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entry Jun 20 2006, 09:42 PM
All meetings will start at 12pm.

5/16/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta A Confirmed
6/6/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Baileys X Roads Confirmed
6/20/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta A Confirmed
7/11/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Chicago A Confirmed
7/25/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta A Confirmed
8/8/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Baileys X Roads Confirmed
8/22/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Dallas Confirmed
9/12/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta B Confirmed
9/26/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Baileys X Roads Confirmed
10/10/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta B Confirmed
10/24/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta B Confirmed
11/7/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Chicago A Confirmed
11/21/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Atlanta B Confirmed
12/5/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Tysons Corner B Confirmed
12/19/2006 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Tysons Corner B Confirmed

entry Jun 20 2006, 09:28 PM
We just had club officer election today, the following are the new officers for the coming year.

President: Joe Quan (1st 6 months) & Stellar Chen (2nd 6 months)
VP for Education: Laksmi Pandi
VP for Membership: Helen She
VP Public Relations: Rose Wang
Treasurer: Joanne Macomber
Secretary: Michael Peng
Sergeant at Arms: Michael Reiter
VP Mentoring: Pam Davis

entry May 18 2006, 09:34 AM
The 3 key points are,

1. Start with the conclusion!
2. Three points max
3. Work on an attention grabber

For complete article, please read


entry May 17 2006, 10:53 AM
Theme: Memorial Day

Toast Master of the Day: Claudia Hogle
Speaker #1: Kelly Wormeli (basic manual #3)
Speaker #2: Michale Peng (basic manual #7)
Table Topics: Claudia Hogle
Speech Evaluator #1: Pam Davis
Speech Evaluator #2: Penka Trentcheva

Ah Counter/Grammarian: Helen She
Timer: Lakshmi Pandi

  • Speech #1: Take me out to the Ball Game by Kelly

    Kelly's speech is very informational: she talked about scoring board, game rules, and idioms and syaings came from baseball game. Now we know baseball is a game of 3 and 9, 3 is the base number, and 9 is the player's number. And we also know that baseball is the game that at given time, you are you are offending or defending. Thanks for sharing!
  • Speech #2: Gardening by Kelly

    Michael's speech brought us to a lovely and colorful garden: flowers and vegitables that he and his wife planted. We also came to know that when a manager analyses managing as gardening, then there is somehting to watch for: weed pulling!

entry May 17 2006, 10:13 AM
Theme: Mom you're the best!!!!

Toast Master of the Day: Joe Quan
Thought for the Day: Lakshmi Pandi
Speaker #1: Helen She(basic manual #6)
Speaker #2: Rose Wang(basic manual #2)
Table Topics: Pam Davis
Speech Evaluator #1: Ingrid Robinson
Speech Evaluator #2: Joanne Macomber

Ah Counter/Grammarian: Alice Guo (special Gues)
Timer: Kelly Wormeli

Special feature of the day: We have 8 guests. Welcome guests, and welcome back another time or become a member.

  • Thought for the Day: Lakshmi

    Makshmi shared the experience of her interaction with her daughter. How parents influence children by daily life. Parents shall be careful for what they do and what they say for parents are children's guiding light.
  • Speech #1: Mom you're the best!!!! by Helen

    Helen shared three points why mom is the best: mom understands the benefit and harm in things, mom is independent, and mom knows how to complain.
  • Speech #2: Teleworking by Rose

    Rose did a thorough analysis to teleworking. Pros and Cons. Pros are saving time, money, office spaces; Cons are distraction in house, communication.
  • Table Topics by Pam

    Pam asked people about annoying things that mom does.

entry May 1 2006, 01:03 PM
Theme: Backwards Meeting

Toast Master of the Day: Ingrid Robinson
Thought for the Day: Penka Trentcheva
Speaker #1: Joanne Macomber (Storytelling manual)
Speaker #2: Lakshmi Pandi(Ice breaker)
Table Topics: Leigh Weber
Speech Evaluator #1: Joe Quan
Speech Evaluator #2: Doug Gordon

Ah Counter/Grammarian: Pam Davis
Timer: Stella Chen

  • About backwards meeting

    If you have been in meeting, or if you have been in one of these backward meetings, you would know this is very fun! The schedule is run backward! So can you guess who talked first?
  • Timer: Stella

