Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2009 April Meetings Minutes

We welcomed Ron Peterson who visited us the fourth time.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 (TM Raja Bheema., TT Jean D., SP Stu H., Anh T., Jack C., EV Jim H., Rhonda L., Rob K., GE Craig K., GR Anh T., AH Anh T., TI Rob K. Conflict: Stu H., Rob K.)

4/22 Best Speaker: Anh T. "MBDA"

4/22 Best Evaluator: Rhonda L. & Jim H.

4/22 Best Table Topics Answer: Craig K.

Speaker: Anh T. "MBDA".

Speaker: Jack C. "Introduction".

4/22 Word of the Day: slake. slake \SLAYK\ verb:
1 : satisfy, quench
2 : to cause (as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water : hydrate
Example Sentence:
"What an unspeakable luxury it was to slake that thirst with the pure and limpid ice-water of the glacier!" (Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 (TM Rhonda L., TT Jack C., SP Jack C., Rob K., Raja B., EV Jim H., Craig K., Stu H., GE Anh T., GR Anh T., AH Tom O., TI Janet H. Conflict: Jim H.)

Speaker: Jack C. "Introduction".

4/08 Word of the Day: afflatus. afflatus \uh-FLAY-tuhs\, noun:
A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.
• Whatever happened to passion and vision and the divine afflatus in poetry?
-- Clive Hicks, "From 'Green Man' (Ronsdale)", Toronto Star, November 21, 1999
• Afflatus is from Latin afflatus, past participle of afflare, "to blow at or breathe on," from ad-, "at" + flare, "to puff, to blow."

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