The January 15 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 20 members and 7 guests: Sam Quinta (4th visit), Joe Gomez (3rd visit), Jack Nestell (2nd visit), and Louis Raymond (2nd visit), Brittany Goettsch (1st Visit), Shiva Batchu (1st Visit), and Michelle Hudson.

Our location is at the East Bluffs Homeowners Community at 2414 Vista Del Oro, Newport Beach

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The theme was: “Goal Setting”. The word of the day was: “Equanimity”.

The winners were:

  • Best Table Topics = Sandra Printer
  • Spark Plug = Lauren Tung
  • Risk Taker = Lauren Tung
  • Best Evaluator = Ron Anderson
  • Most Improved Speaker = Lauren Tung
  • Second Best Speaker = Tom Smagala
  • Best Speaker = Sara Bacon
  • President: Steve Babyak

Toastmaster: Steve Babyak

Table Topics Master: Irina Shetty

General Evaluator: Sandra Printer


  1. Jorge Gomez – Beginning Manual – Number 3 – “A Story About a Family”
  2. Sara Bacon – Beginning Manual – Number 8 – “Dress to Impress”
  3. Tom Smagala – Advanced Manual – The Entertaining Speaker – Number 2 – “The Story of Sonjay and the Two Chrises”
  4. Lauren Tung – Advanced Manual – Speaking to Inform – Number 5 – “Find Out Next Time On…”
  5. Evaluators: Brendan Tung, John Hawekotte, Cyn Hannah, Ron Anderson

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:
– Read roles for next week.

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