Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2013

Meeting Date and Time 6 March 2013, 7:00pm
Meeting Title / Theme:  You Never Know Where a Toastmasters Conversation Will Take You
Meeting Called to Order:  701PM
Word of the Evening:  Expunge (verb) – To Destroy, To Eliminate, To Strikeout/Obliterate
Guests:  Miranda and Sabrina Kutell

Start of Business Meeting: 710PM
Minutes of the last meeting:  Change to Adam Kutell’s award – AC-Silver NOT CL-Silver
Officer Reports: None
Committee Reports: None
Old Business: None
New Business: James Bubash – sworn into the club (Mentor:  Steve Bettag); Vamsi H (voted in)

Correspondence and Announcements:
Item 1:  Club Speech Contest
•       Steve Flick will serve as our Club Contest Master scheduled for next Wednesday.  Please see Mr. Flick if you are interested in serving in any role
Item 2:  American Forensics Contest Judges Needed
•       The American Forensics North American Tournament will be held at Webster University on 14-15-16 March.  Judges are needed for this contest. If you are interested please see/contact Max Kaiser, Jr. by phoning him at 314 437-8773 or email
Business Meeting End: 722PM

Roles of the Evening:
Toastmaster: Dee McAliney
Table Topics Master: Jeff  Hall
General Evaluator: Jack Bettag
Grammarian: Shreya Gopal        Report:   11 uses of word
Timer:  Carl Hendrickson
Camera: Steve Winheim
Invocator/Pledge of Allegiance: Laurie Mestdagh
Vote Counter: Alita Quires
“AH” Counter: Alan Kirby        Report: 51
Joke Master: Sudi Gopinath
Hot Seat: Kevin Reichardt
Greeter: Kathy Denton

Table Topics Start: 722PM
Contestants: David Wilkins, Kathy Denton, Petrina Monti, Matt Ramshaw, Diane Fawcett, Rob Van Winkle, Sean Page, Shreya Gopal

Table Topics End: 739PM

Speaking/Evaluation Portion Start: 750PM
Speaker 1: Tom Terrific (8’)            Evaluator 1: Erin Gissel
Speaker 2: Carrie Driscoll (7.5’)               Evaluator 2: Richard Hiers
Speaker 3: Susan Carillo (6’)           Evaluator 3: Don Clair
Speaker 4: Jim Bubash (6‘)              Evaluator 4: Adam Kutell
Speaking/Evaluation Portion End: 846PM

Best Speaker: Tom Terrific
Best Evaluator: Erin Gissel
Best Table Topic Speaker: David Wilkins
Most Improved: Carrie Driscoll
Meeting Rating:   Over 9.0 out of 10

Meeting Concluded: 857PM

In attendance:   33 members (+1 inducted tonight), 2 guests
Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Bottini, Kelly
Brandt, Howard
*Bubash, James
Carillo, Susan
Clair, Don
Denton, Kathy
Driscoll, Carrie
Ettling, Brian
Fawcett, Diane
Flick, Steve
Gissel, Erin
Gopal, Shreya
Gopinath, Sudi
Hall, Jeffrey
Hendrickson, Carl
Hiers, Richard
*H., Vamsi
Kirby, Alan
Kutell, Adam
McAliney, Dee
Mestdagh, Laurie
Monti, Petrina
Page, Sean
Paul, Jerry
Quires, Alita
Ramshaw, Matt
Reichardt, Kevin
Terrific, Tom
Van Winkle, Rob
Wilkins, David
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve

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