This was a full meeting with “Remembrance” as our theme.

Norman Bell, CC, called the meeting to order at 7:45 AM.

Josh announced that he sent a check for $400.00 to ArtsWest for use of space.

Norman introduced Henry Lee, our TM for the day. This was Henry’s first time as Toastmaster, good job and thanks for stepping up and taking on this role.

Henry introduced the cast of characters Mykal-Inspiration; Mimi-Humor; Shawn-meeting evaluator; Brian-vote counter and timer; Josh-grammarian; Cause-table topics, “remember when you were in a situation when you felt out of place/uncomfortable, was it a good or not so good experience?”

Three speech evaluators, Jim G. evaluated Chuck’s speech; Cause was evaluator for Jean’s speech and Mimi was Mykal’s speech evaluator..

Wendy Cwinar gave us our word of the day, “Quintessential.”

Three very different speeches today, Up first was Jean Manwaring, giving us a poetry reading using the “Interpreting Poetry” manual. The title of her reading was “The Story of Us.” Jean will be presenting on Wednesday at “Words West.” Jean volunteers at the food bank-free book program. Very well done Jean.

Our second speaker was Chuck Furumori. Chuck’s speech was from the CC manual project #5, “your body speaks.” The title of Chuck’s speech was “Modern Day News” staying on top of the news without getting bogged down in the garbage. This was a very informative speech, Chuck is our technology guru, he gave us something to check out, RSS – Rich Site Summary, this gives you a summary of the article, I love this idea.

Mykal Amaré was our third speaker. Mykal is working out of the “Special Occasion Speeches” manual. Project #4 “Presenting an Award.” The title of his speech was “Recognizing the Gift.” This speech was prepared for one the Earlybirds, Greg Phillips, honoring him for his supporting of a specific non-profit. Greg could not be with us, Beth Dewey stepped in to accept the award in Greg’s place. Thank you Beth.

The winners today are for speech – Mykal; for table topics – tie Norman & Mimi and clean slate award – was won by Jim G.

Meeting adjourned at 9:01 AM. Happy Friday the 13th!

Mykal Amaré, Club Secretary