Weekly Meeting Minutes from January 12, 2021

Present: Dick, Nick, Aimee, Brandon, Jeanine, Derek

Word of the day: shenanigan – a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose.

Brandon led Table Topics
Who is the greatest villainin modern literature? Nick 1:58
What is the worst book you ever read? Dick 1:35
If you were to write a book, what would it be about? Aimee 1:25
If you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 would you bring? Jeanine 1:44
You find yourself trapped in a library in the middle of the worst snow storm on record – what books do you burn to stay warm and why? Brandon 2:29
People say that dreams really do come true, but aren’t nightmares dreams too? Jeanine 1:40
Where is a case where people tend to contradict themselves in daily life? Dick 2:03
Do as I say, not as I do – is it ever ok to give that edict? Aimee 1:22
Most of us agree that speeding should be illegal, yet many of us still do it. Why? Nick 2:25
Some people would illegally download a song, but would never steal a CD. Why do you think this is the case? Derek 1:38
Rebuttal to the CD vs Download. Dick 1:16
Why is it that some poeple only seem to be happy when they are unhappy? Brandon 1:46
Her own “Karen story – Aimee 1:26
Would the world be better off if we all spoke one language? What would be lost? Jeanine 1:58
Cell phones and Smart phones have allowed us access to people in a way we never dreamed of even 20 years ago. Is that a good thing? Nick 2:08
Should telemarketing be illegal? Derek 1:34

Table Topics contest is next Tuesday – January 19th
International Speech Contest is January 26th

Weekly Meeting – January 5, 2021

Present: Andy, Jeanine, Lois, Brandon, Dick, Nick, Rhonda, Peter, Greg F., Ben

Andy spoke on “The power of No”
Lois spoke on “Does Mentoring Work?”

Rhonda led Table Topics:
Dick – What’s something new you’ve learned?
Jeanine – Who do you compare yourself to?
Ben – What gets you excited about life?
Nick – What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Peter – If not now, then when?
Brandon – What do you wish you spent more time doing 5 years ago?
Greg – Is it possible to lie without saying a word?

Jeanine evaluated Andy and Greg evaluated Lois.

Best Table Topics Speaker was Peter.

Club Contests:
Table Topics – January 19
International – January 26

Area Contest – February 9th in the evening
TLI – February 13th

Weekly Meeting Minutes – December 29, 2020

Present: Greg F., Lois, Jeanine, Nick, Dick, Ben, Rhonda, Matt, Andy, Peter

Lois spoke on “Yes, We Do Mature Over the Years”
Rhonda spoke on “You’ve Got Style”

Greg Fuchs led Table Topics

Peter – What is the best Christmas Present you received this year?
Dick – Whatis the best Christmas present you gave this year?
Andy – When the COVID vaccine is available, are you going to get it? Why or Why not?
Matt – Top trending name is Laurie Loughlin – what are your thoughts on her sentence?
Nick – Is 2021 going to be better than 2020?
Ben – What good thing came out of COVID for you in 2020?
Jeanine – What is the best Christmas Present you received this year?
Rhonda – What is the best present you gave or received?

Nick evaluated Lois and Ben evaluated Rhonda

Best Table Top speaker was Matt

Area 20 Contest – February 9
Club Contests will be the last 2 weeks in January
Table Topics Contestants so far – Rhonda, Peter,
International Contestants so far – Peter,

Weekly Meeting Minutes – December 22, 2020

Present: Jeanine, Lois, Rhonda, Ben, Nick, Brandon, Dick

Lois spoke on her Lessons learned during her Virtual Conference

Jeanine led Table Topics
Lois – What is your most memorable Christmas celebration?
Dick – What do you want for Christmas, or what did you want for Hanukkah?
Ben – Tell us about a holiday tradition your family had when you were a child.
Rhonda – What is something you could do to help someone this Holiday?
Nick – Tell us about 5 things that you like to do during Christmas holidays.
Brandon – Bad children get coal for Christmas from Santa. What are some other items he could put in there as well?
Jeanine – If you have an option to change the costume of Santa Claus, what would you do?
Rhonda – What do you want to accomplish in the New Year?
Dick – Tell us about a New Year’s resolution that made a difference in your life, or one that you were able to keep.
Brandon – What was the shortest time it took you to break a New Year’s resolution? What was that resolution?

Rhonda evaluated Lois.

Best Table Topics Speaker was Brandon for his topic about Coal.

Next week is our last meeting of 2020. Please sign up and join us for the fun!

Weekly Meeting Minutes – December 15, 2020

Present: Jeanine, Brandon, Andy, Lois, Rhonda, Dick, Brandum, Nick, Peter,

Guest Dustin Ogden

Word of the Day: mirth (noun) amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

Lois shared about her Communication Style with “Be Flexible with your Coummunication Style”

Dick led Table Topics:
Lois: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets it’s wings”
Brandum: “There’s no crying in baseball!”
Peter: “Play it again, Sam”
Nick: “You can’t handle the truth!”
Andy: “I see dead people”
Rhonda: “You had me at hello”
Brandon: “Get your stinking paws off me, you stinking ape!”
Jeanine: “Go ahead, make my day”
Dustin: “I’ll be back!”
Dick: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”

Rhonda evaluated Lois.

Best Table Topics Speaker was Dustin.

TLI – February 13th
Contest Season starts now. Our International and Table Topics contest will be in January followed by the Area on February 9th, and Division Contest in March.
Division B Council Meeting is January 15th for the President, VPE and VPM and anyone else who would like to attend.

Meeting Minutes – December 8, 2020

Present: Jeanine, Dick, Nick, Lois, Andy, Greg F., Rhonda, Ben,

Word of the day: amicable – characterized by friendly goodwill: peaceable

Andy spoke on “LMX – Leader, Member, Exchange”
Ben spoke on “Understanding the Impact of Your Attitudes and Thoughts On Daily interactions.”

Jeanine led Table Topics:
Andy – What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Greg – What is your favorite childhood memory?
Nick – Which holiday is your least favorite?
Dick – When you think of the holiday season, what smells come to mind?
Lois – What special dishes do you prepare for your holiday meal?
Rhonda: What is the funniest thing to ever happen during a Holiday weekend?
Jeanine – The Christmas that should have taken place 6 weeks later

Rhonda evaluated Andy and Lois evaluated Ben

Best Table Topic Speaker was Dick

Lois reminded everyone that Office Training is this Saturday

Weekly Meeting Minutes – December 1, 2020

Present: Andy, Dick, Jeanine, Sonali, Brandon, Ben, Brandum, Rhonda, Nick

Word of the day is Pandemic
Andy spoke on “Where Leaders are Made”

Nick led Table Topics:
Brandon – What is the best thing you ever purchased under $50?
Dick – If your life was a movie, would it be a comedy, drama or romance and which actor would play you?
Jeanine – Describe your favorite homemade sandwich and how to make it as if you were on a cooking show
Brandum – Pretend that the human body can have 1 cheat day a month with not negative impacts – describe your entire day of eating
Rhonda – Would you rather change something in the past, or find out something from the future?
Sonali – What habit do you have that annoys the other people in your life?
Andy – If you had the option of being able to speak to animals, or any language in the world, what would you choose and why?
Ben – What TV show or movie would you like to see in real life?

Ben evaluated Andy’s speech

Table Topics Winner for the day was Brandum

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