Monthly Archives: February 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 25, 2014 + New-Member Induction

Theme: n/a




Newest member Steve McGee inducted by some crazy, bug-eyed woman handing him his new table tent.


Best Speaker: Rick Henderson (default)
Best Table Topics: Don Elliott
Best Evaluator: Larry Cressey
Role substitutions: Linda Evans, Table Topics Master for Jason Hart

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Don Elliott, Andrew Engell, Kendra and Rebecca

Word of the Day: Reciprocity:WordoftheDay

The practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.

Welcome New Member, Steve McGee!


Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 18, 2014

Theme: Birthdays (the Toastmaster apologizes for not announcing ahead of time)



Best Speaker: Randall Hansen (default)
Best Table Topics: Linda Evans.
Best Evaluator: Laura Huddleston
Role substitutions: None

Guests: Steve McGee (voted in as new member), Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Michelle Lancaster, Don Elliott, Andrew Engell, Erica (last name Littleford?).

Word of the Day: Statistics:WordoftheDay

The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 11, 2014

Theme: FebruaryFebruary


  • Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen
  • Best Table Topics: Laura Hepler
  • Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

Role substitutions: Jason Hart for Connie Richart as Evaluator.

Guests: Steve McGee, Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Michelle Lancaster, Jay Lancaster, Ed and Gayle Newman, Matt Rose, Don Elliott, Andrew Engell.

WordoftheDayWord of the DayAllons-y (French). From Wiktionary:

  1. (informal, first person plural, imperative) let’s go
  2. (informal, first person plural, imperative) let’s go there
  3. (informal, imperative) come with me, follow me


Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 4, 2014

ToastmastersWeek2014ProclamationThumbnailTheme: Toastmasters Week in Washington


  • Best Speaker: Laura Hepler
  • Best Table Topics: Linda Evans
  • Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

Role substitutions: None.

Guests: Steve McGee, Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Michelle Lancaster.

Word of the DayTautology

The saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to WordoftheDaybe a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession ).