Weekly Meeting Minutes – November 24, 2020

Present: Jeanine Kinsey, Andy Bern, Lois Margolin, Dick Linehan, Benjamin Yen, Brandon Kinsey, Nick Delfino, Brandum Davis, Greg Fuchs
Guest: Hart

We voted Brandum into the club
We received our President’s Distinguished Ribbon from TI

Word of the Day: nuance – a subtle distinction or variation

Benjamin spoke on “Manage Yourself and Adapt to the ever Changes in Life.”

Dick led Table Topics today:
Brandon – Explain centrifugal force (centripetal?)
Andy – Explain the nuance between accuracy and precision
Brandum – Explain the concept of inertia
Jeanine – Explain gravity
Nick – Explain googol in mathematics
Lois – Explain calorie in thermodynamics
Greg – Explain a first class lever
Ben – Where is the Magnetic North Pole?

Andy evaluated Ben’s speech

Best Table Topics Speaker: Andy

December 12 – Club Officer Training
February 13 – TLI

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Weekly Meeting Minutes November 17, 2020

In attendance: Andy Bern, Jeanine Kinsey, Brandon Kinsey, Rhonda Sternberg, Nick Delfino, Greg Fuchs, Lois Margolin, Benjamin Yen, Dick Linehan, Peter Palmer
Guest: Brandum Davis

Started with the Pledge of Allegiance

Brandon spoke on “Communication and Listening”
Jeanine spoke on “Blind Sighted”

Nick ran Table Topics:
Rhonda “Would you rather be a deep sea diver or an astronaut?”
Andy “Would you rather spend one at Toastmasters, or one night at home watching Netflix?”
Dick “Would you rather be in a desert with no water, or in the north pole with no clothes?”
Brandum “What was it you wanted to be when you were a kid, and did you end up doing it?”
Greg “Every generation complains about the previous generation – what do you complain about?”
Lois “Describe the world 20 years from now: what would we be doing differently?”

Andy evaluated Brandon and Rhonda evaluated Jeanine

Best Table Topics Speaker was Lois

Club officer training is December 12th and TLI is February 13th
Division B Contest is this Saturday, November 21st at 9am
This Wednesday, November 18th, Lois has her Membership Retention Workshop

The board had a meeting last week and Brandon announced that there is a moratorium on current politics and election related topics until at least the end of January.

Weekly Meeting Minutes November 10, 2020

In attendance: Jeanine Kinsey, Andy Bern, Dick Linehan, Brandon Kinsey, Rhonda Sternberg, Lois Margolin, Benjamin Yen, Matt Kinsey, Nick Delfino,

Guests – Betsy Castro is from Hollywood and found us on Eventbrite, Javiera Naranjo was invited by Betsy.

Body Launguage – Rhonda

Brandon spoke about the misconceptions about Gamers.
Andy spoke about a public relations campaign for masks and vaccinations.
Nick shared best practices for caring for facial hair.

Dick Linehan led Table Topics
Lois shared a lesson learned through making a mistake
Matt descired a victory after adversity
Benjamin gave advice to a graduating High School student

Lois evaluated Brandon
Ben evaluated Andy
Rhonda evaluated Nick

Best Speaker: Brandon
Best Table Topics: Matt
Best Evaluator: Lois

Saturday, Novermber 14 at 9am is the Division B Contest. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5f32g9m
Rhonda asked if we can add the Pledge back in
Matt suggested that we consider adding a “Listener” to the meeting roles. They would ask a couple of questions about things that happened during the meeting to see if everyone was listening.
Brandon will add the new role and the Pledge next week.
Lois is doing a special presentation title Attract and Retain – the Membership Game – Wednesday Nov 18 Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudeqprDsvHt3buxiuQ-Z9PoV1fMGtTCzh

Weekly Meeting Minutes – November 3, 2020

In attendance: Brandon Kinsey, Dick Linehan, Andy Bern, Jeanine Kinsey, Peter Palmer, Nick Delfino, Rhonda Sternberg, Benjamin Yen, Lois Margolin,

Guest: SHAHZIL RAZA from Pakistan, Dibia Desoza from UK Coventry Hospital

Word of the day: sesquipedalian [adj] (of a word) polysyllabic; long

Jeanine led the Table Topics:
First, we put the Big Bad Wolf on trial for distruction of property of the 3 little pigs:
Dick was our prosecuting attorney
Andy was our defense attorney
Brandon was the pig who built the straw house (proseturion witness)
Peter was the Big Bad Wolf’s little brother (defense witness)
Ben was the Big Bad Wolf’s little brother (defense witness)
Nick was the big bad wolf
The group agreed that the Big Bad Wolf was innocent
Lois talked about this year’s Halloween celebration
Peter shared his favorite Halloween memory
Andy told us about his Thanksgiving plans for 2020
Dick explained sesquipedalian to us in his own terms
Brandon told us how he feels about the fact that Christmas is already in full swing
Ben told us about his favorite holiday from Taiwan – the Moon festival
Nick shared how school is going for his nephews with the COVID environment at school
Lois shared what she is most looking forward to about the Holidays this year
Jeanine was asked to tell whether 2020 should be the year that never was, or the year that had to happen

Best Table Topics speaker was Brandon for his war on Christmas