The April 3rd meeting of the Newport Center Toastmasters Club was attended by 24 members and two guests: Peter Stemler and Jorge Gomez (3rd Visit).

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

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The theme was: “Spring Fever”. The word of the day was: “Platitude”.

The winners were:

Best Table Topics = Alex Vorobieff

Spark Plug = Christi Mottola

Risk Taker = Lucy Aguilar

Best Evaluator = Brendan Tung

Most Improved Speaker = Lauren Tung

Second Best Speaker = Lauren Tung

Best Speaker = Dustin Rich

Presiding: Christi Mottola

Toastmaster: Mark Mannon

Table Topics Master: Steve Babyak

General Evaluator: Tyler Payne


Lucy Aguilar – Number 1 – “The Longest Road Traveled”

Lauren Tung – Advance – Speaking to Inform – “Building Blocks of a Lie”

Dustin Rich – Advance – Storytelling – “The Clown Says No”

Christi Mottola – Advance – Speaking to Inform – “‘Speaking Tips from the Pros Part 2 ”

Evaluators: Ron Anderson, Daniel Oh, Brendan Tung, Will Hanson.

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 because it is reserved for the residents.

New Business:

– Please look out for Ron’s Competent Communicator manual.

– Will gives update on speech contest from over the weekend.

– Roddy calls for club members to bring guests.

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