Meeting Minutes – 08.06.2020

It was a dive into commercial waters, last night with a speech about financial planning and a look into the building of a brand and blog. More about that in a moment.

Karan Bavandi was our Toastmaster and he delivered an almost perfect performance in the role. He kicked off the night by introducing Joke Master Joelle Johnson with a joke about germs which I would repeat but she didn’t want to spread it around. That was followed by our excellent Thought of the Day by Genevieve Kelly, “A negative mind will never give you a positive life”. Wise words.

Our first speaker was financial adviser, Alex Schams who gave us some great financial advice, free of charge. The speech was about the 7 Seven Essential Components of Smart Investing. We are all richer for the experience or at least hope to be.

Len Kung was up next, telling us about the latest venture from Len and Luis, a website and blog called The Specific Store –  You’ve heard of the General Store, well this online store is more specific with curated products to keep you happy and healthy. Her speech included a great before and after shot of co-founder Luis Hurtado, modeling what these products can do. Sold!

Table Topics were handled by the Master, Armando Yee and the night featured considerable participation by our guests. Tricia Lee did a great job fielding the Regis Philbin question and Angus Perkerson (who also won the Best Mic Award last night) told us about The Evil Dead, a Sam Raimi movie that was is so bad, it’s good. You may want to check out this weekend. Joelle Johnson took the Favorite Sporting Event question and her terrific if somewhat biased answer, boiled down to any football game the USC Trojans win. Fight on Joelle!! The session concluded with guest Jasmine Kent giving us a quick tour of Washington DC, the city her family has called home for 3 generations. Well done Jasmine!

A big shout out to all of our guests last night; Tricia Lee, Blake Bolger, Angus Perkerson, Jasmine Kent, Rajiv Jadhav and Angelin Chang. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again. We’ll be sending out some information about the club and Toastmasters, shortly.

Now, here’s the list for next week:
  • Toastmaster – Li Xin
  • Table Topics Master – Len Kung
  • Speaker #1 – Steve Evans
  • Speaker #2 – Armando Yee
  • Chief Evaluator – Luis Hurtado
  • Evaluator #1 – Karan Bavandi
  • Evaluator #2 – Alex Schams
  • Timer – Angus Perkerson
  • Grammarian – Sam Nazarian
  • Ah Counter – Kenzi Rose
  • Thought for the Day – Blake Bolger
  • Joke Master – Karan Bavandi
Steve Evans
Secretary / VP Education