The theme of Mission Chapter Toastmasters 1,923d meeting is “Birthdays.”
Joke Master: Taylor
Speaking Tip: Grace
Speakers: Mary Beth, Taiwo and Janna
Table Topics: Lisa
Evaluators: Ron, Robert and Norma
Word of the Day: Open
Ah Counter: Grace
October 14, 2017, Division E Contest:
Congratulations to Norma, who won second place in the Division E Humorous Speech contest, with “Be Prepared.” Congratulations also to Jen, who won third place in the Division E evaluation contest.
Congratulations to our Division E representatives at the District Conference in Las Vegas: Adrian Prado of Carpinteria Toastmasters for the humorous speech contest and Jesse Bresindine of Whitehatters Ovation Club. Both these winners are from Area E3, of which Cindy is Area Director.
October 10, 2017 Meeting Notes
The theme of the meeting was “Unintended Consequences,” and Jon, our Vice-President of Education, was the presiding officer. There were 15 people at the meeting including returning guests Morgan.
Robert’s speech, “Negotiating in Public,” was about President Trump’s third travel ban, the end of the litigation about the second travel ban, and the start of the litigation about the third ban, and how the process appears to be President Trump negotiating in public, and how Congress is missing from that negotiation.
Christine spoke of how our libraries in the United States are “national treasures,” and how libraries benefit us by providing us with access to books, providing programs for the community, and by providing spaces to meet, and how libraries are under-appreciated in the United States. She contrasted the availability of libraries here with the complete lack of libraries in her native India.
Ron, by audience request, provided us with the story of how he came to the United States after the divorce of his improbably-married parents, and after living essentially on his own as a ten-year-old in Montreal — and how he arrived in the United States on a bus that stank (because it ran over a skunk).
Best Speaker went to Robert
Best Evaluator went to Holly for her evaluation of Ron’s speech.
Best Table Topics was Norma for sharing information about her exercise acting as a tire on a car in acting class.