Monthly Archives: November 2014

Executive-Committee Meeting Minutes: Oct. 28 and Nov. 18

 

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 18, 2014

Theme: n/a 

Bests:

 

Best Speaker: Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Tie: Michelle Lancaster, Joe Greco, and Jason Hartmentor

Best Evaluator: Jay Lancaster

Role substitutions: n/a

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Suzanne Chambers

Tonya and Trace Brookeover

Gary Sheehan

Word of the Day:

mentor

noun
1. an experienced and trusted adviser.
“he was her friend and mentor until his death in 1915″
synonyms: adviser, guide, guru, counselor, consultant; confidant(e)
“his political mentors”
an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.
synonyms: trainer, teacher, tutor, instructor
“regular meetings between mentor and trainee”

verb
verb: mentor; 3rd person present: mentors; past tense: mentored; past participle: mentored; gerund or present participle: mentoring
1. advise or train (someone, especially a younger colleague).

Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 11, 2014 ~ Housewarming Event

Theme: Housewarming 

Bests:

 

Best Speaker: Connie RichartHousewarming

Best Table Topics: Andrew Engell

Best Evaluator: Andrew Engell

Role substitutions: Jan Greco for Rick Henderson as Grammarian; Rick Henderson for Laura Hepler as Table Topics Master

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Suzanne Chambers

Tonya and Trace Brookeover

Gary Sheehan

Isaac Engell

Word of the Day:

contraband

noun
1. goods that have been imported or exported illegally.
“the police looked for drugs, guns, and other contraband”

goods forbidden to be supplied by neutrals to those engaged in war.
noun: contraband of war; plural noun: contrabands of war (during the US Civil War) a black slave who escaped or was transported across Union lines.

adjective
adjective: contraband
1. imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty.
“contraband drug shipments”
synonyms: smuggled, black-market, bootleg, under the counter, illegal, illicit, unlawful; prohibited, banned, proscribed, forbidden

Agenda

 

Sergeant-at-Arms Rick Henderson accepts Gold Star award from Lisa DesRosiers for his behind-the-scenes work for Colville Toastmasters.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 4, 2014

Theme: Voting

 

Bests:Voting

 

Best Speaker: Lisa DesRosiers

Best Table Topics: Laura Hepler

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen (default)

Role substitutions: Jay Lancaster for Danielle Chambers as Evaluator

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Suzanne Chambers

Tonya and Trace Brookeover

Gary Sheehan

Word of the Day:

ironic

adjective
using or characterized by irony.
“his mouth curved into an ironic smile”
synonyms: sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, mocking, satirical, caustic, wry
“Edward’s tone was ironic”
antonyms: sincere

happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.
“it was ironic that now that everybody had plenty of money for food, they couldn’t obtain it because everything was rationed”
synonyms: paradoxical, incongruous
“it’s ironic that a former illiterate is now a successful writer”

Agenda