Please join me with a warm welcome to our club’s newest member Lily.  She’s away this Friday and hopefully back on 10/15 for Shawn’s fantastic meeting.  Her new member packet, welcome card and prep for her IceBreaker speech all postmarked today.  Lily’s IceBreaker speech is scheduled for November 19th – mark your calendars and save the date.

What did you miss last Friday?

Toastmaster Bonnie Verhunce brought us home to the Charlestown Cafe for a sonorous morning of high spirits and great speaking.

Table Topics Master Bruce – what special event to promote West Seattle (community fair, etc).  The flock rocked the room with great 1 minute speeches:

MaryB: Debauchery Day!
Kim Boyden: A Zip Line through West Seattle (that won her the trophy)
Jean: Pub Jumping (hit all the bars in West Seattle and Alki)
Jill: West Seattle Water Taxi Day with scenic tours of Alki
Larry: A day of being humble, biblical prayer & contrition

Featured Speakers (both manual speeches)

Bernd, “Is It Time” – thought provoking and engaging presentation on Resolutions and Intentions

Jean, “Bill Pitts, Fact Finding Report” – the scoop on the founder of Explorer Search & Rescue Unit and the builder of Hut at Camp Shurman on Mt Rainier


  • West Seattle Film Forum is showing “Stranger than Fiction” 10/16 at 1030am
    Contact Eddie with questions or more information
    Think of it as a modern day book club – cinema + discussion (highly recommend)
  • Teresa Jordan runs her first marathon this Sunday – Portland Marathon 26.2 miles on 10/10/10!
  • Vic & Bev  are no longer at the Kenney but now living in Olympia

Attendance for 10/1

  • 14 members
  • 01 guest

Don’t forget regular participation is part of the Toastmaster’s Promise (it’s fun to read the  promise – all members signed an application with the Promise – take a gander and refresh your “intention” (smile):

As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise …

  • To attend club meetings regularly;
  • To prepare all of my speech and leadership projects to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the competent communication, Advanced Communication or competent leadership manuals;
  • To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments;
  • To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations;
  • To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow;
  • To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so;
  • To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy;
  • To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers;
  • To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs;
  • To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.

Friday’s meeting, 10/8, ArtsWest
Toastmaster Kim Boyden
Featured Speakers: Steve, Shawn & Judy (wow, wow, wow – what a line up!)


Peter II
Sergeant-at-Arms West Seattle Earlybirds