Monday, January 15, 2018

PSNW Meeting minutes, January 09, 2018

Public Speaking Northwest, Club #9406

Date January 9, 2018

Today’s Theme: Reflection


            Call Meeting to Order                                                                                        Julia
            Flag Salute                                                                                                      

President (pro tem)                                                                                            Janell                       
            Welcome Guests: Heather, Debbie, Mara     
            Announcements: Julia got her icebreker’s award.
                                      Mercedes’ new baby announcement and pictures.                                                                                               Filled out roles for next meeting.
                                    Nancy won the drawing for being present with the book.
                                    Jean explained the project #6 in leadership manual, looking to organize the “white                                              elephant” party.
             Introduce Toastmaster                                                                                                                                      
Toastmaster:                                                                                                   Janell                                      
            Introduce GATE Team                                                                          
            Grammarian     word Reflection                                                             Cara
Ah Counter                                                                                           Nancy
Timer                                                                                                   Julia

Speaking Segment________________________________________________________________________________

            Speaker #1, “What to do with the broken heart?” Part 2, 8-10 min                       Julie

            Speaker #2, “How to handle criticism”, 10-14 min                                   Jim (best speaker)           

Timer’s Report, Cast Ballots
           
Table Topics Master                                                                                                                                                                           
            Table Topics                                                                                        Lynne
            Uliana, Cara, Mara (best TT), Tobias, Giri.
Timer’s Report, Cast Ballots                                        

Evaluation Segment_______________________________________________________________________________

            Evaluator #1                                                                                        Warren
            Evaluator #2                                                                                         Giri (best evaluator)
                       
            Timer’s Report, Cast Ballot
            GATE Team Reports               
            General Evaluator                                                                                 Jean                                        
                                                                                                                                               

Return Meeting to President                                                                                                  

            Present Awards           
            Monthly Drawing                                                                      
Guest Comments
            Closing Remarks and/ or Business                                  


Present: Julie, Jean, Lynne, Warren, Mara, Cara, Robert, Uliana, Julia, Jim, Nancy, Giri, Tobias, Janell, Lucelly, Thenseena, Heather, Debbie.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Club Officer’s Meeting Minutes, January 02, 2018

Public Speaking Northwest Toastmasters
Club Officer’s Meeting
January 2, 2018

Our president pro tem, Janell, called the meeting to order.

Also in attendance were Nancy, Jean, Julie, Lynne, Julia, Uliana.

1.     Julia had stepped in to the role of sergeant at arms, gave us the details about her capabilities within the role.

2.     Jean reported she sent an email about scheduling officers training. She also gave us the report about speaking progress in our club, our club’s speaking goals, and achievements. Plans for future special meetings – awards party will be deferred to February.

3.     Janell was looking for a deputy, since Giri was not seen for long time at the meetings. Lynne had volunteered to be the deputy.

4.     Nancy reported how she advertised our club in several media platforms, also proposed to format better our Facebook page. Other proposition was to put links to our FB page to the minutes email. Propositions were accepted.

5.     Uliana raised the concern with the new minutes’ format taking a lot more efforts comparing to its yielding benefits. Decided to try it for a month and see.

6.      Julia raised a question about not giving out “the best speaker” award, the proposition was not supported.

The meeting was stopped because of time constrains.


Submitted by Uliana, PSNW Secretary.

PSNW Meeting minutes, January 02, 2018

Public Speaking Northwest Club #9406
“A Presidents Distinguish Club”


Date of Meeting: 1/02/2018           Meeting Theme: Resolutions/Reflections

Call Meeting to Order                                                          Julia                                
President:    pro tem                                                          Janell                                             Welcome Guests: Rob
Announcements:
-        White elephant party is moved to the end of the month
-        Next week is drawing for the prize
-        Jean thanked for the “get well” card, and asked members to share their TM goals.

