The May 18th, 2020 meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club 231-F was attended by 19 members and one guest.

Consider being more involved in the club by volunteering to be a Club Officer for 6 months starting July 1, 2020.  Open positions are VP of Education, VP of Membership, Public Relations and Sergeant-At-Arms.

Our meetings are now held online via zoom conferencing tool to download please visit zoom.

The theme was: “Hobbies and Activities” .  The word of the day was “euphoria”

The winners were:

Best Table Topics = Michelle Hudson

Risk Taker = Alex Obradovic

Colette Gardner Spark Plug Award = Beatrix Wen

Most Improved Speaker = Zip Zieper

Best Evaluator =  Steve Babyak

Second Best Speaker = Katherine Hanson

Best Speaker = Alex Obradovic


Toastmaster:  Cipri Vang

Table Topics Master: Beatrix Wen

General Evaluator: Roman Vilensky



Alex Obradovic – “Future Proofing Your Relationships Including the One with Yourself”

David Rosenthal – “What Makes a Good Mentor”

Katherine Hanson – “The 3 C’s of Toastmasters”

Zip Zieper – “Hmmmmmm”



Ben Morgan

Krista Mesenbrink

Steve Babyak

Karen Mileski



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 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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