Monthly Archives: July 2014

Meeting Synopsis: July 22, 2014

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Theme: Summer Fun

Bests:

Best Speaker: Rick Henderson
Best Table Topics: Joe Greco
Best Evaluator: Connie Richart

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Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Celeste Engell, Jay Lancaster

Word of the Day:

Connect

verb

bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.
“the electrodes were connected to a recording device”
synonyms: attach, join, fasten, fix, affix, couple, link, secure, hitch; stick, adhere, fuse, pin, screw, bolt, clamp, clip, hook (up); add, append
“electrodes were connected to the device”

Colville Toastmasters at Club Officer Training: July 19. 2014

Colville Toastmasters members featured prominently in Club Officer Training on 7-19-14, with Laura and Kathy serving as presenters, and other members stepping up as spokespeople for small groups. Laura in particular won lots of praise for her session.

Colville Toastmasters members featured prominently in Club Officer Training on 7-19-14, with Laura and Kathy serving as presenters, and other members stepping up as spokespeople for small groups. Laura in particular won lots of praise for her session.

Meeting Synopsis: July 15, 2014

Theme: VisitorsVisitorBadge

Bests:

Best Speaker: Darla Swander
Best Table Topics: Andrew Engell
Best Evaluator: Tie: Michelle Lancaster and Laura Hepler

Agenda

Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Gary and Becky Oliphant

Word of the Day:

Instigate

verb

bring about or initiate (an action or event).

“they instigated a reign of terror”

synonyms: set in motion, get underway, get off the ground, start, commence, begin, initiate, launch, institute,

set up, inaugurate, establish, organize; actuate, generate, bring about; start the ball rolling on, kick off

“the committee instigated formal proceedings”

antonym: halt

incite someone to do something, especially something bad.

“instigating men to refuse allegiance to the civil powers”

synonyms: incite, encourage, urge, provoke, goad, spur (on), initiate, stimulate, push (for), prompt, induce; arouse, rouse, inflame, excite, stir up; informalroot on

“the liberal clergy is instigating a movement of political reform”

Meeting Synopsis: July 8, 2014: Officer Installation 2014-2015

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Theme: Officer Installations

Bests:

Best Speaker: Jan Greco
Best Table Topics: 5-way tie: Kyle Chambers, Connie Richart, Linda Murphy, Rick Henderson, Laura Hepler
Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

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Role substitutions: Jan Greco as Wordmaster for Jason Hart

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

Pervade

verb

(especially of a smell) spread through and be perceived in every part of.
“a smell of stale cabbage pervaded the air”

synonyms: permeate, spread through, fill, suffuse, be diffused through, imbue, penetrate, filter through, percolate through, infuse, perfuse, flow through; charge, steep, saturate, impregnate, inform

“the smell of floor polish pervaded the house”

(of an influence, feeling, or quality) be present and apparent throughout.
“the sense of crisis that pervaded Europe in the 1930s”

Meeting Synopsis: July 1, 2014

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Theme: (unofficial) Freedom, Fourth of July

Bests:

Best Speaker: Andrew Engell
Best Table Topics: Michelle Lancaster
Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

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Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day:

Ruminate

verb
think deeply about something.
“we sat ruminating on the nature of existence”
synonyms: think about, contemplate, consider, meditate on, muse on, mull over, ponder on/over, deliberate about/on, chew on, puzzle over; formalcogitate about
“we ruminated on the nature of existence”