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Meeting Synopsis: April 12, 2016

 

Officer pins were a reward for training all 7 officers. From left, President Linda Murphy, VPE Laura Hepler, VPM Adena Sabins, VPPR Lisa DesRosiers, Secretary Kathy Hansen, Sergeant-at-Arms Rick Henderson. Not pictured: Treasurer Randall Hansen.

Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kraig Kalisch

Best Table Topics: Margaret Carson

Best Evaluator: Martgaret Carson

Role substitutions: Rick Henderson for Kyle Chambers as evaluator

Guest(s):Lowell Carson

Word of the Day: turmoil

noun
a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
“the country was in turmoil”
synonyms: confusion, upheaval, turbulence, tumult, disorder, disturbance, agitation, ferment, unrest, disquiet, trouble, disruption, chaos, mayhem; uncertainty
“political turmoil”
confused, chaotic, in chaos, topsy-turvy, at sixes and sevens;
reeling, disorientated;
informal: all over the place
“Michel’s sudden death left the family in turmoil”

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Meeting Synopsis: April 5, 2016

 

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Theme: Spring: New Beginnings

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Aaron Theuringer

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day: vibrant

adjective
full of energy and enthusiasm.
“a vibrant cosmopolitan city”
synonyms: spirited, lively, full of life, energetic, vigorous, vital, full of vim and vigor, animated, sparkling, effervescent, vivacious, dynamic, stimulating, exciting, passionate, fiery; informalpeppy, feisty
“a vibrant and passionate woman”
antonyms: listless, dull
quivering; pulsating.
“Rose was vibrant with anger”
(of color) bright and striking.
synonyms: vivid, bright, striking, brilliant, strong, rich, colorful, bold
“vibrant colors”

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Meeting Synopsis: March 29, 2016

 

Theme: Taxes

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: Dean Kiefer

Best Evaluator: n/a

Role substitutions: Adena Sabins for Aaron Theuringer as General Evaluator

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day: redeem

verb
1. compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).
“a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech”
synonyms: save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate
“the whimsical artwork redeems the book”
compensating, compensatory, extenuating, redemptive; salvific
“the critics are hard-pressed to find anything redeeming about his latest book”
do something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.
“they redeemed themselves in the playoffs by pushing the Detroit Red Wings to a seventh and deciding game”
synonyms: vindicate, free from blame, absolve
“he fully redeemed himself in the next race”
(of a person) atone or make amends for (error or evil).
“the thief on the cross who by a single act redeemed a life of evil”
synonyms: atone for, make amends for, make restitution for
“you cannot redeem their sins”
save (someone) from sin, error, or evil.
“he was a sinner, redeemed by the grace of God”
synonyms: save, deliver from sin, convert
“who shall redeem these sinners?”

2. gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
“his best suit had been redeemed from the pawnbrokers”
synonyms: retrieve, regain, recover, get back, reclaim, repossess; buy back
“Billy redeemed his drums from the pawnbrokers”

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Meeting Synopsis: March 22, 2016

 

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Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kraig Kalisch

Best Table Topics: Margaret Carson

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

Role substitutions: Linda Murphy for Jolene McGee as Ah Counter/Vote Counter; Adena Sabins for Aaron Theuringer for Topicsmaster

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day: Circumspect

adjective

wary and unwilling to take risks.
“the officials were very circumspect in their statements”
synonyms:
cautious, wary, careful, chary, guarded, on one’s guard; watchful, alert, attentive, heedful, vigilant, leery; informalcagey, playing one’s cards close to one’s chest
“she would have to be circumspect in her dealings with Catherine”

Agenda See Role Substitutions for changes after agenda was set.

Meeting Synopsis: March 15, 2016:
Club International Speech Contest

Meeting Synopsis: March 8, 2016

Secretary not present to record usual blog items.

Agenda

Meeting Synopsis: March 1, 2016

 

Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kyle Chambers

Best Table Topics: Cyrus Murphy

Best Evaluator: Rick Henderson

Role substitutions: Kathy Hansen did not speak

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day: Gregarious

adjective
(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
“he was a popular and gregarious man”
synonyms: sociable, company-loving, convivial, companionable, outgoing, friendly, affable, amiable, genial, warm, comradely; informalchummy
“he was fun-loving and gregarious”
antonyms: unsociable
(of animals) living in flocks or loosely organized communities.
“gregarious species forage in flocks from colonies or roosts”
synonyms: social, living in groups
“gregarious fish”
(of plants) growing in open clusters or in pure associations.

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Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 23, 2016

 


Over-the-horizon

Theme: Looking Beyond the Horizon

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a (time issues)

Best Table Topics: Bonnie Anderson

Best Evaluator: Aaron Thueringer

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Thueringer, Jolene McGee, Bonnie Anderson

Word of the Day:

technique
noun
a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.
skill or ability in a particular field.
“he has excellent technique”
Synonyms: skill, ability, proficiency, expertise, mastery, talent, genius, artistry, craftsmanship; aptitude, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, facility, competence; performance, delivery; informalknow-how
“I was impressed with his technique”

a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.
“tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communications”
Synonyms: method, approach, procedure, system, modus operandi, MO, way; means, strategy, tack, tactic, line; routine, practice
“different techniques for solving the problem”

Agenda

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 16, 2016

 

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Theme: Leadership

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kraig Kalisch

Best Table Topics: TIE: Danielle Chambers, Margaret Carson, Lisa DesRosiers

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Theuringer, Jerene Miller

Word of the Day:

plethora
noun

1. a large or excessive amount of (something).
“a plethora of committees and subcommittees”
Synonyms: excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, profusion; too many, too much, enough and to spare; informalmore —— than one can shake a stick at
“a plethora of opinion polls”
antonyms: dearth

2. MEDICINE
an excess of a bodily fluid, particularly blood.

 

Agenda: See Role Substitutions for changes after agenda was set.

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 9, 2016

 



Theme: None

Bests:

Best Speaker: TIE: Adena Sabins and Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Guest: Bonnie Anderson

Best Evaluator: Rick Henderson

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Theuringer, Jerene Miller, Bonnie Anderson, Jolene McGee, Lowell Carson

Word of the Day:

propitious
adjective
giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
“the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious”
Synonyms: favorable, auspicious, promising, providential, advantageous, optimistic, bright, rosy, heaven-sent, hopeful; opportune, timely
“the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious”
Antonyms: inauspicious, unfortunate

archaic
favorably disposed toward someone.
“there were points on which they did not agree, moments in which she did not seem propitious”

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