Meeting Minutes – January 25, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  ”Caribbean Escape”

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:            None


Committee Reports:       None


Unfinished Business:      None


New Business:                  None


  • It was pointed out that the minutes for last week failed to properly record that Debbie Young served as the Greeter.   Sorry for the oversight.
  • The minutes from last week noted that the officer’s training was to be at Webster University.  It is not to be held there.   See below.
  • Adam Kutell – Please remember that the Club Officer Training is this coming Saturday, January 28at First Evangelical Free Church in Manchester.   Please register in advance –  This is important for club officers but there are interesting learning opportunities for all club members.  The event will from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM and there will be a continental breakfast for those that show up early.
  • In Max Kaiser’s absence, Victor Mattison reminded that there are judging opportunities available for the 2017 Gorlok Gala Speech Tournament this coming FridaySunday (January 27-29, 2017).   The tournament is going to be held at Webster University.   Anyone interested to learn more should contact Max.  Information about the tournament is available at
  • Rich Puskarich reminded everyone about our club’s International Speech and Evaluation contest to be held on February 8.  There are still openings for speakers and there is a need for volunteers to help manage the event.  Please contact Rich for more details.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Robert Osborn
Greeter: Susan McConnell
Invocator / CLE: Nancy Haparimwi
Grammarian: Carl Hendrickson “Loquacious”
Time Keeper: Kate Schafroth
Vote Counter: Geoff King
Ah Counter: Pati Pellerito
Camera Operator: James Graves
Table Topics: Kathy Denton
General Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Joke Master: Debbie Young



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Robert Van Winkle Brian Ettling
2 Bill Collier Victor Mattison
3 Rich Puskarich Tom Terrific
4 Sera Jennings Susan Duncan




Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Susan McConnell
Best Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Best Speaker: Rich Puskarich


Meeting Rating:                                A


Meeting Adjourned:                      8:55 PM


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Bone, Dean
Brandt, Howard
Brown, Gary
Bubash, James
Budd, Tim
Carter, Jack
Carrillo, Susan
Coco, Nicholas
Collier, Bill
Denton, Kathy
Domian, Dave
Duncan, Stacy
Ettling, Brian
Foster, Ginny
Gawlak, Phil
Gissel, Erin C
Graves, James
Haparimwi, Nancy
Hendrickson, Carl
Jennings, Sera
Kaiser Jr, Max
King, Geoff
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Kutell, Adam
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Mestdagh, Laurie
Osborn II, Robert
Palusci, Joumana
Paul, Jerry
Pellerito, Pati
Pitkin, Sarah
Puskarich, Rich
Salih, Jim
Schafroth, Kate
Schaper, Jim
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Stewart, Brent
Sullivan, Tim
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

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