The Ah Counter rings the bell and keeps a tally of the number of times club members use crutch or filler words such as “Ah,” “Uh,” “You know” and “Okay.” Other crutch or filler words may include inappropriate interjections such as “And,” “Well,” “But,” or “So.” Throughout the entire meeting, listen to everyone for crutch or filler words and record the number used. Ring the bell during the business meeting, Table Topics and the Evaluation portion of the meeting.
- Do not ring the bell during the scheduled speeches.
- Do not ring the bell when a guest is speaking.
Report the number of crutch words used during the meeting when requested by the General Evaluator.