Monthly Archives: March 2014

Meeting Synopsis/New Member Induction: March 25, 2014


Theme: (unofficial) 60; Don Elliott inducted as new member


Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen
Best Table Topics: Steve McGee
Best Evaluator: Laura Huddleston
Role substitutions: Laura Hepler was General Evaluator in place of Jason Hart

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Leah Enquist, Rodney Frunz, Andrew Engell.

Word of the Day: Frenetic

1. fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
“a frenetic pace of activity”
synonyms: frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, amped-up, fast and furious, turbulent, tumultuous

Club celebrated Kathy Hansen’s 60th birthday.


Coffee Social! March 18, 2014

Many thanks to Linda Murphy for chairing this event!


Theme: Coffee Social


Best Speaker: Kyle Chambers
Best Table Topics: Joe Greco
Best Evaluator: Jason Hart
Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Bud (?) Budinger, JoAnn Bender, Leah Enquist

Word of the Day: Practical

1. of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.
“there are two obvious practical applications of the research”
synonyms: empirical, hands-on, actual, active, applied, heuristic, experiential, evidence-based More
antonyms: theoretical
(of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible.
“neither of these strategies is practical for smaller businesses”
synonyms: feasible, practicable, realistic, viable, workable, possible, reasonable, sensible; More
suitable for a particular purpose.
“a practical, stylish kitchen”
synonyms: functional, sensible, utilitarian, workaday More
(of a person) sensible and realistic in their approach to a situation or problem.
“I’m not unfeeling, just trying to be practical”
synonyms: realistic, sensible, down-to-earth, businesslike, commonsensical, grounded, hardheaded, no-nonsense; More
(of a person) skilled at manual tasks.
“Steve’ll fix it—he’s quite practical”

2. so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so; virtual.
“it was a practical certainty that he would try to raise more money”
synonyms: virtual, effective, near More


Colville at Area C1/C3 Spring 2014 Contest

Featuring contest co-chair/Area C3 Governor Jan Greco, Evaluation Contest 2nd-place winner Laura Hepler, International Speech 2nd-place and Evaluation 1st-place winner Linda Evans. Not pictured: Timer Kyle Chambers. Division C Governor Kathy Hansen, Joe Greco


Meeting Synopsis: March 11, 2014; Don Elliott Voted In

Theme: Donating Blood




Newest member Don Elliott was voted in.


Best Speaker: Judy Cressey (default)
Best Table Topics: Guest CJ Wolfe
Best Evaluator: Jan Greco
Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, CJ Wolfe

Word of the Day: Conceive:WordoftheDay


become pregnant with (a child).
“she was conceived when her father was 49″
become pregnant, become impregnated
form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind.
“the dam project was originally conceived in 1977″
synonyms: think up, think of, dream up, devise, formulate, design, originate, create, develop;

Spring 2014 Speech Contests: International Speech and Evaluation

ContestSmallerMarch 4, 2014: Placements were identical in International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest: 3rd place (top, far left): Judy Cressey; 2nd place  (top, second from left): Laura Hepler; 1st place (top, second from right, and center photo): Linda Evans. Linda Karalfa from Spokane Falls Toastmasters traveled to Colville to serve as Target Speaker for the Evaluation Contest (top, far right and middle row, bottom, far left) was celebrated over dinner with members (bottom left). Larry Cressey (appearing in most photos in tie, vest, and purple shirt) served as Contest Chair and Toastmaster.

Below, all contestants, including Linda Murphy (3rd from left) and Connie Richart (far right).



Download contest program. Information in program is accurate except Lisa DesRosiers did not compete, and Roberta Carney substituted for Steve McGee as Timer: ProgramSpeechContest030414

Guests: Don Elliott, Joe Edwards, Andrew Engell, Suzanne Chambers, Cyrus Murphy, Leah Enquist, and Rodney Frunz.