Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March 3rd Meeting Notes

Simply Speaking Club Contest
Colorado Community Church
March 3, 2016

Our contest started at 6:30 when Sergeant-at-Arms Margaret Sayer called the meeting to order and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Our Toastmaster was David Jenkins.  He introduced Chief Judge Stephen Phinney to verify the judges were briefed on their duties.

David gave us the order of the Speakers in  the Table Topics contest.  Participants were in this order:
Sandy Dixon
Ed Pens
Vanessa Frazier
Jim Roth
Chelsa Newberg

Followed by a brief intermission our International Speech contestants were introduced in their speaking order. The order of speakers was as follows:
Ed Pens
Yvonne Buck
Mark Reagan
Larry Hutcherson

Winners of this contest will go on to the area contest on Tuesday March 10 starting at 6:30 downstairs.  If the 1st place winners are unable to attend the 2nd Place winners will take their place.  The winners were:

Table Topics:
3rd Place: Chelsa Newberg
2nd Place: Jim Roth
1st Place: Sandy Dixon

International Speech Contest:
3rd Place: Larry Hutcherson
2nd Place: Yvonne Buck
1st Place Mark Reagan

M-1 Director Area Director Cynthia Schuler is looking for volunteers for the M-1 Area Contest.  It is Saturday April 6 starting at 8:00 AM.  It is at the Innovation Pavillion 9200 E. Mineral Ave Centennial, CO.   Contact Cynthia at 303-862-5157 or M11516@D26Leaders.org.

The Spring Conference is May 20 & 21 at the Renaiscance Hotel.  Early Registration will save you $85.00, register now.  

March 10th Meeting Notes

Simply Speaking
Colorado Community Church
March 10, 2016

Sergeant - at - Arms Larry Hutcherson called the meeting to order and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  He then introduced us to our Toastmaster, Mark Reagan.  This was his first time in this role.

Chelsa Newberg gave a speech explaining why she decided not to have kids.  It was very logical and humorous at the same time.

Our second speaker, Ed Pens, gave his fifth speech, bringing history to life, from the storytelling manual.  He told of a man, Boudicca, returning home after a war.

Vennita Jenkins was our Table Topics Master.  Her fabulous questions elicited some great responses from the participants in this portion of the meeting.

General Evaluator Margaret Sayer called on Larry Hutcherson and Vanessa Frazier to evaluate the speeches.  We also heard from Ah Counter David Jenkins, Grammarian Peter Hazlet, and Quizmaster Cybelle Antonow.

Can I get a drum roll, please?
Best Evaluator: Vanessa Frazier
Best Table Topics: Jean Claire Broida
Best Speaker: Ed Pens

But wait, there’s more! at
We have new Members:
Michelle Evans
Vanessa Frazier
Mark Reagan
Joe Long

Also receiving awards were the following:
Jean Broida earned her Advanced Communicator Bronze, Competent Leader, and Advanced Leader Bronze
Larry Hutcherson earned his Competent Communicator.  He was also awarded a pin for Most Improved
Mark Reagan earned his Competent Communicator  
Joel Weismann earned his Advanced Leader Bronze

Areas M3 & M4 are combining contests.  Theirs is being held March 31 at 6:30.  Volunteers are needed.  More information is available at www.d26toastmasters.org website.

District contest is May 7.  Sandy Dixon will fly back from Florida to represent Simply Speaking in the Table Topics contest.   Mark Reagan will  be representing Simply Speaking in the International Contest.

D26 Toastmasters Spring Conference is May 20 & 21 at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.  Hall of Fame Speaker Patricia Fripp will be speaking.  “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.”