The January 4 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 24 members and one guest, Bryan (1st visit).

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

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The theme was: “New Beginnings”. The word of the day was: “goal”.

The winners were:

Best Table Topics = Roddy
Spark Plug = Carl
Risk Taker = Carl
Best Evaluator = Christi
Most Improved Speaker = Ron
Second Best Speaker = Diana
Best Speaker = Carl

Presiding: Katharine
Toastmaster: Dr. Bob
Table Topics Master: Colette
General Evaluator: Michele

Diana – Number 1 – “Connecting the Dots”
Mark – Number 1 – “Life Experiences”
Ron – Number 3 – “What Your Hands Say”
Carl – Advance – To Entertain – Number 3 – “Lying Is a Skill”

Evaluators: Roman, Michael, Jesse, Christi.

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:
– Dinh has added our presentation online.
– Michele would like to recognize our hosts who are truly helping us.
– Katharine will have an officers meeting after this meeting.


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