Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 23, 2016



Theme: Looking Beyond the Horizon


Best Speaker: n/a (time issues)

Best Table Topics: Bonnie Anderson

Best Evaluator: Aaron Thueringer

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Thueringer, Jolene McGee, Bonnie Anderson

Word of the Day:

a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.
skill or ability in a particular field.
“he has excellent technique”
Synonyms: skill, ability, proficiency, expertise, mastery, talent, genius, artistry, craftsmanship; aptitude, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, facility, competence; performance, delivery; informalknow-how
“I was impressed with his technique”

a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.
“tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communications”
Synonyms: method, approach, procedure, system, modus operandi, MO, way; means, strategy, tack, tactic, line; routine, practice
“different techniques for solving the problem”


Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 16, 2016



Theme: Leadership


Best Speaker: Kraig Kalisch

Best Table Topics: TIE: Danielle Chambers, Margaret Carson, Lisa DesRosiers

Best Evaluator: Kathy Hansen

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Theuringer, Jerene Miller

Word of the Day:


1. a large or excessive amount of (something).
“a plethora of committees and subcommittees”
Synonyms: excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, profusion; too many, too much, enough and to spare; informalmore —— than one can shake a stick at
“a plethora of opinion polls”
antonyms: dearth

an excess of a bodily fluid, particularly blood.


Agenda: See Role Substitutions for changes after agenda was set.

Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 9, 2016


Theme: None


Best Speaker: TIE: Adena Sabins and Laura Hepler

Best Table Topics: Guest: Bonnie Anderson

Best Evaluator: Rick Henderson

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Theuringer, Jerene Miller, Bonnie Anderson, Jolene McGee, Lowell Carson

Word of the Day:

giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
“the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious”
Synonyms: favorable, auspicious, promising, providential, advantageous, optimistic, bright, rosy, heaven-sent, hopeful; opportune, timely
“the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious”
Antonyms: inauspicious, unfortunate

favorably disposed toward someone.
“there were points on which they did not agree, moments in which she did not seem propitious”

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Meeting Synopsis: Feb. 2, 2016



Theme: Empathy


Best Speaker: Adena Sabins

Best Table Topics: Dean Kiefer

Best Evaluator: Suzanne Chambers

Role substitutions: None

Guest(s): Lou Theuringer, Danny Holmes

Word of the Day:


1. (of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading.
“abject poverty”
Synonyms: wretched, miserable, hopeless, pathetic, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, sorry, woeful, lamentable, degrading, appalling, atrocious, awful
“abject poverty”
(of an unhappy state of mind) experienced to the maximum degree.
“his letter plunged her into abject misery”

2. (of a person or their behavior) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing.
“an abject apology”
Synonyms: contemptible, base, low, vile, worthless, debased, degraded, despicable, ignominious, mean, unworthy, ignoble
“an abject sinner”
obsequious, groveling, fawning, toadyish, servile, cringing, sycophantic, submissive, craven
“an abject apology”



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