Special Events

Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 12, 2016: Open House



Theme: Open House


Best Speaker

Best Table Topics: n/a (all under time)

Best Evaluator:

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): 7 guests: Jo D. Anderson. Ed King, Marcie Hayden, Jared McGuire. Aaron Theuringer, Dean Kiefer, Jolene McGee

Word of the Day:

the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
“the sheer tenacity of the limpet”
Synonyms: persistence, determination, perseverance, doggedness, strength of purpose, tirelessness, indefatigability, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, patience, purposefulness, staunchness, steadfastness, staying power, endurance, stamina, stubbornness, intransigence, obstinacy, obduracy, pertinacity

“she practices her gymnastics routine with the tenacity of a bulldog”

the quality or fact of being very determined; determination.
“you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys”
the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.
“the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record”

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

Colville Toastmasters at Fall 2015 Conference


Colville Toastmasters was well-represented at the District 9 Fall Conference. Laura Hepler delivered a “Trailblazer Talk” presentation. Kathy Hansen oversaw the conference as Program Quality Director and emceed the Awards Ceremony. She also earned a Triple Crown award and was the top education-away winner in the district with 8 awards. Big winner was Adena Sabins, who was the District Table-Topics Champion and won 3rd place in the Humorous Speech Contest.

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.

5th Anniversary Celebration/Awards Ceremony/Picnic in the Park: Sept. 8, 2015



Meeting Synopsis: July 14, 2015 ~ Officer Installation


Theme: Officer Installations.


Best Speaker: Adena Sabins

Best Table Topics: Randall Hansen

Best Evaluator: Jay Lancaster

Role substitutions: Jay Lancaster for Michelle Lancaster as evaluator

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day:

boggle: verb, informal

(of a person or a person’s mind) be astonished or overwhelmed when trying to imagine something.
“the mind boggles at the spectacle”

Synonyms: marvel, wonder
“this data makes the mind boggle”

cause (a person or a person’s mind) to be astonished or overwhelmed.
“the inflated salary of a CEO boggles the mind”

synonyms: baffle, astonish, astound, amaze, stagger, overwhelm
“it boggles my mind”

(of a person) hesitate or be anxious at.
“you never boggle at plain speaking”

2015-2016 Officers Elected

Your 2015-2016 Club Officers, elected May 5, 2015:


Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 10, 2015 – Spring 2015 Speech Contest

Laura Hepler served as Contest Chair and Toastmaster; Kathy Hansen served as Chief Judge; Jay Lancaster was Target Speaker; Area C3 Governor Greg Bridgewater and Division Governor Ed Newman were on hand and helped as functionaries and bestowing awards.

Guests: In addition to Ed and Greg – Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Linda’s friends Terry and Barbara, and Heidi the forester.

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.