Meeting Minutes – May 14, 2014

Meeting Date: May 14, 2014
Called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Location: Met Life
Presiding officer: Carl Hendrickson
Greeter: Liz DeCamp Invocator: Howard Brandt

Officers’ Reports: none

Committee Reports: none

Old Business:
Adam Kutell resumed discussion about a PA system being available for Toastmasters. He then made a motion to appoint Jim Bubash as the contact person to assume responsibility for this initiative. Ginny Foster seconded the motion and the motion carried without discussion. Adam will discuss this new opportunity with Jim Bubash.

New Business:
Carl Hendrickson mentioned two upcoming opportunities for Officer Training.
Adam Kutell mentioned/made a motion to amend our bylaws to include the following: functionaries and speakers for contests within our club must be from our club. Shreya Gopal seconded the motion. There was no discussion and the motion carried.
Adam will send revised bylaws to Carl Hendrickson, Club Parliamentarian, to edit and add.

Shreya Gopal will be leaving our account register, bank cards and material, on behalf of Sudi Gopinath, with Brent Stewart for an audit. Jim Bubash and Carl Hendrickson are members of this audit committee. The account register will be transferred to willing Toastmaster until the end of the current term.

Sherya and Sudi will be hosting the TLI conference on June 21st and are looking for a volunteer speaker for the event. Please contact Shreya or Sudi if you are interested in sharing successes you have observed as a Toastmaster.

Correspondence & Announcements:
Sudi and Shreya’s last meeting is May 21st. There will be a farewell toast after the meeting on the 21st at Dulaney’s Neighborhood Grille and Pub, 9940 Kennerly Center St. Louis, MO 63128.

Congratulations to the following South County Toastmasters who have volunteered and accepted District Leadership roles:
Rob VanWinkle, Area 4 Governor
Gina Willard, Public Relations Officer
Adam Kutell, Division Governor
Toastmaster: Adam Kutell Theme: Home
Grammarian: Jerry Paul Word: Abode
Time Keeper: Jack Bettag
Vote Counter: Shreya Gopal
Ah Counter: Jack Carter
Camera Operator: Kelly Bottini
Table Topics: Robb Osborn II

Speaker 1: Beverly McKee Evaluator 1: Jim Ruzicka
Speaker 2: Steve Bettag Evaluator 2: Steve Winheim
Speaker 3: Dean Bone Evaluator 3: Bill Collier
Speaker 4: Seth Lindsey Evaluator 4: Erin Gissel
General Evaluator: Alita Quires
Joke Master: Kevin Reichardt

Most Improved: Dean Bone
Best Table Topics: Ginny Foster
Best Evaluator: Erin Gissel
Best Speaker: Beverly McKee
Meeting Rating 9.3 Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Kelly Bottini
Guests: none

Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Bone, Dean
Bottini, Kelly
Brandt, Howard
Carter, Jack
Collier, Bill
DeCamp, Liz
Foster, Ginny
Gissel, Erin C.
Gopal, Shreya
Hendrickson, Carl
Kutell, Adam
Lindsey, Seth
McKee, Beverly
Osborn II, Robert L.W.
Paul, Jerry
Quires, Alita
Reichardt, Kevin
Ritter, Lauren
Ruzicka, Jim
Stewart, Brent
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve

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