Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters’ November 18, 2014 Meeting

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This week’s theme is “Food.” 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: Stephanie
Joke: James
Speaking Tip: Yolanda
Speakers: Wayne, Azim, Grace
Table Topics: Larry
General Evaluator: Mary Jo
Evaluators: Alyce, Sol, Cindy
Word of the Day: Dave
Ah Counter: Dave
Timer: Himani
Awardmaster: Cindy
Rooney: Stephanie
November 11, 2014 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was “Holidays.”  Wayne was the Presiding Officer. There were 8 at the meeting including guests and Area Governor Martina.
Toastmaster: Wayne
Speaking Tip: Sol suggested that when introducing a speaker, start with a flew sentences about the person, then end with “please welcome {{speaker’s name}}”, do this with a flourish.
Cindy kicked off a new manual, the Interpretive Reader, with her reading of John Greenleaf Whittier’s “The Pumpkin.”
Larry’ speech, “A Walk to Pensiangan,” promised “a tale of worms, disgusting dogs, and superhuman maidens” and he didn’t disappoint. Larry related fascinating stories from his time in the Peace Corps when he was in Malaysia. 
In his speech, “Time to Question the Loyalty Oath,” Ron, discussed why he does not say the Pledge of Allegiance and challenged the club to question the pledge, examining the words and what they really mean.
Word of the Day: Sol – Felicity/felicitous
Awardmaster: Sol
Best Speaker went to Cindy for her interpretation of the poem, “The Pumpkin.”
Stephanie won Best Evaluator for her review of Ron’s speech.
Best Table Topics went to Larry for his description of a “heart-stabbing Christmas” when he was seven years old. His sister got more presents than he and his other siblings, and he got a pop gun but someone hid the corks until the gun broke!
Martina’s Rooney highlighted yet another example of the “trendifying” of food, telling the club about the “pot sized” spaghetti she found in Gelson’s. This spaghetti is shorter than traditional pasta, to eliminate those little pieces that usually break off.  If you want small pasta pieces then buy penne or shells!!

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