Member Awards/Accomplishments

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


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

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”

Agenda See Role Substitutions for changes after agenda was set.

Adena Sabins Is District Table-Topics Champ!




Colville Toastmasters at Fall 2015 Division C Contest


Adena Sabins placed 2nd in Humorous Speech and won the Division Table Topics Contest. Area C3 Director Laura Hepler was a functionary at the contest.

Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 6, 2015/Jay Lancaster Earns Competent Communicator Award


Theme: n/a


Best Speaker: Jay Lancaster

Best Table Topics: Trace Brookover

Best Evaluator: Randall Hansen

Role substitutions: Randall Hansen for Don Eliot as Evaluator


Cyrus Murphy

Word of the Day:


present, appearing, or found everywhere.
“his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present, everywhere, all over the place, pervasive, universal, worldwide, global; rife, prevalent, far-reaching, inescapable


Agenda (to come)



Colville Toastmasters at Fall 2014 Division C Contest

Congratulations to Jay Lancaster, Jason Hart, and Linda Murphy for their performances at the Div C contest on Oct. 4. Jason is eligible to advance to the District Table Topics Contest, and Linda is the alternate for the District Humorous Speech Contest.

Colville Toastmasters at the Fall 2014 C2/C3Area Contest

Sept. 13, 2014

Sept. 13, 2014

Second-Annual Awards Ceremony! (Meeting Synopsis, June 24, 2014)


Colville Toastmasters’s Second Annual Awards Ceremony featured creative, whimsical awards largely designed by Laura Huddleston, who was also chair of the event and co-Toastmaster with Linda Murphy. Laura Hepler also served on the committee, and Lisa DesRosiers was refreshments coordinator.

Awards were as follows (includes scripted commentary):

Roberta Carney: Buried Treasure Master – We know there is treasure within her; she lets us see it a bit at a time.

Kyle Chambers: Music Master – Among us, he will surely use his talents musically.

Judy Cressey: Master of Parliament – She always ensures fairness through following the rules.

Larry Cressey: Tie Master – He is a very snappy dresser, and his ties are perfectly “knotty.”

Lisa DesRosiers: Contest Queen – If there is a club contest, she will be in it and will dominate with her sparkle.

Don Elliot: Master of Bull – If he sees red, he charges through anyway.

Andrew Engell: Master Gardener – He is cool as a cucumber; nothing bugs him, and he knows green living.

Dave Engell: Master Digger – If you get in too deep, Dave will get you tanked.

Linda Evans: Master Storyteller – She could talk about paint drying, and you’d want to hear more. So warm and spunky.

Jan Greco: Master Evaluator – She can make your stinker sound sweet; yet, she’ll tell you how to improve.

Joe Greco: Master Chef – He can make a guts and grease and pasta casserole taste oh-so-fine.

Kathy Hansen: Toastmaster Meister – There are few who are great in the role, she she is a “master” in Toastmasters, et al

Randall Hansen: Master Facilitator – “Facilitation” is more than comfort and connection; it’s bonding a group together.

Jason Hart: Gesture (with a hard G) Master – He plays fair, shoots straight, takes our teasing, while we educate him.

Rick Henderson: Pledge Master – He leads our Pledge of Allegiance, with all due respect to our flag.

Laura Hepler: Master Teacher – She is like the glue that hold our club together. Sweet and inspiring.

Laura Huddleston: Master of Bouncing – She can’t speak without some giggles and bouncing that will boost your mood and day.

Michelle Lancaster: Master Fermenter – She can make clotting milk taste good, and stinky curds? No whey!

Steve McGee: Most Enthusiastic – When he speaks, everyone listens and is awed by his speaking prowess.

Linda Murphy: Pun Master – She loves to twist words into a new concoction for all to drink in.

Connie Richart: Most Determined – She’s no slacker; she will step up and leave her comfort zone to amaze and impress.

Darla Swander: Distance Master – She proves she will go miles out of her way to improve her speaking skills.

Danielle Chambers: Master Entertainer – She brings the whole show to every speech. A ringmaster of speech presentation.

Suzanne Chambers and Cyrus Murphy: Peanut Gallery.


Meeting Synopsis: June 17, 2014


Larry inherited Randall Hansen’s novelty-tie collection in celebration of earning his CC.

Theme: (unofficial) Larry Cressey earns his Competent Communicator award!

Bests (only Best Evaluator was not a default because of time DQs):

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen
Best Table Topics: Kyle Chambers
Best Evaluator: Andrew Engell


Role substitutions: Jason Hart was Wordmaster/Grammarian in place of Jan Greco.

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Rick’s friend Nonni from Tonasket, and Leah Endquist

Word of the Day:


transform into something more beautiful or elevated.
“the world is made luminous and is transfigured”
Synonyms: transform, transmute, change, alter, metamorphose; transmogrify
“the glow of the sunrise transfigured the whole landscape”