Meeting notes for January 22, 2016

Those in attendance: Brian Kostecki, CC, Mykal Amaré, ACB, CL, Jean Manwaring, ACB, Jim Guenther, ATMB, Greg Phillips, CC, CL; Beth Dewey, ACB, Janet Dowd, Chuck Furumori, Shawn Terjeson, ATMB, Cause Haun. Josh Huisenga, Megan Hyla, Wendy Cwinar and our newest member Dave Warren.

Nice one Earlybirds.

Mykal Amaré stepped in as President today; meeting was called to order at 7:45 AM.

Chuck Furumori graciously stepped in to give us our Inspiration, nice going Chuck.

Shawn Terjeson was our illustrious Toastmaster. It is always nice to have Shawn navigate us through the course of the meeting.

Our Word of the day was Inveigle, (persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery) given by Josh. If you want to be eligible for the Table Topic prize you need to use the word Inveigle.

We started off with Table Topics lead by Wendt Cwinar; topic was ‘Climate Change.’ Wendy, this was an awesome topic for a last minute.

Two great speeches were presented to us. Beth gave us speech from the “Interpersonal Communication” manual, project ‘Techniques of Negotiation’. Speeches title “Fearlessly Getting What you Want.” Nice presentation, Beth. Cause assisted Beth with a demonstration of negotiation.

Our second speech was a great Ice Breaker given by Janet Dowd. Her speech title was “The Thread of Life.”

Well done Janet, it was very nice getting yo know a bit more about you. You were poised and in control of the stage.

Jim Guenther gave Beth her evaluation for her speech. Greg evaluated Janet’s Ice Breaker.

Cause was our meeting evaluator; great job Cause.

Megan took her first crack as our grammarian.

Mykal was the Vote Counter today. Our timer was Brian Kostecki.

The winners today are for speech-Janet; table topic-Cause and no clean slate winner today.

The International Speech and Evaluation contest is coming up. Clubs should have their contest in February, the Area contest will be in March, the Division Contest in April then on to the Spring Conference on May 21st. Think about entering the contest, it is a great experience.

Welcome to our newest member Dave Warren. Welcome to the flock Dave. Look forward to getting to know you.

Meeting was over at 8:51AM so we had a conversation about why filling out your CL and all the other manuals is important.

Mykal Amaré, Club Secretary