Grub N Gab Toastmasters: May 15 Meeting Recap

This week, we had two guests Shaun Veran and Sebastian Lopez join us for an entertaining “Summer Vacations” meeting led by our Toastmaster, Shirin Lavaie.  She provided us with facts and tips regarding popular vacation destinations.  Did you know that Brazil offers their working citizens a stunning 41 days of holiday pay per year?  Conversely, United States is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day.  A few frequently visited vacation places in America are Boston, Bar Harbor Maine, Sonoma wine country, Seaside Oregon, Seattle, and Teton National Park.

RoseMary’s informative, humorous presentation on “Get To The Point Already” described the four communication styles.  They can be direct, initiating, supportive and/or analytical.  Which style do you normally use?

Meanwhile, Saurabh took us for a ride with his family to Yellow Stone National Park.  So glad we all arrived home safely! Congratulations Saurabh on winning the Blue Award Ribbon!

Our first-timer Evaluator, Daniel, and Table Topic Master, Alex, did a great job providing feedback, which  promoted an exciting impromptu brainstorming discussion.

Time is precious!  What is your plan for this summer vacation?

Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:00 PM to 9:46 AM

Meeting Theme

Brain Health

General Evaluator:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators. Asks for Grammarian report. Gives overall evaluation of the meeting.
Daniel LaFranchi, IP5
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB
Backup Speaker:
RoseMary Puhr, PM1
Alexander Glenn Davis
Leads word of the day contest.


sur·mise (sərˈmīz)
  1. suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
    "he surmised that something must be wrong"
  1. a supposition that something may be true, even though there is no evidence to confirm it.
    "Charles was glad to have his surmise confirmed"

Vote Counter:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB
Shirin Lavaie, ACB, CL
Officer Recap:

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