Toastmaster:                                                                      Emery          
          Introduce G.A.T.E. Team            
                    Grammarian with word “Curiosity”                     Thenseena                                                       Ah counter                                                         Dan                                           
                    Timer                                                                  Lynne                                        
         
Speaking Segment:
                    First Speaker: Speech #3 -“ Moral of Story”                Julie 
                    Manual Title: Advanced -Story Telling    
                    Speech Title: “What do you do with a broken heart?”
                    Speech Length: 6-8 minutes       
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                    Second Speaker: Speech # 1-“Ice Breaker Speaker”   Julia (best speaker)
Manual Title: CC manual
                    Speech Title: “Finding peace through Gratitude”
                    Speech Length: 4-6 minutes       
Write comments
Timer’s Report/Cast Ballots
            
Table Topics                                                                      Uliana                                        
          Speakers: Warren (best TT), Robert, Thenseena, Dan, Rob.
          Timer’s Report/Cast Ballots

Evaluation Segment:
                    Evaluator#1-  (2-3 minutes)                                       Jim
                    Evaluator#2- (2-3 minutes)                                       Jean(best evaluator)
Timer’s Report/Cast Ballots

 General Evaluation                                                           Nancy                   
                    Timer’s Report / Cast Ballots
 
GATE Reports
                    Humorist                                                                    Robert

  Return Meeting to President:  pro tem                           Janell           
                    Present Awards
                    Guest Comments
          Emery proposed to acknowledge hearing the word of the day by knocking on the table, everybody was in favor.
Closing Remarks and/or Business

          Present: Julie, Julia, Jean, Warren, Jerry, Thenseena, Uliana, Lynne, Jim, Dan, Nancy, Janell, Emery, Robert, Rob (guest).


Monday, January 1, 2018

PSNW meeting minutes, 12/19/17

Public Speaking Northwest Club #9406
Meeting Minutes
December 19, 2017

Our Toastmaster was Lynne with the theme Songs of the Season.

Our President, Janell, opened our meeting.

Our Gate Team was:
Grammarian Nancy
Ah Counter – Hilary
Timer – Julia
General Evaluator - Barbara

Our Speakers were Uliana with “Hi Bill!” (Best Speaker), and Randy with “The radio talk show”.

Our Evaluators were Janell (Best Evaluator), and Robert.

Our Table Topics Master was Randy, volunteered on the spot, lead the segment with a spark!

Our Table Topic Speakers were Jerry, Mercedes (best TT), Becky, Julie, Robert (Best TT). Yes, we had a tie, and as a result – 2 best TT speakers!

Announcements and Awards:
We signed holiday cards for the folks at ISOutsource, and also a card for Mercedes with the best wishes for her and her new baby!

Members in Attendance were Julie, Emery, Mercedes and her son Leonardo, Barb, Robert, Jerry, Hillary, Julia, Uliana, Randy, Janell, Nancy, Lynne, Thenseena.

Guests in Attendance: Katai

Motion to Adjourn: at 1:00 pm.


PSNW meeting minutes, 12/12/17

Public Speaking Northwest
Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2017

Our Toastmaster was Randy and his theme was Patience.

Our President Janell opened our meeting.

Our Gate Team was:
Grammarian - Barb with the word Patience.
Ah Counter - Jane.
Timer - Janell
General Evaluator - Nancy

Our Speakers were Cara (Best Speaker) with her Ice Breaker, “Embrace Your Voice” and Dan with “The Top 5 Fitness Myths You’ve Been Told”

Our Evaluators were Jerry and Hilary (Best Evaluator). Both of them stepped into their roles last minute and did a splendid job. It was Jerry’s very first time as evaluator.

Our Table Topics Master was Jim with great questions.

Our Table Topic Speakers were Jim, Deoshree, Lynne, Randy, Robert, Brianna, Julia, Grace and Thenseena (Best Table Topics).

Announcements:
1.     We have many role openings for next week’s meeting.
2.     We had our mentor ceremony for our new member, Julia, and her new mentor, Hilary.
3.     We are collecting money for a baby gift for Mercedes. Should you choose to participate; a basket will be on the back table for your contribution.
4.     Remember to bring back your flash drives once you have downloaded the video of your speech.
5.     New members, please remember to bring in your duplicate copy of your Competent Leader and Competent Communicator manuals to replace the ones given to you in advance.

