Meeting Minutes – February 22, 2017

Meeting Date:                   February 22, 2017

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

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:

  • Tom Terrific reminded everyone that he is collecting dues now and asked everyone to pay soon.   Ten members have already paid.  Please see Tom to get your dues ($51) paid as soon as possible


Committee Reports:       None


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


New Business:

  • Jim Bubash told us that the wireless microphone is now working and that there is an on/off switch on each of the receiver and transmitter.  There is also a mute function on the transmitter.  Please see Jim for instruction if interested.

Announcements:             None


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Bill Collier
Greeter: Phil Gawlak
Invocator / CLE: Jim Schaper
Grammarian: Geoff King
Time Keeper: Jerry Paul
Vote Counter: Judy Sowers
Ah Counter: James Bubash
Camera Operator: Pati Pellerito
Table Topics: Ginny Foster
General Evaluator: Dean Bone
Joke Master: Howard Brandt



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 James Graves Kathy Denton
2 Rich Puskarich Susan McConnell
3 Tim Sullivan Nancy Haparimwi
4 Stacy Duncan Debbie Young




Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Howard Brandt
Best Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Best Speaker: Tim Sullivan


Meeting Rating:                                9 out of 10


Meeting Adjourned:                      9:00 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 – 54.2%, YTD – 53.8%)


Attendance Streaks for 2017:

8 consecutive meetings (6 tied):

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

6 consecutive meetings (2 tied):

  • Stacy Duncan
  • Rich Puskarich


5 consecutive meetings  (2 tied):

  • Ginny Foster
  • Kate Schafroth


  • Katie Sullivan, 1st time visitor, wife of Tim Sullivan
  • Eric Clark, 1st time visitor

Submitted by Victor Mattison, Secretary

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