Monthly Archives: January 2015

Meeting Synopsis: January 27, 2015

 

GitRDone

Theme: Git R Done

Bests:

Best Speaker: Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Linda Murphy

Best Evaluator: Jay Lancaster

Role substitutions: None.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy; Suzanne Amy, and Connor Chambers, Isaac Engell

Word of the Day:

apropos

preposition
with reference to; concerning.
“she remarked apropos of the initiative, “It’s not going to stop the abuse.””
synonyms: with reference to, with regard to, with respect to, regarding, concerning, on the subject of, connected with, about, re
“he was asked a question apropos his resignation”

adverb
used to state a speaker’s belief that someone’s comments or acts are unrelated to any previous discussion or situation.
“Isabel kept smiling apropos of nothing”
synonyms: irrelevantly, arbitrarily, at random, for no reason, illogically
“apropos of nothing, she started speaking only in rhyme”

adjective
very appropriate to a particular situation.
“the composer’s reference to child’s play is apropos”
synonyms: appropriate, pertinent, relevant, apposite, apt, applicable, suitable, germane, fitting, befitting, material; right on
“the word “conglomerate” was decidedly apropos”

 

Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 20, 2015

 

NewBeginnings

Theme: New Beginnings

Bests:

Best Speaker: Trace Brookeover

Best Table Topics: Kraig Kalisch

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

Role substitutions: Jan Greco for Joe Greco as Grammarian.

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Tonya Brookeover

Word of the Day:

inception

noun

the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

“she has been on the board since its inception two years ago”

synonyms: beginning, commencement, start, birth, dawn, genesis, origin, outset; establishment, institution, foundation, founding, formation, initiation, setting up, origination, constitution, inauguration, opening, debut, day one; informal: kickoff

Agenda (to come)

 

 

Meeting Synopsis: January 13, 2015

 

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Theme: Motivate, Don’t Agitate

Bests:

Best Speaker: Andrew Engell

Best Table Topics: Michelle Lancaster

Best Evaluator: Jason Hart

Role substitutions: Lisa DesRosiers for Joe Greco as Grammarian; Connie Richart for Linda Murphy as Evaluator

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy, Suzanne Chambers, Kraig Kalisch

Word of the Day:

cattywampus

Adjective

(informal) In disarray or disorder; askew.
Measure carefully before cutting, or the entire structure will turn out cattywampus.

Not directly across from nor adjacent to.
City hall is cattywampus to the post office

Agenda (to come)

 

 

General-Business Meeting Minutes, Sept. to Dec. 2014

Minutes from General Business Meetings, Sept. through Dec. 2014

Meeting Synopsis: Jan. 6, 2015/Jay Lancaster Earns Competent Communicator Award

 

Theme: n/a

Bests:

Best Speaker: Jay Lancaster

Best Table Topics: Trace Brookover

Best Evaluator: Randall Hansen

Role substitutions: Randall Hansen for Don Eliot as Evaluator

Guests:

Cyrus Murphy

Word of the Day:

Ubiquitous

adjective
present, appearing, or found everywhere.
“his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present, everywhere, all over the place, pervasive, universal, worldwide, global; rife, prevalent, far-reaching, inescapable

 

Agenda (to come)

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