The June 22, 2020 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 17 members.

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: “The Beach”.  The word of the day was “Grateful”.

New Business:

How to stay President’s Distinguished Club.

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

We are voting on incoming Officers beginning July 1, 2020:

President – Steve Babyak

VP Education – Laurie Anderson

VP Membership – Brenda Ryan

VP Public Relations – Beatrix Wen

Secretary – Lory Nemnich

Treasurer – Lory Nemnich

Sergeant-At-Arms – Ryan Cwick

Web Master – Melanie Sears

The winners were:

Best Table Topics =  Michelle Hudson

Risk Taker = Steve Babyak

Colette Gardner Spark Plug Award =  Steve Babyak

Most Improved Speaker =   Shiva Batchu

Best Evaluator =  Krista Mesenbrink

Second Best Speaker =  Lory Nemnich

Best Speaker =  Shiva Batchu


Toastmaster:  Kelly Hu

Table Topics Master:  Benjamin Morgan

General Evaluator:  Christi Mottola



Shiva Batchu – “Voice; Your Best Friend”

Steve Babyak – “Getting Ready for Next Monday”

Lory Nemnich – “Woop”

Ryan Cwick – “Let’s Make a Change”



Roman Vilensky

Beatrix Wen

Krista Mesenbrink

Garry Lavender


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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