Weekly Meeting Minutes, February 23, 2021

Present: Lois, Jeanine, Brandon, Ben, Peter, Dick, Derek, Nick, Brandon, Andy

Lois led us in an exciting body language experiment today. Get up and move! The entire meeting was done as charades so that we could practice using our body language to communicate on zoom.

Jeanine: It is raining and I got a flat tire
Peter: Saw a cat and started sneezing
Derek: Got a call that he won a car
Andy: Take a drink only to discover it is pure vodka
Nick: Puppet Show
Ben: trying to sleep and a mosquito is bothering him
Bradon: Trying to drive a stick shift and doesn’t know how
Peter: Not enough sleep and just finished a race
Andy: Got a call from a friend and are very intested
Nick: Got a call about going on a surpise trip
Ben: Anxious because he hasn’t prepared for a test

Jeanine: Nervous
Peter: Annoyed
Ben: embarrased
Nick: Sad
Andy: sick
Ben: Cheery
Nick: Frustration
Peter: Shocked
Andy: Hopeful
Jeanine: wondering

Nick: running a race
Ben: mountain climbing
Andy: swimming
Peter: Golfing
Jeanine: watching an exciting show

Peter and Nick did an improv scene about an exterminator called to a restaraunt

Division Contest is March 27th.

Weekly Meeting Minutes – February 16, 2021

Present: Andy, Jeanine, Dick, Derek, Lois, Ben, Peter, Aimee, Nick

Andy spoke on “You are not funny”
Lois spoke on “My Husbands is Collecting on My Life Insurance”

Peter led Table Topics:
Aimee – Tell us about the best vacation you ever had
Ben – The worst place you’ve been to in Taiwan
Andy – The family vacation that you took that turned into the Griswald Vacation
Lois – The place that you really want to travel to, as if you’ve already been there

Jeanine evaluated Andy and Nick evaluated Lois.
Best Table Topics Speaker was Lois

Make-Up Officer Trainings are happening this week if you need to take training.
March 27 at 10 AM – Division B Contest.
Dues are due now. Lois has emailed invoices to everyone. Please pay or contact Lois directly.

February 9, 2021 Weekly Meeting Minutes

Attendance: Dick, Jeanine, Brandon, Aimee, Ben, Peter, Derek, Andy, Nick, Brandon, Lois

The board has proposed that we waive the local dues for the club for the April dues renewal cycle.
The motion passed.

Brandon spoke on “A Beginner’s Guide to DnD”
Jeanine spoke on “What makes you laugh?”

Greg Fuchs led Table Topics: Speed dating

1 Do you prefer a Diner or a 5-star restaraunt? Peter

2 What would your older self tell your younger self? Derek

3 What are your three favorite all time movies? Andy

4 What is your favorite music genre? Aimee

Andy evaluated Brandon and Ben evaluated Jeanine

Best Table Topics speaker was Derek

Tonight is the Area 20 Contest where Peter will compete in the Table Topics and the International Speech Contests.
This weekend is the TLI – all officers who have not been trained yet should attend and all members are welcome.

Dues are due for April 1. Lois will be sending out invoices for $45 each – please pay those as soon as possible.

Weekly Meeting Minutes for February 2, 2021

Pressent: Andy, Jeanine, Dick, Brandon, Lois, Nick, Ben, Greg F., Derek
Guest Osuwana

Words of the day:
esoteric – adjective – designed for or understood by those with specific knowledge or training, difficult to understand
exoteric – adjective – suitable to be imparted to the public

Andy spoke on “Covid and Vaccines”
Osuwana spoke on “Face the Fear”

Derek ran Table Topics:
How far is too far to go to protect a loved one from themself? – Lois
I came, I saw, I – Greg F.
In all my years, I’ve never! – Nick
Wash, rinse, repeat – Jeanine
Oh be careful little mouth what you say – Brandon

Lois evaluated Andy and Jeanine evaluated Osuwana

Nick was the best Table Topics Speaker

Weekly Meeting Minutes January 26, 2021

Present: Dick, Rhonda, Jeanine, Andy, Brandon, Lois, Greg, Nick, Ben, Peter
Guests: Diana Rodriguez-Area Director

Table Topics Contest
Question: If I had the courage…


Lois interviewed our contestants and we learned a lot about photography as a result.

Our winners were:
1st Place – Peter
2nd Place – Andy
3rd Place – Rhonda

Lois then asked several members more about themselves, much like the contestant interviews.

Peter will be representing the club in the International Speech Contest as well, and will practice his speech next week. We will provide him a round robin evaluation to help him prepare.
Area Contest is February 9 from 7-8pm

Weekly Meeting Minutes for January 19, 2021

Here are the notes for today, and the agenda for next week.

REMINDER: You have until midnight tonight to let Brandon know if you plan to compete in the International Speech Contest next week.

The Table Topics Contest was NOT held today and will happen next week.

Today, we held a Mock Table Topics Contest with the question “Is it ever okay to lie?”

              Peter – Winner

The rest of the meeting was a Table Topics event with the following questions:


Greg – Should there be tougher penalties for driving while distracted?

Nick – Some of the major car manufacturers are now producing vehicles that allow you to check Facebook via a dashboard screen. Do you think this will increase accidents? And if so, should the manufacturer be liable?

Dick – Should passengers be allowed to play with the radio or climate controls while you are driving? What’s the etiquette on this?

Ben – We now have cars that can park themselves. How soon until we have cars that actually do the driving? And what will our roads be like as a result?

Nick – Self Driving Cars…yes?


Andy – What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Why?

Aimee – Are children’s cartoons harmless entertainment? Or are they thinly veiled 30 minute commericals for soon to be launched toy lines?

Peter – There are many famous cartoon heroes like Superman or Batman. If you had the chance, what superhero would you be?

Rhonda – Every time Charlie Brown goes to kick the football Lucy just pulls it away from him and he goes flying. Should Charlie Brown finally wise up, or there something of merit in his quiet optimism?

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!