Meeting Minutes March 16, 2011

Record of Meeting of South County Toastmasters – # 1957

Meeting Date:     3/16/2011        Called to order at: 7:00pm    Location: Met Life Bldg
Presiding officer:  Kevin Wilson
Toastmaster:  Jim Ruzicka
Time Keeper:  Steve Bettag
Camera Op:  Rob VanWinkle
Ah Counter: Kevin Wilson
Table Topics: Barb Sapienza
Vote Counter:  Gina Willard
Joke Master:  Steve Winheim
Grammarian:  Rich Ullrich
General Eval:  Tom “Terrific” Krauska
Invocator:  Mike Marion
Minutes from Feb 23, 2011, March 2, 2011 and March 9, 2011 approved as read (sent by email).
Officers’ Reports (VP Ed, VP Membership, VP PR, Treasurer, Sgt-at-Arms, Officer at Large)
Petrina Monti, Treasurer – 26 membership dues have been received with 25 more to go.  March 31st is when they are due and as Treasurer she would like to get them turned in as soon as possible for credit towards the Distinguished Club Award.
Committee Reports:
Kevin Wilson, President – Steve Flick has posted photos from the St Patrick’s Day Parade on the Ezine site.
Old Business:
Erin Gissell – Erin and Adam Kutell are spearheading a club event this spring, which was discussed in a meeting earlier this year.  Date of Saturday,  April 23rd has been decided with no one raising any objection until the event location was mentioned.  Erin made several good points for Suson Park including playground, covered pavilions, fishing.  Kathy Denton suggested Suson Park would be extremely crowded and perhaps another location could be found.  Max Kaiser suggested Bee Tree Park.  Erin agreed more research could be done and further announcements would follow.  Volunteers are welcome.
Kevin Reichardt – expressed additional “Thanks” to Mike Marion and Bill Collier for their assistance with the International Speech and Evaluation Contest.
Adam Kutell:  Anyone interested in a trip to Las Vegas in August for the International Conference.
Diane Fawcett, VP of Membership:  Suggested anyone not able to attend in Vegas should try to attend the District Conference downtown.
New Business:
Diane Fawcet, VP of Membership:  Application for membership for Fiorela Roorigano.  Vote passed.  Welcome Fiorela!
Correspondence & Announcements:
Max Kaiser, Jr.:  A sympathy card was sent to the family of founding club member Phil Vanderharr.
Kevin Wilson, President:  District 8 Competition will be held Saturday March 26, 2011 at Twin Rivers with a lunch buffet.  District 8 has requested two functionaries from each club one of which would be a judge at the District Level Competition.  Mike Marian, VP of Education volunteered to be a judge.

The evening’s word was    “mellifluous”


Alex Micka

Bateman, David
Benn, Charles
Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Brandt , Howard
Clair, Donald
Denton, Kathy
Ettling, Brian
Fawcett, Diane
Gissel, Erin C.
Kaiser Jr, Max
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Kutell, Adam
Marian, Mike
McNaughton, Brenda
Mestdagh, Laurie
Monti, Petrina
Reichardt, Kevin
Ruzicka, Jim
Sapienza, Barb
Scott, Nilsa
Sowers, Judy
Terrific, Tom
Ullrich, Rich
VanWinkle, Robert
Wieland, Don
Willard, Gina
Wilson, Kevin
Winheim, Steve
Zemann, Laura

Guests:  1
Members:  31
Total:  32

Speakers and Evaluators

Speaker 1:  Petrina Monti        Evaluator 1: Laura Zemann
Speaker 2:  Brenda McNaughton    Evaluator 2: Adam Kutell
Speaker 3:  Laurie Mestdagh        Evaluator 3: Judy Sowers
Speaker 4:  Max Kaiser, Jr.        Evaluator 4: Nilsa Scott
Most Improved:     Judy Sowers
Best Table Topics: Alan Kirby
Best Evaluator:    Nilsa Scott
Best Speaker:  Laurie Mestdagh
The General Evaluator rated the meeting a  9.75
Meeting adjourned at:  9:03pm
Minutes submitted by:  Laura Zemann,  Secretary.

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