Your Invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters June 30, 2015 Meeting

The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,809th meeting will be “Summertime 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.
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Toastmaster: Wayne

Joke: Laura

Speaking Tip: Jen

Word of the Day: Matt

Ah Counter: Lynne

Timer: Mary Jo

Awardmaster: Cedar

Speakers: Cindy, Kristina, Azim

Table Topics: Ron

General Evaluator: Christine

Evaluators: Fred, Grace, Liz

Rooney: Mary Jo

June 23, 2015 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was “Inquiry”  Mary Jo was our Presiding Officer. We had 19 in attendance including guests Robyn, Justin, Lynne, and Nathan, and new members CedarJen and Matt!
Toastmaster: Kristina did an outstanding job in her first time in the Toastmaster role!
Word of the Day: Matt gave us adulate: to flatter or admire excessively or slavishly.

  • In her ice breaker, “Literature and Trauma Narrative,”  Laura described her decision to leave her career as a freelance writer and become a therapist. Laura highlighted the  importance of words in both careers, and told us how she weaves together her love of words and literature into her new career. 
  • Christine gave the club a glimpse into a Mumbai tradition in her speech, “Meals Not Quite on Wheels.” Christine described the “dabbawala,” a delivery system that is based on timing, teamwork and a coding structure established many, many years ago to transport hot meals from home cooks to office workers.  There are around 4,000 delivery people serving 200,000 customers, and Christine reports that there has been just 1 problem in more than 16 million deliveries!  
  • Grace’s speech, “Look Carefully and Think Twice” reminded us to slow down and think about what we are doing before taking action. Acting too quickly without thinking things through can have significant, and often negative, ramifications. We need to remember to listen carefully and think critically, something that our Toastmasters experiences can help us do.

Awardmaster: Azim

  • Best Speaker went to Christine
  • Best Tabletopics went to Justin for his answer to the question: “What would you change in the world if you could?”
  • Best Evaluator went to Ron for his evaluation of Laura’s speech

In the weekly Rooney, Nathan complained about something that aggravates all of us on most days: remembering passwords! 

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