Greetings Coastmasters,

Today’s meeting was run by our wonderful English expat Fiona Smith, as she shared her love of the cafe culture and her favorite spots around Orange County.

Our Table Topics master today was the sensational Tracey Fullenkamp, who mixed things up a little gave us all a non-caffeine induced buzz. Best Table Topics went to Michele Reed for her heartfelt message about gratitude.

Our speakers today gave us two insightful, thought-provoking topics. Don Benton during his Icebreaker shared his story of going through a huge life change, and his quest to become a speaker about organ donations. James Fullenkamp continued his high-finance training with a message about the nature of markets, and the importance of planning ahead. Don won us over with his warmth and passion, and was awarded Best Speaker.

Our evaluations today were by Brenda Johnson and Michael Whelan. Both gave great insights and encouragement, and Brenda was awarded Best Evaluator for her efforts.


Our Tall Tales & Evaluations Speech Contest is coming up on October 3rd, so be sure to be there if you want to hear a bunch of our members stretching the truth.

We also have our Summer Event coming up on Sept 7th, from 11am-2pm at Salt Creek Beach. Remember to add your name to signup sheet for what you plan to bring along.

And finally, Jonathan Jenkins has invited us all to his home on the evening of September 7th for a social mixer and vocal training. If you can make the date, please click the link for more info:

Until next week, be sure to kick back with a cup of something addictive, and enjoy your day!

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Daniel Midson-Short
Coastmasters Club President