Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters’ September 2, 2014 Meeting

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The theme of the meeting is “Work!” Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up). Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.
Toastmaster: Grace
Joke: Melisa
Speaking Tip: Hannah
Word of the Day: Dave
Ah Counter: Dave
Timer: Himani
Speakers: Wayne, Christine, Alyce
Table Topics: Liz
General Evaluator: Cindy
Evaluators: Azim, Himani, Ron
Rooney: Yolanda
Awardmaster: Lili
August 26, 2014 Meeting Notes
This was our Humor Contest meeting and was full of great stories!  Mary Jo was our Presiding Officer. There were 13 people at the meeting.
Toastmaster/Contest Chair was Cindy
Timer:  Mary Jo
Counters: Ron and Mary Jo
 After searching high and low, sitting in an inordinate amount of traffic, and trying to discern what a “distressed” finish really means and what it should cost, Christine explained why she thinks that “Furniture is Just Overrated.” When her mother arrives from India in a few weeks, Christine can just tell her that she is adopting a minimalist lifestyle!
Lili amused pet lovers, and even those that aren’t really “pet people,” with her tale of  “A Dog That Only a Mother Can Love.” Lili shared her adventures when petsitting for her daughter’s dog, Iggy Fusebox, aka “lamb chop legs.” 
Melisa reminded the club of why we all need to “Think Before You Speak.” Melisa shared some of her own verbal missteps, and told some tales about her younger sister. One takeaway:  asking if your high school boyfriend’s mother was alive during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake does not score you many points!
Larry‘s speech, “Listen!” informed us of the trials of finally getting a hearing aid, and of not having it tuned properly. The ability to hear ants might be interesting to people concerned with pests in their kitchen, but for most people – not so much!
Contest Runner Up! Wayne’s speech, “A Cure for Senior Moments,” proposed that the cure for senior moments when you forget why you walked into a room was to return to where you started and undoubtedly there would be a reminder of what your purpose is. Sounds good in theory, but what if you end up in an endless cycle – every time you get to the endpoint you continue to forget why you were there!
Our Winner! Grace related a tale that was strange but true with “Surprises in the Mail.” Over a period of several months, Grace received baby formula, information about narcolepsy medication, and a subscription to Golf Digest magazine in the mail. She did manage to weave together some possible, albeit far fetched, rationale for the combination. However, anyone that knows Grace knows she has no use for baby formula, and golf would be much too slow for someone with so much energy!
Thanks to everyone for participating, and big congratulations to Grace and Wayne!

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