Meeting Minutes – 04.08.2021

Len Kung
Club Secretary

Spring has sprung and so did Silicon Speech!

President Alex was out for the night, but our fearless leader and VP Steve stepped up to the plate.

We had some special guests drop by. Marina, Jodi, and Area 1 director Carla. Carla had some exciting news to share. Our very own Steve will be competing in the International Toastmasters Speech Competition on Friday, April 16th at 7pm.

Please drop by, support, and enjoy in your very own home because it’s virtual!

Steve mentioned Silicon Speech is officially a Distinguished club and we are well on our way to becoming Select Distinguished. We just have two more goals to complete. We are almost there. Let’s go team!

Our thought of the day was brought to us by Karan. The secret to your success is in your daily routine.

Joke master was Luis. How many Optometrist does it take to change a light bulb? one or two. One or two? I see what you did there.

Our Toastmaster for the night was Armando. Armando led us to a productive and insightful meeting. Like always.

Rafael was our timer, for the first time. Zoom apps have gotten better with technology. Great set up Rafael.

Karan did double duty by serving as our Ah Counter as well. Many hats were worn in this meeting.

Chief Evaluator was yours truly. I like to think I did a great job.

Steve also wears many hats as the Grammarian. He chose the word “Forsooth”. It means Indeed, often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation.

First speaker of the night was Kenzii. This was her Ice Breaker Speech in her pathways. Kenzii had some fun items to share to express her gratitude for three special people in her life. These people saw her essence and molded Kenzii to become the strong woman she is today. Beautifully touching stories. Great job Kenzii.

Second speaker was Marina. Marina chose the topic of resilience. After a family member was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. Marina dug deep into the many wonders of resilience. Self care and less stress are some tips to living a better life. The big one is to surround yourself with positivity. Sounds like Silicon Speech is one of them! Just saying. Great job Marina.

Jaclyn evaluated Kenzii. Jaclyn appreciated Kenzii’s ability to be vulnerable by recounting personal stories.

Li thought Marina did a great job by giving us bullet points on what she was going to talk about, then talked about it.

Table Topics was Andy. Andy chose the theme, friends.

Lauren was asked, Friends to trust with your life? Three is a good number.

Joelle had school best friends, then sorority best friends, and now a furry best friend. Shout out to Magic Johnson, the pup who made a special appearance. He’s always welcome.

Jodi speaks well about herself. No conflicts with a positivity coach. Words of a true professional. And always be a cheerleader to yourself. Great advice too.

Laila’s top three personality traits are honesty, humor, and essence. You get what you see. No smoke and mirrors over here.

Shar considers a good friend to have good makeup. Friends should be Interesting too. I highly agree with both.

Carla had a best friend when she was 5 years old. They even had the same hair styles and had “My Little Pony” parties. Who didn’t? All that changed when she changed schools a few years later.

That wraps it up for me. Special thanks to Marina, Jodi, and Carla for your participation and lovely presence.

Don’t forget that dues are overdue! Please reach out to Treasure Evan and join the best club in town! Don’t tell Carla.

Get out there and enjoy this beautiful spring weather! See you next week!

Now, here’s the list for next week:
  • Toastmaster – Jaclyn
  • Table Topics Master – Rafael
  • Speaker #1 – Hema Natarajan – Ice Breaker!
  • Speaker #2 – Karan
  • Chief Evaluator – Armando
  • Evaluator #1 – Luis
  • Evaluator #2 – Shar
  • Timer – Steve
  • Grammarian – Andy
  • Ah Counter – Kenzii
  • Thought for the Day – Laila
  • Joke Master – Len
Len Kung
Club Secretary

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