05.23.2019 Weekly Window

The theme of today’s weekly meeting was “homecoming” as we welcomed Dawn and Sally back after a couple weeks of vacation. We were also fortunate enough to have two guests join us, providing new faces and fresh perspectives!

Loni served as today’s grammarian, introducing the thematically appropriate Word-of-the-Day, odyssey. (Psst! Did you know we collect all of the words of the day over on our glossary page?)

Sally spoke about the value of team building, comparing her experience when planning and executing two different projects, one with team-building and one without. Because we were short-handed, Sally also served as Table Topics Master, providing three prompts related to homecoming.

Dawn’s finished Windsor chair

Loni spoke extemporaneously about how her home is defined by the presence of family. Our guest Vydia regaled us with a funny story about how a spontaneous (attempted) trip to visit Mexico left them temporarily stranded in the no man’s land at the U.S.-Mexico border. And Dawn treated us to a story her recent trip to a Mennonite community in Waco, Texas where she learned to build a Windsor-style chair starting from a log and using traditional techniques.

Thank you to everyone who turned out for this week’s meeting and a special thank you to our two guests, Vydia and Lena. We hope to see you both again!

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Dawn recently achieved Competent Toastmaster (CTM) and Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), having completed two Advanced Communication & Leadership Program manuals. Congratulations, Dawn!

  • Best Table Topics: Vydia

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