Meeting Minutes – February 9, 2011

Record of Meeting of South County Toastmasters – # 1957

Meeting Date:     2/9/2011
Called to order at: 7:00 pm
Location: Met Life Bldg
Presiding officer: Kevin Wilson
Toastmaster: Judy Sowers
Time Keeper: Brenda McNaughton
Camera Op: David Bateman
Ah Counter: Don Clair
Table Topics: Mike Marian
Vote Counter: Howard Brandt
Joke Master: Kevin Wilson
Grammarian: Joe Archambault
General Eval: Laura Zemann
Invocator: Jack Bettag

Officers’ Reports (VP Ed, VP Membership, VP PR, Treasurer, Sgt-at-Arms, Officer at Large)
Laura Zemann – Secretary: Made an announcement that the business portion of the meeting will be recorded in an attempt to keep better record of events.
Mike Marian – VP of Education: Club exchange with Crossroads Toastmasters Monday 2/28 7:30 am St Mark’s Church in Ballwin.  Mike will send email with all the details.  Crossroads members will attend SoCo TM March 2nd meeting.
Kathy Denton – VP of Public Relations: Check your local paper and one radio station for announcement for the upcoming International Speech & Evaluation Contest.  Howard Brandt mentioned a photo he had seen in the South County Journal today.
Kathy Denton passed the tally sheet for “Toastmaster of the Year”.

Committee Reports:

Old Business:
Kevin Wilson – President: Since last week’s meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions, please keep those speakers in mind if you need a replacement speaker. (Joanne Korba, Don Wieland, Steve Flick and Howard Brandt)
Kevin Wilson – President: Preparations for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a volunteer to coordinate is needed.
Induction of New Members: Don Wieland – assigned mentor Carl Hendrickson and Brian Ettling -assigned mentor Rob Van Winkle.

New Business:
Adam Kutell: Suggested more guidance for current or  incoming VP of Education regarding possible prerequisites for club meeting role.  Discussion was tabled until Adam Kutell can provide all members with his prepared documentation of suggested prerequisites. Petrina Monti stated the roles were at one time done by alphabetical order.  Judy Sowers suggested alphabetical order was only for the prepared speeches portion of the meeting.

Correspondence & Announcements:
Petrina Monti announced that she will be speaking at the Rosicrucian Lodge on “The Power of Meditation” on 2/24/2011 at 7:15 pm.  For more information contact Petrina.
Rob Van Winkle  mentioned a 2 page article about Toastmasters International he found in Bloomberg Magazine.  The article was passed around for all to see.

The evening’s word was  “amorous”


Steve Stahnke
Aidan Griffin

Archambault, Joe
Bateman, David
Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Brandt, Howard
Clair, Donald
Collier, Bill
Denton, Kathy
Ettling, Brian
Flick, Steve
Gissel, Erin C.
Hendrickson, Carl
Kutell, Adam
Marian, Mike
McAliney, Dee
McNaughton, Brenda
Mestdagh, Laurie
Monti, Petrina
Sapienza, Barb
Scott, Nilsa
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Van Winkle, Robert
Wieland, Don
Willard, Gina
Wilson, Kevin
Winheim, Steve
Zemann, Laura
Guests: 2
Members: 28
Total: 30

Speakers and Evaluators

Speaker 1:  Dee McAliney        Evaluator 1: Rob Van Winkle
Speaker 2:  Bill Collier        Evaluator 2: Gina Willard
Speaker 3:  Kathy Denton        Evaluator 3: Don Wieland
Speaker 4:  Carl Hendrickson        Evaluator 4: Steve Winheim
Most Improved:     Don Wieland
Best Table Topics: Barb Sapienza
Best Evaluator:    Gina Willard
Best Speaker: Bill Collier
The General Evaluator rated the meeting a  8.8
Meeting adjourned at:  8:59 pm (no timekeeper’s report received)
Minutes submitted by:  Laura Zemann,  Secretary.

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