Monthly Archives: August 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Aug. 12, 2014

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Theme: Test of possible new meeting space at Providence Health and Education Building directly across from the hospital, 1169 E Columbia, Colville.

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a
Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy
Best Evaluator: n/a

Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Jay Lancaster, Sally Leque.

Agenda

Word of the Day:

safe

adjective
1. protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.
“eggs remain in the damp sand, safe from marine predators”
synonyms: secure, protected, shielded, sheltered, guarded, out of harm’s way
“the jewels are safe in the bank”
antonyms: insecure, at risk
not likely to cause or lead to harm or injury; not involving danger or risk.
“we have to cross the river where it’s safe for us to do so”
synonyms: secure, sound, impregnable, unassailable, invulnerable More
antonyms: dangerous, harmful
(of a place) affording security or protection.
“put it in a safe place”
derogatory
cautious and unenterprising.
“MacGregor would be a compromise, the safe choice”
synonyms: cautious, circumspect, prudent, attentive; More
antonyms: reckless
based on good reasons or evidence and not likely to be proved wrong.
“the verdict is safe and satisfactory”

2. uninjured; with no harm done.
“they had returned safe and sound”
synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, uninjured, unscathed, all right, well, in one piece, out of danger, home free; informalOK
“the lost children are all safe”

 

 

Meeting Synopsis: Aug. 5, 2014

Simplify

Theme: Simplify Your Life

Bests:

Best Speaker: Lisa Des Rosiers
Best Table Topics: Guest Kassandra ____
Best Evaluator: Don Elliot

Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Jay Lancaster, Kassandra and David ____.

Agenda

WordoftheDay

Word of the Day:

Simplify

verb

make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand.

“an overhaul of court procedure to simplify litigation”

synonyms: make simple/simpler, make easy/easier to understand, make plainer, clarify, make more comprehensible/intelligible; paraphrase
“please simplify your answer”

 

Meeting Synopsis: July 29, 2014

Bests:

Best Speaker: Michelle Lancaster
Best Table Topics: Tie: Don Elliot and Linda Murphy
Best Evaluator: Tie: Roberta Carney and Jan Greco

Role substitutions: Kathy Hansen for Darla Swander as Timer; Jan Greco for Jason Hart as Evaluator

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Jay Lancaster, Cristina Kharchenko

Agenda

WordoftheDay

Word of the Day:

Analyze

verb

examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation.
“we need to analyze our results more clearly”

synonyms: examine, inspect, survey, study, scrutinize, look over; investigate, explore, probe, research, go over (with a fine-tooth comb), review, evaluate, break down, dissect, anatomize

“chemists are analyzing the substance”

discover or reveal (something) through detailed examination.

“I intend to analyze the sexism in such texts”