Monthly Archives: November 2015

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 17, 2015


Theme: None


Best Speaker

Best Table Topics: Trey Russell

Best Evaluator:

Role substitutions: Randall Hansen for Daisy Pongrakthai as Table Topics Master

Guest(s): None

Word of the Day:


1. characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 10, 2015


Theme: None


Best Speaker: Suzanne Chambers

Best Table Topics: Kyle Chambers

Best Evaluator:

Role substitutions: Cyrus Murphy for Trey Russell as Ah/Vote Counter; Kathy Hansen for Daisy Pongrakthai as Evaluator 1

Guest(s): Margaret Carson

Word of the Day:


1. a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event and including marching bands and floats.

Synonyms: procession, march, cavalcade, motorcade, spectacle, display, pageant; review, dress parade, tattoo; march past
“a Memorial Day parade”
a formal march or gathering of troops for inspection or display.
synonyms: procession, march, cavalcade, motorcade, spectacle, display, pageant; More
a series of people or things appearing or being displayed one after the other.
“the parade of Hollywood celebrities who troop onto his show”

2. a parade ground.
a public square or promenade.

a row of stores.
“a shopping parade”

verb: parade; 3rd person present: parades; past tense: paraded; past participle: paraded; gerund or present participle: parading

1. walk or march in public in a formal procession or in an ostentatious or attention-seeking way.
“officers will parade through the town center”
Synonyms: march, process, file, troop
“the teams paraded through the city”

Meeting Synopsis: Nov. 3, 2015


Theme: None


Best Speaker: Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Kraig Kalisch

Best Evaluator: Kraig Kalisch

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Pam Snider

Word of the Day:

a formal authorization or proposition; a decree.
“adopting a legislative review program, rather than trying to regulate by fiat”

synonyms: decree, edict, order, command, commandment, injunction, proclamation, mandate, dictum, diktat

“a political union imposed through imperial fiat”
an arbitrary order.
“the appraisal dropped the value from $75,000 to $15,000, rendering it worthless by bureaucratic fiat”