    Yes, Stella is the first person to talk for whole meeting! She needs to report time without no one having talked! But she did a great job: she predicted Lakshmi would use 6:15 minutes, and Joanne will use 7:59 minutes. And they did!
  • Ah Counter/Grammarian: Pam

    Pam's job is even more interesting: Somehow she thought she would caught Doug having 3100 ahs!
  • Speech Evaluator #2: Doug

    Doug evaluated Lakshmi's speech by very good prediction that she is an engaging speaker, and she actually is. She did a terreffic job on ice breaker.
  • Speech Evaluator #2: Joe

    Joe would never imagine the story that Joanne was going to tell. No one did!
  • Table Topics: Leigh

    Leigh asked members and guests to share the kind of things they do at spring time. And how do you like the high price oil.
  • Speaker #2: Lakshmi(Ice breaker)

    Lakshmi introduced exotic India culture and custom and her journey to America to us through her soft and engaging ice breaker.
  • Speaker #1: Joanne (Storytelling manual 6-8 minutes)

    Joanne's story was about a boat ride she had with her consins in Maine and in the course of the ride, the new engine of John's popped out and flew into sky and dropped into water! You should wish you were there in the audience for no one has predicted such a funny, never-know-what-is-next summer story.
  • Thought for the Day: Penka
    Penka recalled a Russian author wrote a book about America's economics, marketing, daily rule of thumbs by traveling one month on North America.
  • Toast Master of the Day: Ingrid

    Ingrid encouraged memebers to participate their toastmaster duties because the rewards is huge: She is confidently speaking in front of people now...

entry May 1 2006, 11:59 AM
Meeting minutes from 4/4/2006

Theme: Happy Spring

Toastmaster of the Day: Charles Wormald
Thought for the Day: Helen She
Speaker #1: Kelly Wormli
Speaker #2: Stella Chen
Table Topics Master: Joe Quan
Speech Evaluator #1: Penka Trentcheva
Speech Evaluator #2: Joe Quan

Ah Counter/Grammarian: Leigh Weber
Timer: Rose Wang

  • Thought for the Day

    Helen shared a conversation with her daughter about school gossip and the way to not become a victim.
  • Speech #1: Introvert Advantage

    Kelly talked about the book she is reading and how to get advantages if you are an introvert person. Interesting enough, most of the audience that day were introvert. Coincident? Or it is true that introvert person wants to seek speach improvment and interested in getting ideas across?
  • Speech #2: Life without Oil

    Stella shared her finding with Swiss country effort to reduce the dependency on oil. Actually 33% of the Swiss energy source is not oil as of today. How shall United States and other countries do? Very interesting and important. Are we going back to old days?
  • Table Topics

    Joe asked people's April Fool jokes.

entry Mar 22 2006, 05:09 PM
Meeting minutes for 3/7/2006

Theme: St. Patty's Day, a Wee Bit Early

Toast Master of the Day: Robert Turney
Thought for the Day: Joanne Macomber
Speaker #1: Rose Wang (Ice breaker)
Speaker #2: Michael Peng (Basic manual #6)
Table Topics: Pam Davis
Master Evaluator: Charles Wormald
Speech Evaluator #1: Leigh Weber
Speech Evaluator #2: Carole Mankin

Ah Counter/Grammarian: Kelly Wormel
Timer: Helen She

  • Toastmaster of the day
Robert is the substitute for Megan. Wish Megan feels better.
  • Thought for the day
Joanne talks about her St. Patrick's Day plan. Going to DC and meet with a great family gathering from all over the world for celebration.
  • Speech #1
Rose gave an excellent ice breaker to share her passion for traveling with members and guests.
  • Speech #2
Michael gave an excellent speech about 5 ways to protect yourself from identity theft.
  • Thought for the Day
Pam asked members to share what they thought of St. Patrick's day, and at the end, she told what is the real meaning of St. Patrick's day. A Wales lad who later had a new name Patrick led Ireland becoming a Christian country. The shamrock, a trifoliate clover, became his cleverest teaching tool, which he used to explain the Trinity three elements forming one entity.

entry Mar 22 2006, 10:34 AM
Joanne Macomber will represent our club to compete in our area Spring Evaluation Contest.

Way to go, Joanne!

entry Mar 6 2006, 10:01 AM
Wonder about the roles of all those club officers ?

Here is another geat info from our district site,


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