The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,932nd meeting is Help.
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Speaking Tip: Jen
Word of the Day: open
Speakers: Taiwo, Jon, Janna
General Evaluator: Ron
Evaluators: Open, Wayne, Christine
Table Topics: Norma
Award master: Alyce
January 9, 2018, Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was “Technology!” Jen was the presiding officer. There were 12 people at the meeting.
Our Toastmaster was Cindy.
Taylor’s amusing speech, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” revealed Taylor’s inner conflict with treating animals humanely, protecting the environment, and maintaining a just economy with his deep, inner need to eat meat. When he is MEAT HUNGRY, Mr. Hyde, his alter ego, rears his ugly head and overtakes the good, sensible, Mr. Jekyll who wants to treat everything and everyone with kindness. Meditation and logical reasoning withstanding, those burgers can call to him and break his will!
Larry told the club about his and his wife’s traveling adventure to New Mexico in a Tesla with their friends. At the end of the speech we were admonished to “Charge Forth,” as his title stated, with new technology even though there are still some challenges with “getting there” (finding enough supercharge stations), “getting around there” (having a limited range to “tootle around”), and “being there” (to which he admitted feeling somewhat superior to “fossil fuel people” who were sightseeing alongside them). Yes, it is time to cut the old technology leash!
Best speaker: There were only two speakers because the freeway was closed due to the terrible mudslides from the rainstorm we had after the Thomas Fire. Our third speaker, Taiwo, was stuck in Carpinteria.
Best evaluator: N/A (see Best Speaker above)
Best table topics: Cindy, who really likes her Alexa for music and her Apple watch for tracking fitness data, shared that, sadly, her tile floor obliterated her Apple watch. She really hopes that her favorite Apple device will be replaced on her soon-to-be birthday!
It was very nice to have a new guest. Welcome, Anna!