Meeting Minutes March 23, 2011

Called to order at:  7:00pm
Location:  Met Life Bldg

Presiding officer: Kevin Wilson
Toastmaster: David Bateman
Time Keeper:  Alan Kirby
Camera Op: Brenda McNaughton
Ah Counter: Joanne Korba
Table Topics:  Steve Bettag
Vote Counter: George Kiser
Joke Master: Brian Ettling
Grammarian: Diane Fawcett
General Eval: Bill Collier
Invocator: Carl Hendrickson

Officers’ Reports (VP Ed, VP Membership, VP PR, Treasurer, Sgt-at-Arms, Officer at Large)
Petrina Monti, Treasurer:  Passed around a list of members who have paid; those that did not see their name need to contact Petrina regarding Membership dues.
Kathy Denton, VP of Public Relations:  Passed the “Toastmaster of the Year” tally sheet and said that the contest winners press release should be hitting the papers soon, so keep an eye out.

Committee Reports:

Old Business:
Erin Gissel: South County Toastmasters Picnic will be held April 23rd at Bee Tree Park in the Frisbee Shelter from 11:00 am until ???.  Shelter is reserved for the entire day.  The club will provide the main course, condiments, utensils, etc.  A sign-up sheet was passed around with 17 members adding their names by the end of the meeting.
Diane Fawcett, VP of Membership:  Announced the induction of Aidan Griffin.  Induction ceremony was performed with Aidan’s mentor, Adam Kutell.

New Business:

Correspondence & Announcements:
Carl Hendrickson reported that he has given 2 outside speeches lately, one last Wednesday, March 16th to parishioners of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church on “The Danger of Pornography” and the second this past Monday, March 21st to a local chapter of the AARP on “The Real Story of St. Patrick.”
Kevin Wilson, President:  Reminded the club the Area 4 International Speech and Evaluation Contest will be held this Saturday March 26, 2011 starting at 10:00am at Twin Rivers Church.  Kevin Wilson, Barb Sapienza and Mike Marion have volunteered to assist with the contest.

The evening’s word was      “apposite”


Elita Quires
Dan Fitzhenry
Gail Fitzhenry (grandchild Ashlyn)
Harriet Kutell
Mike Kutell
Sabrina Kutell
Miranda Kutell

David Bateman
Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Brandt, Howard
Collier, Bill
Denton, Kathy
Ettling, Brian
Fawcett, Diane
Gissel, Erin
Grega, Cynthia
Griffin, Aidan
Hendrickson, Carl
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Korba, Joanne
Krauska, Tom “Terrific”
Kutell, Adam
Marian, Mike
McAliney, Dee
McNaughton, Brenda
Mestdagh, Laurie
Monti, Petrina
Sapienza, Barb
Scott, Nilsa
Wilson, Kevin
Zemann, Laura

Guests:  8
Members:  26
Total:  34

Speakers and Evaluators

Speaker 1:  Jack Bettag            Evaluator 1: Howard Brandt
Speaker 2:  Mike Marian        Evaluator 2: Erin Gissel
Speaker 3:  Adam Kutell        Evaluator 3: Tom “Terrific” Krauska
Speaker 4:  Barb Sapienza        Evaluator 4: Kathy Denton
Most Improved:      David Bateman
Best Table Topics:  Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator:    Kathy Denton
Best Speaker:  Barb Sapienza
The General Evaluator rated the meeting a  9.0    Meeting adjourned at:  8:58pm
Minutes submitted by:  Laura Zemann,  Secretary.

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