money collected as soon as possible
* Pay accounts as authorised by the Executive or President
* Keep accurate account books showing all receipts, all payments and the current balance of club funds.
* Prepare a Budget for the coming year
* Keep Minutes of meetings of the Club and the Executive
* Help maintain and develop the Club’s Website
* Maintain a register of Club assets
Sergeant at Arms
* Supervise the setting up of the meeting room in time for each meeting
* Supervise the putting away after each meeting
* Open the meeting and hand over to the Toastmaster
For a very detailed account of Officer roles go to the Toastmasters International website
We look forward to having you join us this week!
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