Meeting Minutes – June 28, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                       June 28, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:        Regular Meeting

Meeting Location:               Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                   7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:                Adam Kutell, President


Officers’ Reports:                None

Committee Reports:

  • Brent Stewart updated the club on the good standing of our checking account which as $2,424.45 as of May 31.
  • Phil Gawlak reminded everyone about the picnic happening on July 9 at 2:30 – 5:30 located at the Crestwood Park. RSVP to Dave Domian with the number of guests you plan to bring along with the dish you are bringing
  • Dave Domain encourages the club to bring what you want to the club and not to worry about what others are bringing.

Unfinished Business:        None

New Business:

  • New officers were installed by James Childress – Standing Division A Director
  • Officers for July – December 2017:
President: Kathy Denton
VP of Education: Vic Mattison
VP of Membership: Tim Sullivan
VP of Public Relations: Phil Gawlak
Treasurer: Rich Puskarich
Secretary: Sarah Pitkin
Sergeant at Arms Geoff King
Officer at Large Kate Schafroth


  • Brent Stewart announced that Joumana P. has accepted a new position which requires increased travel so will not be able to make a lot of meetings, but is looking forward to coming back and joining us when she can and time allows.

Introduction of the Toastmaster – Tom Terrific (7:21)

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Tom Terrific
Greeter: Grace Cripps
Invocator / CLE: Carl Hendrickson
Grammarian: Kate Schafroth (Fiddle-dee-dee, used 7 times)
Time Keeper: Eric Clark
Vote Counter: Mark Esswein
Ah Counter: James Graves (8 times counted)
Camera Operator: Nancy Haparimwi
Table Topics: Dave Domian
Gen Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Joke Master: Jack Bettag

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Ginny Foster Kathy Denton
2 Geoff King Jim Salih
3 Alan Kirby Brent Stewart
4 Tim Sullivan Adam Kutell


Most Improved: Tim Sullivan
Best Table Topics: Steve Winheim
Best Evaluator: Jim Salih
Best Speaker: Tim Sullivan

Meeting Rating:                   None given

Meeting Adjourned:           8:58 PM

Members Present:

Bettag, Jack
Bettag, Steve
Bone, Dean
Brandt, Howard
Brown, Gary
Bubash, James
Budd, Tim
Carrillo, Susan
Coco, Nicholas
Collier, Bill
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
Nelson, Mark
Osborn II, Robert
Palusci, Joumana
Paul, Jerry
Pellerito, Pati
Pitkin, Sarah
Puskarich, Rich
Salih, Jim
Schafroth, Kate
Schaper, Jim
Sheehan, Sean
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Spencer, Mary K
Stewart, Brent
Sullivan, Tim
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

Attendance:  26 of 51 members – 50.98%


  • James Childress – to install new officers



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