Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 11, 2014 Theme: Speech and Evaluation Contest

Today we veered from our standard meeting format to have a club contest.  We had two categories: International Speech and Evaluations.  Ash and Kate participated in the speech contest and Barb and Eileen competed in the evaluation contest.  The winners will represent our club in the Area contest.

Pat Sultan, our Area Governor, was our guest today.  She provided the target speech for the evaluation contest.  Though both Barb and Eileen gave excellent evaluations, Barb won the contest.  She will move forward to the area competition.

Both Kate and Ash gave inspiring speeches. Ash spoke of how her life was like a monster truck.  Sometimes she was very powerful and she soared.  Other times when she wasn’t careful she would crash and hurt herself and those she cared about.  Kate spoke of how she overcame a mental roadblock by taking on a huge physical challenge. Both speeches inspired members to face challenges with fearlessness and grace.  In the end, Ash won the speech contest and will represent our club in area contest.

We ended our contest with starting a membership drive.  It will run from February 11th – March 25th.  Every guest and every member who brings a guest will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks card. Drawing will be held at our April 1st meeting.  You must be present to win.  No foolin’ ….you can be a winner!


  1. Thank you for the update

  2. The speeches were inspiring and all contests are to be congratulated for their courage in stepping up and participating.

  3. I loved the round robin evaluations where each member told what the winning speaker and evaluator did well and how they could improve as they move on to the Area Contest.

  4. Thanks for the minutes, Kate. We had fun!