Monthly Archives: September 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Sept. 23, 2014: Michelle Lancaster Earns Competent Communicator Award

 Hourglass

Theme: Time: It was TIME for Michelle Lancaster to earn her CC!

Bests:

Best Speaker: Lisa Des Rosiers

Best Table Topics: Tie: Jan Greco and Laura Hepler

Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

Role substitutions: Kathy Hansen for Jason Hart as Ah-Counter

Agenda

Guests:
Cyrus Murphy

Word of the Day: disconcertingWordoftheDay

adjective

causing one to feel unsettled.
“he had a disconcerting habit of offering jobs to people he met at dinner parties”

Synonyms: unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, upsetting, worrying, alarming, distracting, off-putting; confusing, bewildering, perplexing

 

Michelle receives a hug from VPE Jan Greco (who happens to be Michelle's mom) and celebrates earning her CC.

Michelle receives a hug from VPE Jan Greco (who happens to be Michelle’s mom) and celebrates earning her CC.

 

Colville Toastmasters at the Fall 2014 C2/C3Area Contest

Sept. 13, 2014

Sept. 13, 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Sept. 16, 2014

Autumn

 

Theme: Autumn

Bests:

Best Speaker: Kathy Hansen

Best Table Topics: Jay Lancaster

Best Evaluator: Rick Henderson

Role substitutions: None

Guests:
Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the Day: suaveWordoftheDay

adjective

(especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.

“all the waiters were suave and deferential”

synonyms: charming, sophisticated, debonair, urbane, polished, refined,
poised, self-possessed, dignified, civilized, gentlemanly, gallant;
smooth, polite, well mannered, civil, courteous, affable, tactful,
diplomatic

Meeting Synopsis: 4th Charter Anniversary/Picnic in the Park, Sept. 9, 2014

Program/Agenda

Theme: 4th Anniversary (Charter Date: 9-10-10). Bests: n/a Role substitutions: None Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, District 9 Governor Natalie Palmer Word of the Day: n/a

Theme: 4th Anniversary (Charter Date: 9-10-10).
Bests: n/a
Role substitutions: None
Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, District 9 Governor Natalie Palmer
Word of the Day: n/a

Meeting Synopsis: Sept. 2, 2014

 

Immediate Past President Kathy Hansen, left, and current President Laura Hepler, who had both been traveling recently and missed meetings, returned and coincidentally wore long print dresses with identical color schemes.

Immediate Past President Kathy Hansen, left, and current President Laura Hepler, who had both been traveling recently and missed meetings, returned and coincidentally wore long print dresses with identical color schemes.

Theme: None.

Bests:

Best Speaker: Jay Lancaster

Best Table Topics: Kyle Chambers

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Agenda

Word of the Day:

Prodigious

adjective

remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.

“the stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel”

synonyms: enormous, huge, colossal, immense, vast, great, massive,

gigantic, mammoth, tremendous, inordinate, monumental; amazing,

astonishing, astounding, staggering, stunning, remarkable, phenomenal,

terrific, miraculous, impressive, striking, startling, sensational,

spectacular, extraordinary, exceptional, breathtaking, incredible;

informalhumongous, stupendous, fantastic, fabulous, mega, awesome,

ginormous; literary: wondrous

Synopsis: Aug. 26, 2014: Fall Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contests

 

Top left photo: All contestants, from left, Linda Murphy, Jason Hart, Jay Lancaster, Don Eliot. Bottom, left: Area C3 Governor Greg Bridgewater and Division C Governor Ed Newman visited the club for the contest and helped out. Right photo: Linda Murphy won 2nd place in both contests and accepts one of her certificates fem Contest Chair/Toastmaster Jan Greco.

Top left photo: All contestants, from left, Linda Murphy, Jason Hart, Jay Lancaster, Don Eliot. Bottom, left: Area C3 Governor Greg Bridgewater and Division C Governor Ed Newman visited the club for the contest and helped out. Right photo: Linda Murphy won 2nd place in both contests and accepts one of her certificates fem Contest Chair/Toastmaster Jan Greco.

Humorous Speech:

1st place – Jay Lancaster
2nd place – Linda Murphy
3rd Place – Jason Hart

Table Topics:

1st place – Jason Hart
2nd place – Linda Murphy
3rd place – Don Elliot

Jay, Jason, and Linda will represent the club at the Area C2/C3 contest Sept. 13 in Spokane.

Fall Speech Contest Program/Agenda

Meeting Synopsis: Aug. 19, 2014

Theme: None.

Bests:

Best Speaker: Danielle Chambers
Best Table Topics: Jay Lancaster
Best Evaluator: Linda Murphy

Role substitutions: None

Guests: Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Jay Lancaster

Agenda

Word of the Day:

Antithesis

noun
a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
“love is the antithesis of selfishness”
synonyms: (complete) opposite, converse, contrary, reverse, inverse, obverse, other side of the coin; informalflip side
“friends of the actress say she is quite the antithesis of her giddy and frivolous character”

a contrast or opposition between two things.
“the antithesis between occult and rational mentalities”WordoftheDay
synonyms: (complete) opposite, converse, contrary, reverse, inverse, obverse, other side of the coin; informalflip side
“friends of the actress say she is quite the antithesis of her giddy and frivolous character”

a figure of speech in which an opposition or contrast of ideas is expressed by parallelism of words that are the opposites of, or strongly contrasted with, each other, such as “hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins”
“his sermons were full of startling antitheses”