Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2017

Meeting Date:                   June 14, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  None

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:            None


Committee Reports:       None


Unfinished Business:

  • Minutes from last week’s meeting were reviewed and approved.


New Business:

  • The nominated slate of officers was voted on an unanimously approved.

o   President – Kathy Denton

o   Vice President, Education – Victor Mattison

o   Vice President, Membership – Tim Sullivan

o   Vice President, Public Relations – Phil Gawlak

o   Treasurer – Rich Puskarich

o   Secretary – Sarah Pitkin

o   Sergeant at Arms – Geoff King

o   Officer at Large – Kate Schafroth

  • Two members were appointed to Area Director positions.   Congratulations to:

o   Geoff King, Area 4

o   Victor Mattison, Area 19

  • Sean Sheehan was presented for membership and, upon a unanimous vote, was admitted as a member.   George Kiser was asked to serve as his mentor.   Congratulations, Sean.



  • The next TLI session will be June 24 from 8:00 – 12:00 at Webster University.   It will include officer training, networking breakfast, breakout sessions and a raffle.   Please see Adam for more details


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Sarah Pitkin
Greeter: Mary K Spencer
Invocator / CLE: Phil Gawlak
Grammarian: Geoff King
Time Keeper: Jim Schaper
Vote Counter: Dave Domian
Ah Counter: Victor Mattison and Kate Schafroth (really her)
Camera Operator: Brent Stewart
Table Topics: Jerry Paul
General Evaluator: George Kiser
Joke Master: Mary K Spencer

Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Eric Clark Jim Salih
2 Debbie Young Ginny Foster
3 Kate Schafroth Grace Cripps
4 Susan McConnell Adam Kutell




Most Improved: Eric Clark
Best Table Topics: Victor Mattison
Best Evaluator: Adam Kutell
Best Speaker: Susan McConnell



Meeting Rating:                                                9.0


Meeting Adjourned:                      9:05 PM


Members Present:



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



Attendance Figures:


This week: 44.4%
YTD average: 52.0%
YTD highest weekly % (May 31, 2017) 66.7%
YTD lowest weekly % (March 22, 2017) * 36.7%

* Excludes contest dates


Attendance Records for 2017:


Note, the spreadsheet (via link) below includes:

  • Attendance Records from January 2017 – Present by person
  • Longest Current Streaks per person
  • YTD Attendance ranked by attendance
  • 75% Attendance List (NEW)
  • Weekly Award Winners  (NEW)


Attendance Streaks for 2017 (top 5 streaks with 3 or more):


Current Streak Attendance:
24 Kutell, Adam
24 Mattison, Victor
24 McConnell, Susan
10 Eric Clark
9 Schafroth, Kate
4 Hatten, Kyle
4 Cripps, Grace
3 Gawlak, Phil
3 Spencer, Mary Kay


75% Attendance YTD:


Member Name Total YTD YTD Attendance %
Kutell, Adam 24 100.0%
Mattison, Victor 24 100.0%
McConnell, Susan 24 100.0%
Young, Debbie 21 87.5%
Brandt, Howard 21 87.5%
Schafroth, Kate 21 87.5%
Denton, Kathy 21 87.5%
Terrific, Tom 20 83.3%
Gawlak, Phil 20 83.3%
Foster, Ginny 18 75.0%



  • Sean Sheehan, repeat visitor, became a member during the meeting
  • Joe Spencer, husband of MaryK Spencer


Submitted by Victor Mattison, Secretary

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