Meeting Minutes – February 15, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  ”Music”

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:            Tom Terrific announced that he is starting to collect the dues ($51) for next year.  He encouraged everyone to pay as quickly as possible.

Committee Reports:       None

Unfinished Business:      Minutes from last week’s meeting were reviewed and approved.

New Business:                  None


  • Susan McConnell sent an email to everyone regarding the schedule for March.   Please respond as soon as possible so she can get the schedule completed.   If anyone is close to getting their Competent Communicator or Advanced Communicator awards please let Susan know.    We need to get at least one more of each to complete the requirements for our club’s Distinguished Club award
  • Adam Kutell lead a discussion about what we should do on the 5th Wednesday in March.   After a short discussion it was decided that we would have a Tall Tales contest.  Susan McConnell volunteered to be the contest chairperson.

Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: George Kiser
Greeter: Gina Willard
Invocator / CLE: Carl Hendrickson
Grammarian: Sera Jennings
Time Keeper: Kate Schafroth
Vote Counter: Steve Bettag
Ah Counter: Phil Gawlak
Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Stacy Duncan
General Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Joke Master: Susan McConnell



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sarah Pitkin Debbie Young
2 Adam Kutell Victor Mattison
3 Geoff King Nancy Haparimwi
4 Pati Pellerito Ginny Foster



Most Improved: Goeff King
Best Table Topics: Tom Terrific
Best Evaluator: Victor Mattison
Best Speaker: Sarah Pitkin


Meeting Rating:                                9 out of 10


Meeting Adjourned:                      9:08 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



Attendance:  26 of 48 members – 54.2% (last week – 50.0%, YTD – 53.8%)


7 consecutive meetings (6 tied):

  • Howard Brandt
  • Adam Kutell
  • Victor Mattison
  • Susan McConnell
  • Tom Terrific
  • Debbie Young


6 consecutive meetings:

  • Sera Jennings


5 consecutive meetings (3 tied)

  • Gary Brown
  • Stacy Duncan
  • Rich Puskarich



  • Ryan Richardet, repeat visitor


Submitted by Victor Mattison, Secretary

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