Meeting Minutes 18th Sep 2013

SOUTH COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #1957
MEETING MINUTES TEMPLATE

MEETING DATE: 18 Sep 2013 MEETING TIME: 7 pm
VENUE: MetLife Building CALLED TO ORDER: 7 pm
PRESIDING OFFICER: Gina Willard
MEETING THEME: Living life with a passion
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Accepted as emailed out to everyone

EXECUTIVE SECTION

OFFICERS REPORT: Dues are due – Matt Ramshaw

COMMITTEE REPORT: Tom Terrific reminded us that he is a part of the website committee. Shreya Gopal has joined him in this crusade to clean up the website. James Bubash is helping out with the forms and cleaning them up for clarity. Please follow up on the blog and become a subscriber. So we can get updates easily. Shreya asked all members to subscribe to the e-zine and keep track of our blog.

OLD BUSINESS: Max Kaiser is the District 8 judge’s liaison, if anyone wants to volunteer please send him an email if anyone wants to be part of the judges. Adam reminded that we are running out of the Table Topics award forms, and James said that he will take care of that. Carrie said that on the International website there is free software available on the website if we want to replace Turbobase. There are many benefits using this software since it is separate from the emails and allows to keep track of the roles, speeches, etc. Easy Speak. Adam said that it is hosted on their site and does automatically assign and randomly, not based on recent roles, inactive, etc. It does have some missing custom roles, etc. It has 4 custom roles and not as flexible as Turbobase. It is tied into the Toastmasters International roles. A dummy account will be created by Carrie to explore the software to see if it would add to our club functioning.

NEW BUSINESS: New application for membership from Liz DeCamp. – Carrie Driscoll (VPE). Treasurer has received funds for the dues. Motion to accept her. Second by Adam. Aye’s have it. Howard pointed out that the applicant need not be asked about if they are aware how the toastmasters program works since she is a transferring member. Assignment for mentor will be done next week.

CORRESPONDENCE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Carol said thanks to Tom about information regarding Oasis, it was helpful and she will be volunteering with them. George Kaiser reminded us that the magnificent 7 are speaking and presenting at two events this coming weekend. Please go out and support them at these events. Alan Kirby reminded us that we are able to check-in on Facebook at South County Toastmasters.

BUSINESS MEETING END TIME: 7:19 pm.

MEETING ROLES FOR THE EVENING

MEETING ROLE NAME COMMENTS / REPORTS
GREETER Max Kaiser ———————————-
INVOCATOR Brent Stewart ———————————-
TOASTMASTER Susan Carrillo ———————————-
GRAMMARIAN James Bubash Auspicious – # 5 – 10
TIME KEEPER Matt Ramshaw ———————————–
VOTE COUNTER Erin Gissel ———————————-
TABLE TOPICS Sudi Gopinath ———————————–
“AH” COUNTER Charles Ake “Ah” – # 11+8+2+27+10 (58)
CAMERA OPERATOR Tom Terrific ———————————–
GENERAL EVALUATOR Traci Cahill ———————————–
JOKE MASTER Carol Lindewedel———————————–

TABLE TOPICS SECTION

TABLE TOPICS SPEAKERS
Carl Hendrickson Alan Kirby Patrick Hunter Liz DeCamp

TABLE TOPICS START TIME: 7:28 pm END TIME: 7:40 pm
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END OF BREAK

PREPARED SPEECHES SECTION

SPEAKER NAME SPEECH TITLE MANUAL PROJECT # TIME
Don Clair Leadership the secret behind it Speaking to inform 1 Q
Kelly Bottini Slow down and take notice CC 9 Q
Mike Rossi Ice Breaker CC 1 NQ
Vanessa Ostler Misunderstood CC 2 Q

PREPARED SPEECHES START TIME: 7:52 pm END TIME: 8:33 pm

EVALUATION SECTION

EVALUATORS TIME
Laurie Mestdagh Q
Diane Fawcett Q
Carrie Driscoll Q
Steve Bettag Q

EVALUATION SECTION START TIME: 8:34 pm END TIME: 8:55 pm

GENERAL EVALUATORS COMMENTS / MEETING RATING: 9.85 out of 10

AWARDS

BEST SPEAKER Don Clair
BEST EVALUATOR Carrie Driscoll
BEST TABLE TOPICS Carl Hendrickson
MOST IMPROVED Vanessa Ostler

MEETING ATTENDANCE
Adam Kutell Alan Kirby Erin Gissel Gina Willard James Bubash
Don Clair Carl Hendrickson Brent Stewart Max Kiser George Kaiser
Charles Ake Shreya Gopal Sudi Gopinath Traci Cahill Vanessa Ostler
Patrick Hunter Laurie Mestdagh Susan Carrillo Howard Brandt Carrie Driscoll
Mike Rossi Carol Lindewedel Kelly Bottini Matt Ramshaw Diane Fawcett
Tom Terrific Steve Bettag Liz DeCamp

GUESTS:

Mark Hayden, Kelly Bernie, Traci Clemence, Liz DeCamp (voted in as SCTM)

MEETING CONCLUDED AND ADJOURNED: 9:05 pm

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