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Mid-Course Corrections: January 23rd, 2016

A group of us attended the Saturday conference, District 7 TLI -Mid-Course Corrections on January 23rd, 2016. From the website: Mid-course corrections happen in every project or program. They give the stakeholders an opportunity to assess their progress towards a common goal. The same can be said about managing your club’s success. Are you on

24 Jan 2016
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Yes! Yes! Yes!

  Our theme this week was yes! What a great way to start out the New Year! Tom organized Table Topics around that theme and asked participants what they would say yes to in 2016. Rick is going to build up a club, Lance is going to spend more time hiking with his family, and

13 Jan 2016
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Happy New Year! + Reviewing our Bucket Lists

The past two meetings have been all about closing down 2015, and opening up 2016. Hilary reminded us all that the symbol of doors and gateways represent opportunity, or a path, which seemed like an apt way to think about closing down this year and opening up our next year. There are so many iconic doors

01 Jan 2016
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Holiday Movies and Festivities!

What do the films Lethal Weapon and It’s a Wonderful Life have in common? Well, they are both in the top ten rated holiday movies and won our votes for the best of those top ten! This shows you what an oddly diverse, fun, and interesting group we are! Go to this site to learn

16 Dec 2015
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Needless Needles or Not?

Yesterday’s meeting was a big success! First, we all laughed out loud (seriously LOL) hearing Verlan’s hilarious anxiety about preparing and attending Toast Masters on Tuesdays. Wednesday is a fantastic, glorious day … but Tuesdays… oh dear… well Tuesday are hard. He has such a great way turning things around and is just so dang

09 Dec 2015
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Two Technologies

This week we had the opportunity to hear about two very different technologies! Yes, building 8 foot long boats in the dining room (well why not?!) and a more contemporary invention called Periscope. We heard that Richard, who is just 93, continue to defy odds. He either builds full size dinghies from scratch or buys

02 Dec 2015
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Pets from Around the World!

Thanks to our tour guide Steve, today we traveled from Kenya to Cambodia, from Camus to Colorado, and then back to Lake Michigan, whew … an exciting and unbelievable journey! Today we heard about a white fluffy bunny, scary attack dogs, a domesticated trained giraffe (I know, who knew?!), an over-sized, twice exceptional malamute, a

17 Nov 2015
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Bacon Jalapeno Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don’t worry. That’s not a typo. Thanks to Jennifer’s generosity we had the opportunity to sample these delicious cookies. My first thought was bacon…..good, jalapeno’s………good, Chocolate chip cookies……..GOOD. Bacon Jalapeno Choco chip cookies……I was iffy, but they were fantastic. Just a hint of jalapeno flavor and the occasional bite of bacon made these cookies fantastic.

05 Aug 2015
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Infomercials-I’m sold!

What a fun theme today. We learned what makes a youtube video great and how you can use that to make friends. We also had a step-by-step replay of the Oregon Ducks season. All of the highs and the lows. Thanks James and Scott for two wonderful speeches. Sharon led a rousing round of Table

14 Jan 2015
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Infomercials

This is Anna Kasperovich with an amazing new innovation for you. Is life getting a bit boring already? Do you feel like your public speaking skills could use some improvement? Well, I’ve got the product for you- The Timber Talkers Toastmasters Meeting of Tues. the 14th of January. It’s got a lot of amazing aspects

12 Jan 2015
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