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Mother Lode Toastmasters

At the Mother Lode Toastmasters on March 28, four individuals presented speeches. The first speaker, Keri Walker, spoke of “The Power of Negative Speaking,” in which she told us it’s OK to “let loose” once in a while.

The second speaker, Jessica Cymbalski, spoke of “How to Ride a Philippine Rabbit,” detailing that fear, once encountered, can be conquered. And the third speaker, Mary Ann MacDonald, presented a speech on “How to Resolve Conflict,” showing us how a win/win solution is the best path to resolving conflicts. And the fourth speaker, Jenn Rudiger, spoke of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking some risks with a speech titled “No One Gets Hurt in the Penalty Box.”



Jessica was voted the speaker who best met the objectives of the speech. During the evaluation, or instant feedback, part of the meeting, Lind Couper, Gary Peterman and Marjorie Quist presented oral evaluations for each of the speakers – what they did correctly and some areas that require improvement. Linda Couper was voted best evaluator for her hints for improvement for Keri’s speech. For a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to improve your communication and leadership skills, visit the next Mother Lode Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public. We meet on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. at 640 E. Main St. in Grass Valley.

For more information, call Linda at 273-9607.




Early Risers Toastmasters

What a wake-up call today’s meeting was with new member Howard Loyd’s trophy-winning speech about his Marine boot-camp days. Riveting stuff – even for all the women in the audience! He made it easy for his evaluator, Courtney Ferguson, to win the evaluation trophy as well.

Cherie Beitz treated us to another mind, eye and heart-opening speech on the languages of love. Her skillful evaluator, Otto Haueisen, did an equally “love”ly job of critiquing her speech.

Katey Abbot gave a “bloody” good speech, as well. Literally. It was about giving blood – and how easy and important it is.

Deborah Mower, her evaluator, treated us to an equally inspirational critique.

Our New Jersey stand-up/sit-down comedienne Sylvia Pichitino won Table Topics with an outrageous impromptu chat using the word of the day.

Guests Shawn Tuttle and Dorothy Loyd received a warm welcome. Next week, Shawn will become an equally welcome member.

Join us next Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast at Trolley Junction. As a guest, you never have to speak, just enjoy. For more information, call 273.9777.

Aurora Placer Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star

Aurora Placer Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star, hosts an “Around the World Dinner” Monday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at the Grass Valley Masonic Center. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling Sheila Forster at 823-2647. The regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway will hold its April meeting with Annual Hard-Times Party on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community/Senior Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Hard-Times fare of hot dogs, beans, buns and cookies will be served. There will be prizes awarded for the best hard-times clothes.

For more information, call 265-5623.

Roadrunners Travel Club

The Roadrunners Travel Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rough and Ready Grange. This is a potluck, and all members are reminded to bring their table service plus the following: A-G veggies and salads, H-M desserts, and N-Z hot dish.

We are a nonprofit travel club. Newcomers are always welcome. We offer year round one-day trips plus extended travel.

For more information, call Lucille at 273-6776, Ronnie at 272-1830, or Susan at 271-0202.

Early Risers Toastmasters

What a wake-up call today’s meeting was with new-member Howard Loyd’s trophy-winning speech about his Marine boot-camp days. Riveting stuff – even for all the women in the audience! He made it easy for his evaluator, Courtney Ferguson, to win the evaluation trophy as well.

Cherie Beitz treated us to another mind, eye and heart-opening speech on the languages of love. Her skillful evaluator, Otto Haueisen did an equally ‘love’ly job of critiquing her speech.

Katey Abbot gave a ‘bloody’ good speech as well. Literally. It was about giving blood – and how easy and important it is.

Deborah Mower, her evaluator treated us to an equally inspirational critique.

Our New Jersey stand-up/sit-down comedienne Sylvia Pichitino won Table Topics with an outrageous impromptu chat using the word of the day.

Guests Shawn Tuttle and Dorothy Loyd received a warm welcome. Next week Shawn will become an equally welcome member.

Please join us next Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast at Trolley Junction. As a guest, you never have to speak, just enjoy. For more information call 273.9777.


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