Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 28, 2014: Art of Effective Evaluation, Week 2

The heart of Part II of The Art of Effective Evaluation was a series of prepared speeches, followed by evaluations:251CD_ArtEffecEval.pps

Evaluation Workshop: Prepared Manual Speeches

Toastmaster Laura Hepler

Speaker #1 Laura Huddleston
CC #3: Get to the Point
“Animal Mentors”

Speaker #2 Katharine Hansen
CC #2: Organize Your Speech:
“The Power of Storytelling in Job Search and Career”

Speaker #3 Joe Greco
AC Speaking to Inform #1: The Speech to Inform
“Wokky Talky”

Evaluation Workshop: Evaluations

Evaluator # 1 Judy Cressey
Evaluating Laura Huddleston’s Speech

Evaluator # 2 Larry Cressey
Evaluating Katharine Hansen’s Speech

Evaluator # 3 Kyle Chambers
Evaluating Joe Greco’s Speech

Guests: Regulars Cyrus Murphy and Suzanne Chambers, as well as Steve McGee from Chewelah.


Thank you Jan Greco for presenting this informative workshop!

Colville Toastmasters at Toastmasters Leadership Institute: Jan. 25, 2014

ColvilleatTLI_cipFive club members traveled to Spokane for District 9′s first-ever Toastmasters Leadership Institute. Clockwise from top left: VPPR Linda Murphy; Larry Cressey (far left) is a small-group planning a role play; Judy Cressey (far right) talking to representatives from the pre-charter Fairchild Toastmasters; VPE Laura Hepler, helping to distribute handouts; Larry Cressey in the audience for the Leadership track; Linda Murphy; President Kathy Hansen giving a presentation on club Web sites; Linda Murphy in the Management-track audience. Center photo: Linda and Laura.


Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 21, 2014: Art of Effective Evaluation, Week 1


Banner Portraits in Progress


Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 14, 2014



Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Judy Cressey

Best Evaluator: Linda Evans


Role substitutions: Michelle Lancaster in place of Laura Huddleston as evaluator because of manual mixup. Jan Greco substituted for Joe Greco as Wordmaster/Grammarian.





Word of the Day: Vicarious

1. Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or WordoftheDayfeelings of another: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
a. Acting or serving in place of someone or something else; substituted.
b. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.




Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 7, 2014

First meeting of the calendar year.2014Resolutions

Meeting theme: New Year’s Resolutions


Best Speaker: Laura Huddleston

BestBest Table Topics: Kyle Chambers

Best Evaluator: Judy Cressey


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

1. To depart from; leave: “You and I are on the point of quitting the theater of our exploits” (Horatio Nelson).
2. To leave the company of: had to quit the gathering in order to be home by midnight.
3. To give up; relinquish: quit a job.
4. To abandon or put aside; forsake: advised them to quit their dissipated ways.
5. To cease or discontinue: asked them to quit talking; quit smoking.
6. Computer Science To exit (an application).
a. To rid oneself of by paying: quit a debt.
b. To release from a burden or responsibility.
8. To conduct (oneself) in a specified way: Quit yourselves like adults.
1. To cease performing an action.
2. To give up, as in defeat; stop.
3. To leave a job.
Absolved of a duty or an obligation; free.

Role substitutions: None.