The April 16 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 24 members and 1 guest: Garry Lavender (6th visit).
Our location is at the East Bluffs Homeowners Community at 2414 Vista Del Oro, Newport Beach.  Please remember to park on Vista del Oro or in the park’s parking lot and not in the Homeowners Community lot.  
Feel free to our club’s website at
The theme was: “adventure”. The word of the day was: “inflammable”.
The winners were:
  1. Best Table Topics = Dr. Bob Wood
  2. Colette Gardner Spark Plug Award = Karen Mileski
  3. Risk Taker =  Jack Nestell
  4. Best Evaluator = Lauren Tung
  5. Most Improved Speaker =  Eric Graham
  6. Second Best Speaker = n/a
  7. Best Speaker =  Breanne Eshelman
President: Steve Babyak (absent)
Toastmaster: Monica Jerez
Table Topics Master: Dustin Rich
General Evaluator:  Adam Mirkovicz
  • Karen Mileski – Pathways – Level 1, Speech #1 – Ice Breaker
  • Jack Nestell – Pathways – Level 1, Speech #2 – One Man’s Story
  • Eric Graham – Competent Communicator – Project #8 – “The Critical Mind’s Eye”
  • Breanne Eshelman – Competent Communicator – Project #9 – “Sex and Money”
Evaluators: Tom Smagala, Even Wolfe, Will Hanson, Lauren Tung
Old Business:
– Please always bring and use your manuals, both Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership.
 It is important to keep our introductions, invocation, toast, educational minute and joke, short.
– Please note that we are not to park in the street or lot because it is reserved for the residents.
New Business:
– We went over the schedule for next week.
Secretary’s Notes:
–  Note that the To: line of this email always has the most up to date email list of members.  The CC line contains each week’s guests.
Breanne Eshelman, Secretary.

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