Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28,2014 Theme: Protecting Your Private Data

Kathy was our Toastmaster today.  The theme was Protecting Your Private Data.  Kathy shared her expertise on how we can safeguard our personal information.  Keeping our data secure prevents fraud and identity theft.  Kathy’s knowledge was beneficial to all of us.

Robert was our first speaker today.  He completed project 7 in the CC manual.  The title of Robert’s presentation was: Go Forth and Multiply.  Being a Mathematician, Robert shared with us 3 unique ways to do multiplication when we don’t have a calculator.  The first was called Japanese Line method.  This technique uses visual counting and adding.   The second method was called Lattice.  The Lattice technique uses single digit multiplying and adding.  The third method was the Ethiopian Peasant technique.  This used multiplying, dividing by 2 and then selectively adding.  Robert demonstrated these procedures by solving 25x45.  Most importantly Robert showed us that Math can be interesting and fun.

Ash was our second presenter.   She completed project 5 in the CC manual.  Ash spoke of how she coped with a serious car accident and an invasive burglary by her involvement with United States Junior Chamber.  Due to her dedication to raising scholarships and her vast community service Ash was named Outstanding North Carolinian 2012.  Ash didn’t just survive, she thrived! 

 Today table topics were included in our meeting.  Linda was our Topicmaster.  Carrying over last week’s theme of Chinese New Year, Linda selected 3 members to speak about items related to the celebration.  Linda is our youngest member but her skills are very advanced.  All her presentations are thoroughly prepared and presented in fun, interesting ways.

 Our meeting was enhanced today by our guests Scott and Tommy.   Tommy quietly observed while Scott jumped right in and participated in table topics.  Guests are always welcome whether they just want to observe or are comfortable participating.  Please join us.





  1. Such a fun meeting! Robert taught us new math skills and Ash shared outstanding pictures of her dangers and triumphs.

  2. Thank you for the summary

  3. The speeches were inspiring and informative. Thanks for the great summary Kate!