Members in Attendance were Jim, Jean, Julie, Randy, Hilary, Lynne, Janell, Jerry, Grace, Cara, Jane, Robert, Dan, Nancy and Brianna.

Guests in Attendance Tenseena and Deoshree.

Motion to Adjourn: Nancy      Second: Warren


Minutes respectfully submitted by Nancy Hovan Carpenter, for PSNW Secretary, Uliana Dmitrovsky

Club Officer’s Meeting Minutes, December 05, 2017

Public Speaking Northwest Toastmasters
Club Officer’s Meeting
December 5, 2017

Our president, Janell, called the meeting to order.

Also in attendance were Nancy VP of PR, Jean VP of Ed, Julie VP of Membership, Hilary Treasurer and Lynne Sergeant at Arms. Jim joined us toward the end of the meeting.

1.     Lynne is purchased holiday cards and will purchase gift cards as gifts to IOsource folks who provide the room for us.
2.     The project to rework our Toastmasters banner and ribbons has been placed on hold.
3.     The remote owned by the club for PowerPoint presentations has been misplaced. We may need to purchase another one. No decision was made.
4.     Our meeting minutes need to be written in a friendlier format for PR purposes and include announcements.
5.     Warren wants to reach out to former PSNW members as a recruitment drive. The issue of forgiving them dues for the first 6 months back has yet to be decided.
6.     We will have new club officers. Julia will be Sergeant at Arms and Giri will be our new membership VP beginning in January.
7.     We need a president for spring 2018. We asked Randy and he will get back to us later this week.
8.     Lynne is writing up a chore list for Julia. It was discussed whether we should all write up directions for our jobs. It was decided that a chore list/job description may scare off potential officers.
9.     Mercedes will be having her baby soon, if she has not given birth already. Jean proposed that we take a collection for a baby gift. It was decided that we would make the collection this week and next and use the proceeds to purchase an Amazon gift card for Mercedes, to be given to her in January.
10. Nancy needs to figure out how to post documents to our website. Our meetings were listed Mondays on the website calendar. Nancy will rectify that (DONE).
11. As of November 30th, Public Speaking Northwest Toastmasters has $821.51 in the bank.  
12. Jim suggested that we consider not having a Best Speaker contest at our regular meetings. Some of the other clubs he visited do not do it so new members are not intimidated competing against seasoned members. We discussed it and made no decision.


Respectfully submitted by Nancy Hovan Carpenter for Uliana, PSNW Secretary

PSNW Meeting minutes, December 05, 2017

Public Speaking Northwest
Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2017

Our Toastmaster was Randy and his theme was Patience.

Our President Janell opened our meeting.

Our Gate Team was:
Grammarian - Barb with the word Patience.
Ah Counter - Jane.
Timer - Janell
General Evaluator - Nancy

Our Speakers were Cara (Best Speaker) with her Ice Breaker, “Embrace Your Voice” and Dan with “The Top 5 Fitness Myths You’ve Been Told”

Our Evaluators were Jerry and Hilary (Best Evaluator). Both of them stepped into their roles last minute and did a splendid job. It was Jerry’s very first time as evaluator.

Our Table Topics Master was Jim with great questions.

Our Table Topic Speakers were Jim, Deoshree, Lynne, Randy, Robert, Brianna, Julia, Grace and Thenseena (Best Table Topics).

Announcements:
1.     We have many role openings for next week’s meeting.
2.     We had our mentor ceremony for our new member, Julia, and her new mentor, Hilary.
3.     We are collecting money for a baby gift for Mercedes. Should you choose to participate; a basket will be on the back table for your contribution.
4.     Remember to bring back your flash drives once you have downloaded the video of your speech.
5.     New members, please remember to bring in your duplicate copy of your Competent Leader and Competent Communicator manuals to replace the ones given to you in advance.

Members in Attendance were Jim, Jean, Julie, Randy, Hilary, Lynne, Janell, Jerry, Grace, Cara, Jane, Robert, Dan, Nancy and Brianna.

Guests in Attendance Tenseena and Deoshree.

Motion to Adjourn: Nancy      Second: Warren


Minutes respectfully submitted by Nancy Hovan Carpenter, for PSNW Secretary, Uliana Dmitrovsky