Help members expand their vocabulary by introducing a new word, which is to be used by all speakers during the course of the meeting. Note: Choosing a word that somehow relates to the theme of the evening may increase the chance that individuals will be able to use the word.
Introduced the “Word of the Evening”.
Define the word – its part of speech (noun, verb, etc.), its meaning and its use.
Provide an example of how the word may be used in a sentence.
If at all possible, display posters with the word and definition on it that is readable from some distance.
Listen attentively and note the names of those speakers who fail to use the word during their speech or presentation.
A penalty of 5 cents will be charged to those speakers failing to incorporate the “Word of the Evening” into their presentations. Guests are exempt.