The February 1 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 25 members and five guests: Yechen (former members, 4th visit), Daniel (4th visit), Jessica, Connie (both 2nd visit), a past member Michael.

Welcome our two new members Yechen and Daniel

Our location is at the East Bluffs Homeowners Community at 2414 Vista Del Oro, Newport Beach.

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The theme was: “Groundhog Day”. The word of the day was: “dubious”.

The winners were:

Best Table Topics = Roddy
Spark Plug = Dinh
Risk Taker = Dr. Bob
Best Evaluator = Katharine
Most Improved Speaker = Lauren
Second Best Speaker = Jesse
Best Speaker = Dinh

Presiding: Katharine
Toastmaster: Joe
Table Topics Master: Ron
General Evaluator: Michael

Dinh – Advance – Entertain – Number 1 – “triple-t-phobia”
Jesse – Number 6 – “1.5”
Lauren – Number 6 – “AID’s program in Taiwan”
Dr. Bob – Number 7 – “Parliamentary Procedures”

Evaluators: Joani, Katharine, Roman, Tom.

Old Business:
– Please always bring and use your manuals, both Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership.
– It is important to keep our introductions, Invocation, toast, educational minute and joke, short.
– Please note that we are not to park in the street because it is reserved for the residents.

New Business:
– Katharine announced that Bob is celebrating his 25th year with our club. Congratulations!
– Because of his health, Geza is going inactive.
– A motion to induct Yechen back in our club. Am amendment to also include Daniel. They passed.
– Welcome Yechen and Daniel
– Katharine informed us that the upcoming contests will be Table Topics and International. The Area A-2 will be on March 12. The club contests will be on February 22.
– Dustin read the schedule for next week.

Best Speaker:  Dinh – Advance – Entertaining Speaker Speech 1 – “triple-t-phobia”

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