Monday, October 14, 2013

Downtown Division Contest Results

When an Electric Toaster competes, we all win. David Jamieson competed his socks off in the Downtown Division TableTopics contest last Friday, October 11th. "I am proud to say I came in third place.  Maybe not proud, but not unhappy," said Mr. Jamieson. 

The question he responded to was, “I just turned on my TV and found out the zombie apocalypse is going to begin on Sunday, October 13th, what is your plan?” 

"Naturally, my plan involved ammo, weapons and running shoes," David remarks. It just goes to show you, all you really need to succeed at Table Topics are three fingers on which to count three distinct points to talk about.

Congrats, David. We thank you for representing our group.

Notes of Frugality

The Electric Toasters Oct 9 meeting took on "Frugality" as a theme, and "Winnow" as our word of the day.

Our esteemed guest was Taseen who presented his speech "Go Back," in his preparation to present the talk before a larger audience. His speech took us on a journey that focused on two specific traits of a leader. Leaders, Taseen demonstrated to us, both lead by example and learn from their mistakes. With his trademark excellence in story telling, gesturing and eye contact, the speech's impact was felt through the room. Thank you, Taseen, for visiting The Electric Toasters.

The day's Table Topic questions brought out the frugality in all of us. Jeff Brooks was chosen as the winner in the Table Topic section of the meeting, with his retelling of a nearly disastrous holiday to Death Valley with his wife and friends. Sometimes frugality is best left at home.

Let us take this opportunity to welcome Richard, our newest Electric Toaster. It appears as though the faint rays of sunshine from our window view have tempted him to make his move from California permanent--welcome, Richard.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Downtown Division Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest

Here's your chance to cheer for our very own David Jamieson as he competes to win in the Table Topics competition. 

Please join us for what promises to be an entertaining evening as all clubs in the Downtown Division compete!

Date:            Friday, October 11, 2013                                                            
time:             6:00 p.m. — Contestants and judges arrive
6:30 p.m. — Contest begins
Place:         Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium
GS Building 2
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR
Details:     Light snacks will be provided.

If you have questions, contact:
·         Downtown Division Governor Eldred Brown at