Monthly Archives: October 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Oct. 28, 2014

Theme: How to Conduct Productive Meetings

 

Bests:ProductiveMeetingsCover

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: n/a

Best Evaluator: n/a

Role substitutions: None.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Suzanne Chambers

Tonya and Trace Brookeover

Gary

Word of the Day:

n/a

Agenda

Agenda

 

 

Meeting Synopsis: Oct. 21, 2014: Happy 90th Birthday, Toastmasters

Theme: Birthday of Toastmasters

 

Bests:90th anniv logos FINAL

Best Speaker: Linda Murphy

Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator: Don Eliot

Role substitutions: Laura Hepler for Jason Hart as General Evaluator.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Word of the Day:

Festive

adjective

of or relating to a festival.
“parties are held and festive food is served”

cheerful and jovially celebratory.
“the somber atmosphere has given way to a festive mood”
synonyms: jolly, merry, joyous, joyful, happy, jovial, lighthearted, cheerful, jubilant, convivial, high-spirited, mirthful, uproarious; celebratory, holiday, carnival; Christmassy; archaic: festal

 

Agenda

 

Meeting Synopsis: Oct. 14, 2014

 stretchandgrow
Theme: “Stretch and Grow”

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: Kathy Hansen

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Best Evaluator: Connie Richart

Role substitutions: None.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Word of the DayWordoftheDay

Germinate

verb

Come into existence and develop.
“the idea germinated and slowly grew into an obsession”

Synonyms: develop, take root, grow, incubate, emerge, evolve, mature, expand, advance, progress
“the idea began to germinate”

 

Meeting Synopsis: Oct. 7, 2014: Backwards Meeting

 

Theme: Backwards Meeting

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: n/a

Best Evaluator: n/a

Role substitutions: Michelle Lancaster for Jason Hart as Ah-Counter; Connie Richart for Michelle Lancaster as Grammarian

Agenda

Guests:
Cyrus Murphy

Word of the DayWordoftheDay

Divarication

noun

1. the action, process, or fact of spreading apart
2. a divergence of opinion

EXAMPLE
The team of botanists studied the growth patterns of the trees, including the divarication of their branches.

 

 

Colville Toastmasters at Fall 2014 Division C Contest

Congratulations to Jay Lancaster, Jason Hart, and Linda Murphy for their performances at the Div C contest on Oct. 4. Jason is eligible to advance to the District Table Topics Contest, and Linda is the alternate for the District Humorous Speech Contest.

Meeting Synopsis: Sept. 30, 2014: Roberta’s Last Meeting! :(

 We miss you, Roberta!

Charter member Roberta Carney accepts a plant from Secretary Kathy Hansen and President Laura Hepler on Roberta’s last day (for a while) in Colville Toastmasters. Photo by Jan Greco.

Theme: Procrastination

Bests:

Best Speaker: n/a

Best Table Topics: Roberta Carney

Best Evaluator: Lisa DesRosiers

Role substitutions: Kyle Chambers for Danielle Chambers as Ah-Counter

Guests:
Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers

Word of the DayWordoftheDay

Dementia

noun
a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.
synonyms: mental illness, madness, insanity, derangement, lunacy
“her failing memory is not necessarily a symptom of dementia”

 

 

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (July) and General Business-Meeting Minutes (Sept.)