March 29, 2016 Maverick Club Meeting

March 29 , 2016 Maverick Club Meeting at Sun Valley High School – 19 in attendance

Presiding Officer Liz S

Theme: Reading


Pablo R, CC Project 4 – How to say it, “Mi Scusi” shared recent his Italian vacation.  Evaluation by Rahul I.

Casey B, CC  Project ? “Raising Kids” won with his way to get the best from relaxing in the appropriate times with his children through the lessons he’s learned.   Evaluation by Renee R.

DJ M, Swan Song  sharing the tale of finding Maverick as she leaves us.  Winning evaluation by Rob McLeod spouting off an appropriate quote to begin his evaluation.

Table Topics by Liz S

  • Emi shared her fond memories of “Are You My Mother” and her not as fond reactions of her kids to it.
  • Michael M shared from a favorite book setting along the ocean with no work beckoning
  • Tip learned from a book presented by Sheryl R.

Guest – Niquita



  • Toastmaster – Mike B
  • Grammarian – Emi B
  • General Evaluator – Liz S
  • Timer – Sheryl R
  • Ah Counter – Michael M
  • Wordmaster – Pablo R schooled us in “scholar”
  • Word of Wisdom – Emi B
  • Jokemaster – Mike B

Old Business & Reports

Renee R moved to accept the EC Committee minutes from 3/22 with the second by DJ.

New Business

Adjourned 8:30 pm

March 22 Open House Maverick Meeting

March 22, 2016 Maverick Club Meeting Open House at Sun Valley High School – 25 in attendance

Presiding Officer Liz Shaw

Theme: “Springs”


Paul F, CC  Project 1 – IceBreaker,  in this winning speech he built the path to how he decided he could benefit from Toastmasters.  Evaluation by Audrey D.

Emi B, AC Specialty Speeches, Project 1 Speaking Off The Cuff in “I’m Making This up as I Go Along,”  to demonstrate impromptu techniques.  Evaluation by Michael M.

Rob M, CC Project 2 – Organize Your Speech in “It’s a Dog’s Life” shared the lives of his family pets .  Mike B won with the evaluation.

Table Topics by Winona F-P sprung “Spring” on us

  • Michael H jogged our memories with the Slinky.
  • Sheryl R reflected on pagan archeology which sprung up from the site
  • Newcomer London regaled us with the wonder of Spring the season
  • Newcomer Justin attempted to sell us on the benefits of his scrubbing rock
  • Our winner Kay revealed how she ended up in jail from washing her clothes in the Hot Springs

Guests – Members of speech class: Omar, London, Justin, Toni, and Michael

Returning  Eula, Suzanne

New ones – Angel, and Que


  • Toastmaster – DeeLynn S
  • Grammarian – Rahul I
  • General Evaluator – Casey B
  • Timer – Renee R
  • Ah Counter – Liz S
  • Wordmaster – Karen R prodded us with “resilience” as our word of the day
  • Word of Wisdom – Kay D
  • Jokemaster – Sheryl R spun a coffin joke

Old Business & Reports

New Business

Adjourned 8:31 pm

March 15, 2016 Maverick Club Meeting

March 15, 2016 Maverick Club Meeting at Sun Valley High School – 12 in attendance

Presiding Officer Liz Shaw

Theme: “Luck of the Irish”


Karen r, CC  Project  4 – How to Say It, in her “Let’s Put the Joy Back into Parenting,” she encouraged us to enjoy our kids as part of the family rather than them being the center piece.  Evaluation by DeeLynn S.

Michael M, CC  Project  5 –Your Body Speaks in “Tennis, Anyone?”  to enjoy playing the game of tennis.  Evaluation by Sheryl R.

Winona F-P, AC Project 5 – The Entertaining Speaker won the night with her actions of “The Reluctant Toastmaster”  when high jacked into speaking at an anniversary dinner in a group where she knew no one.  Emi Bauer won with the evaluation of this hilarious romp.

Table Topics by Renee R as she questioned us on that Irish Luck

  • Pablo talked about the Blarney of that Irish luck.
  • Kay’s winning speech told us how lucky the Irish are
  • Newcomer John told us the luck came from the other end of the rainbow
  • Newcomer Sherri shared how Irish she is
  • DeeLynn stated Ireland really gave us the luck

Guests – John and Sherri


  • Toastmaster – Casey B
  • Grammarian – Audrey D
  • General Evaluator – Mike Becko
  • Timer – Paul F
  • Ah Counter – Pablo R
  • Wordmaster – Rahul I teased us with “blarney” as our word of the day
  • Word of Wisdom – Liz S
  • Jokemaster – Kay D

Old Business & Reports

New Business

Homecoming/Club meeting next week starting at 6:30 pm

Adjourned 8:30 pm

March 8, 2016 Maverick Club Contest

Sun Valley High School

Maverick held the International & Evaluation Contest

Brian Mosley was the guest speaker which we evaluated.  He told of his grandfather and father living out Hemingway’s advice.

International Speakers

Sheryl – One Horrible, Awful, No Good Very Bad Day

Michael – KISS s Keep it Simple Stupid – Smile

Lisa – with the winning speech “Don’t Drink the Poison!”

Evaluation Speakers




March 2, 2016 Maverick Club Report

March 1, 2016 Maverick Club Meeting at Sun Valley High School – 12 in attendance

Presiding Officer Liz Shaw

Theme: “Other” Capitals of the World


Kay d, CC  Project  1 – IceBreaker, in her “Born Under a Wandering Star,” she tantalized us with the places she’s been and the things she’s done.  Evaluation by Winona F-P.

Sheryl R, AC  Project  5 –Humorously Speaking won by default with  “Annie,”  the girl raised as a dog coming into her own.  Winning evaluation by Liz S.

Table Topics by Rahul I as he extracted entertainment from “Other Capitals of the World” !

  • New member Paul encouraged us to move to the Gravel Capital in Michigan.
  • Michael M planted the idea of coming to the Avocado Capital in Mexico
  • Michael H promised great hunting in CO the Elk capital of the World
  • Winning the category Mike B as Mayor of the Murder Capital of the World in Honduras
  • Emi B offered cheap plastic surgeon jobs in Seoul Korea

Guest –                 None


  • Toastmaster – Audrey D
  • Grammarian – Mike B
  • General Evaluator – DeeLynn S
  • Timer – DJ M
  • Ah Counter – Emi Bauer
  • Wordmaster – Mike B pushed on us “recalcitrant” as our word of the day
  • Word of Wisdom – Michael M
  • Jokemaster – Michael M

Old Business & Reports

New Business

Induction of new member Paul F

Adjourned 8:30 pm