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									                                                                                                                                    Club No. 1098
                                                                                                                                   December 6, 2007
                                                                                                                                    Volume 07-03
                                                   The RAT Pack
                        October / November Newsletter

October 25, 2007 Meeting                                                                                                     Upcoming Meetings:
                                                                                                       10/25/07              - Thursday December 13, 2007
                           Speaker: Chris Winter
                                                                                                       “Fall                 at Water’s Edge Conference
                           Project: #5 – Your Body
                           Speaks Title:“The Swamper”                                                                        Room 403. White Elephant /
                           Tales of wildland firefighting
                                                                                                                             Pizza Party. Bring a Gift / Gift
                                                                                                       Erin Withuski
                           with Buck, the sawyer.                                                                            Description and a Beverage.
                                                                                                                             - Thursday, December 27, 2007
November 8, 2007 Meeting                                                                                                     at Water’s Edge Conference
                      Speaker: Tod Sherman
                      Project: Humorous Speech                Word:                                                          Room 403.
                      Contest                                 Obdurate – unmoved by persuasion,
                                                              pity, or tender feelings; stubborn;
                      Title: “The Sweaty Hair Jungle”
                      -- Todd delivered his Humorous          unyielding.                                                          The RAT Pack
                      Contest Speech, which won the           Table Topics Master: Jim Studenski;                                 ENCORE MEMBER
                      club, area, division and district       Ali wowed the group with her explanation                               PROFILE:
                      competitions. Congratulations           of Fall Activities and took the Dilbert home.
                                                                                                                                 Brian Homan
                                                                                                                             Each month a random RAT
                                                                                                       11/8/07               Pack member will be selected to
                                                                                                       Toastmaster:          provide a member profile. See
                                                                                                       Jim Studenski         Brian’s repeat profile below for
                                                                                                                             an example.
                                                            Cornucopia - a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and     December – Betty Wilcox
Speaker: Erin Withuski Project #6: Vocal Variety            ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of   January – Paul Keck
Title: “Home Is Where The Heart Is”                         abundance or an inexhaustible store : ABUNDANCE                  Brian has been a Toastmaster for
-- Mortgages, Landscaping, Decorating, Furniture,                                                                            over 13 years, joining the RAT
Commute, Moving the Kids, and all things a new home                                                                          pack as a Charter member in
purchase brings. In the end, “home is where the heart is”
                                                                                                                             1994, and is now the last of the
November 29, 2007 Meeting                                                                                                    Charter members still with the
                                Speaker: Betty Wilcox
                                                                                                                             club. Brian is married to wife
                                Project #1: Ice Breaker
                                Title: “Water Under         Table Topics Master: Holly Huntwork;                             Teri (for 20 years) and has 3
                                the Bridge ”                Pat Moore answered a tough question on whether or not            kids, Brandon 10, Kelsey 14,
                                -- Betty impressed the      Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, but the terror of       and Andrea 17. They have lived
                                RAT pack with an            replacing Turkey with some favorite Scandinavian dishes          in Lakeville for the past 8 years.
                                excellent Icebreaker        gave Chris Winter a couple weeks with the Dilbert.               Brian has worked for Mn/Dot in
                                speech, recalling her
                                adventures throughout                                  11/29/07               UFO’s          the Bridge Office for over 14
                                                                                                                             years. He keeps very busy
                                life and the ties to                                   Toastmaster: Judi Holloway            running his 2 youngest children
                                Bridge (card game).                                    Word:                                 to their activities - Brandon who
                                                                                       Braggadocio – empty boasting          is active in hockey, and Kelsey
                                Speaker: Will Bursack                                  or arrogant pretension
                                Project #5: Your Body                                                                        in dance. Brian's oldest daughter
                                                                                       Table Topics Master: Paul Keck
                                Speaks                                                                                       is now a senior, and active in
                                                                                       “What are your thoughts on
                                 Title: “Some Old                                      UFO’s?” Ali recalled Mork and         gymnastics and golf. Brian, in
                                Radios ”                                               Mindy, Pat explained how an           his spare time, enjoys playing
                                -- Will displayed his                                  airplane could become a UFO,          with the kids, golfing, poker and
                                vast knowledge of how                                  Jim P. thought back to the            painting.
                                radios work and how                                    Twilight Zone, but Brian’s            Announcements:
                                they have changed                                      childhood encounter and a             Send in your announcements to
                                throughout the years.                                  NanNoo NanNoo from Mork and
                                An old radio was even
                                                                                                                             be placed in the newsletter.
                                                                                       Mindy won table topics.

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