Monthly Archives: December 2013

Meeting Synopsis: Dec. 17, 2013

Last meeting of the calendar year.

Meeting theme: GenerosityGenerosity

Bests:

Best Speaker (Judy Cressey) and Best Evaluator (Roberta Carney) were by default as Laura Hepler presented the Selecting Your Topic module from the Better Speaker series and did not have an oral evaluator.

BestBest Table Topics: Roberta Carney

Word of the Day: Will. Many meanings. Among those used (from the Free Dictionary):

1.
a. The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action: championed freedom of will against a doctrine of predetermination.
b. The act of exercising the will.
2.
a. Diligent purposefulness; determination: an athlete with the will to win.
b. Self-control; self-discipline: lacked the will to overcome the addiction.
3. A desire, purpose, or determination, especially of one in authority: It is the sovereign’s will that the prisoner be spared.
4. Deliberate intention or wish: Let it be known that I took this course of action against my will.
5. Free discretion; inclination or pleasure: wandered about, guided only by will.
6. Bearing or attitude toward others; disposition: full of good will.
7.
a. A legal declaration of how a person wishes his or her possessions to be disposed of after death.
b. A legally executed document containing this declaration.

Role substitutions: Linda Murphy filled in as Timer for Laura Huddleston.

 

 

 

Bests: April 2, 2013, to Dec. 10, 2013

Best

Dec. 10

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator:Laura Hepler

Dec. 3

Best Speaker: Judy Cressey

Best Table Topics: Lisa DesRosiers

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

Nov. 26

Best Speaker: Judy Cressey

Best Table Topics: Larry Cressey

Best Evaluator: Laura Hepler

Nov. 19

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Joe Greco

Best Evaluator: Larry Cressey

Nov. 12

Best Speaker: Larry Cressey

Best Table Topics: Jason Hart

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

Nov. 5

Best Speaker: Randall Hansen

Best Table Topics: (tie) Lisa DesRosiers and Michelle Lancaster

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Oct. 29

Best Speaker: Lisa DesRosiers

Best Table Topics: (tie) Darla Swander and Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator: (tie) Laura Hepler and Judy Cressey

Oct. 22

Best Speaker: _____

Best Table Topics: _____

Best Evaluator: _____

Oct. 15

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Jason Hart

Best Evaluator: Larry Cressey

Oct. 8

Best Speaker: Jan Greco

Best Table Topics: Rebecca (guest)

Best Evaluator: Connie Richart

Oct. 1

Best Speaker: Larry Cressey

Best Table Topics: Jason Hart

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

Sept. 24

Best Speaker: Jan Greco

Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

Sept. 17

Best Speaker: Danielle Chambers

Best Table Topics: Sherie Lynn Betances Vela (guest)

Best Evaluator: (tie) Linda Evans and Linda Murphy

Sept. 10: n/a Charter Anniversary

Sept. 3

Best Speaker: Roberta Carney

Best Table Topics: Jan Greco

Best Evaluator: Dave Engell

Aug. 27

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Laura Hepler

Best Evaluator: Laura Hepler

Aug. 13

Best Speaker: Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Sherie Lynn Betances Vela (guest)

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Aug. 6

Best Speaker: Sally Leque

Best Table Topics: Sally Leque

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

July 30

Best Speaker: Jan Greco

Best Table Topics: Linda Evans

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

July 23

Best Speaker: Judy Cressey

Best Table Topics: _____

Best Evaluator: Jan Greco

July 16

Best Speaker: Dave Engell

Best Table Topics: Rick Henderson

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

July 9

Best Speaker: Danielle Chambers

Best Table Topics: James Pass

Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

July 2

Best Speaker: _____

Best Table Topics: _____

Best Evaluator: _____

June 25 (Awards Ceremony)

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: _____

Best Evaluator: n/a

June 18

Best Speaker: Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Sally Leque

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

June 11

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Danielle Chambers

Best Evaluator: Laura Hepler

June 4 (Backwards Meeting)

Best Speaker: _____

Best Table Topics: James Pass

Best Evaluator: _____

May 28

Best Speaker: Judy Cressey

Best Table Topics: Veronica Randall

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

May 21

Best Speaker: Lisa DesRosiers

Best Table Topics: Veronica Randall

Best Evaluator: Laura Hepler

May 14

Best Speaker: James Pass

Best Table Topics: Danielle Chambers

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

May 7

Best Speaker: _____

Best Table Topics: _____

Best Evaluator: James Pass

April 23 n/a Communication Workshop

April 16

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: Jay Lancaster

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

April 9

Best Speaker: Linda Evans

Best Table Topics: Jason Hart

Best Evaluator: Roberta Carney

April 2

Best Speaker: Linda Evans

Best Table Topics: Cyrus Murphy

Best Evaluator: Jay Lancaster

 

Words of the Day: April 2, 2013, to Dec. 10, 2013

WordoftheDay

Dec. 10

______

Dec. 3

______

Nov. 26

linguistic
adjective
1. (Linguistics) of or relating to language
2. (Linguistics) of or relating to linguistics

Nov. 19

balderdash
noun
1. senseless talk or writing; nonsense.

Nov. 12

euphonious
adjective
1. (of sound, esp. speech) pleasing to the ear.

Nov. 5

veritable
adjective
1. used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor.
“the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion”
synonyms: real, bona fide, authentic, genuine, indubitable, utter

Oct. 29

vociferous
adjective
1. (esp. of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous.

Oct. 22

integrity
noun
1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Oct. 15

aver
verb
1. state or assert to be the case.

Oct. 8

majesty
noun
1. impressive stateliness, dignity, or beauty.
2. royal power.

Oct. 1

posteriority 
noun
The condition of being posterior in location or time.

Sept. 24

genuine
adjective
1. truly what something is said to be; authentic.

Sept. 17

_____

Sept. 10: n/a Charter Anniversary

Sept. 3

provenance
noun
1. the place of origin or earliest known history of something.

Aug. 27

meander
verb
1. follow a winding course (of a river or road).

Aug. 20

_____

Aug. 13

palpable
adjective
1. able to be touched or felt.

Aug. 6

credible
adjective
1. able to be believed; convincing.

July 30

legacy
noun
1. something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died
2: something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past

July 23

kudos
noun
1. praise and honor received for an achievement.

July 16

decadent
adjective
1. characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline.

July 9

dialogue
noun
1. conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie.

verb
1. take part in a conversation or discussion to resolve a problem.

July 2

______

June 25: n/a Awards Ceremony

June 18

auspicious
adjective
1. conducive to success; favorable.

June 11

y’all
contraction
1. you-all.

June 4

incessant
adjective
1. (of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.

May 28

eloquent
adjective
1. fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

May 21

_____

May 14

optimal
adjective
1. best or most favorable; optimum.

so
adverb
1. to such a great extent.
2. to the same extent (used in comparisons).
conjunction
1. and for this reason; therefore.
2. with the aim that; in order that.

May 7

unilateral
adjective
1. (of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others.

April 30

_____

April 23: n/a Communication Workshop

April 16

pithy
adjective
1. (of language or style) concise and forcefully expressive.

April 9

felicitation
Noun
Words expressing praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion. 

April 2

encourage
verb
1. give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).