The June 15, 2020 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 17 members, and 1 guest (We welcome previous member, Percy Kandukira).

Our meetings are now held online via zoom conferencing tool to download please visit zoom. Let’s invite some more guests to our next meetings!

The theme was: “Comedy”.  The word of the day was “prattle”.

New Business:

How to stay President’s Distinguished Club.

We are looking for officers. Please have a look at the great opportunities:  Toastmaster handbook.


The winners were:

Best Table Topics =  Benjamin Morgan

Risk Taker = Cyn Hannah

Colette Gardner Spark Plug Award =  Michelle Hudson

Most Improved Speaker =   Beatrix Wen

Best Evaluator =  Christi Motola

Second Best Speaker =  Beatrix Wen

Best Speaker =  Cyn Hannah

Toastmaster:  Steve Babyak

Table Topics Master:  Michelle Hudson

General Evaluator:  Shiva Batchu



Roman Vilensky – “What a Surprise?”

Beatrix Wen – “Audience Audience Audience”

Zip Zieper – “Father’s Day, The Very Best Holiday”

Cyn Hannah – “Formula for Success”



Lory Nemnich

Laurie Anderson

Christi Motola

Emmet Demirelli


Old Business:  


Regarding missing more than 3 meetings in a row, a work related absence is excused if the member provides notice and finds a replacement for their role.

Club specifics: Currently the club is at the maximum number of members which is 35.  If a member misses more than 3 meetings in a row that is not related to travel, illness, or business that member will be moved to the inactive list. If a member is unable to attend a meeting it is the member’s responsibility to find a replacement. Remember to fill your role if you are unable to attend.Once the inactive member returns to meetings the member will be admitted before the guests if there is a waitlist at that time.

It is important to keep our introductions, invocation, toast, educational minute and joke, short.

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