Meeting Minutes – June 21, 2017

Meeting Date:                   June 21, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  World Handshake Day

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:

  • Minutes from last week incorrectly noted that Brent Stewart was the camera operator.  Due to a change in schedule Steve Winheim served in that role for the meeting
  • Tom Terrific reported that our club’s account balance has gone up by $450.00


Committee Reports:       None


Unfinished Business:

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


New Business:                  None




  • 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.  It is very important that all of our club officers attend. It is also has free educational session available for all members, with interesting breakout sessions to develop skills that all toastmasters can put in the tool belt. Please follow the link and register


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Tim Sullivan
Greeter: Nancy Haparimwi
Invocator / CLE: Tom Terrific
Grammarian: Alan Kirby “die macht” (German)
Time Keeper: Susan Carrillo
Vote Counter: Grace Cripps
Ah Counter: Mark Esswein
Camera Operator: Sera Jennings
Table Topics: Ginny Foster
General Evaluator: Tom Terrific
Joke Master: Sera Jennings

Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Jerry Paul Victor Mattison
2 James Graves Debbie Young
3 Adam Kutell Rob Van Winkle
4 Phil Gawlak Kate Schafroth




Most Improved: Phil Gawlak
Best Table Topics: Alan Kirby
Best Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Jerry Paul



Meeting Rating:                                                9.1257


Meeting Adjourned:                      8:55 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
Sheehan, Sean
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: 53.3%
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:
25 Kutell, Adam
25 Mattison, Victor
10 Schafroth, Kate
5 Hatten, Kyle
5 Cripps, Grace
4 Gawlak, Phil
4 Spencer, Mary Kay
3 Paul, Jerry


75% Attendance YTD:


Member Name Total YTD YTD Attendance %
Kutell, Adam 25 100.0%
Mattison, Victor 25 100.0%
McConnell, Susan 24 96.0%
Young, Debbie 22 88.0%
Brandt, Howard 22 88.0%
Schafroth, Kate 22 88.0%
Denton, Kathy 21 84.0%
Terrific, Tom 21 84.0%
Gawlak, Phil 21 84.0%
Foster, Ginny 19 76.0%


Visitors:    None


Submitted by Victor Mattison, Secretary

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