Meeting Minutes – July 5, 2017

Meeting Date:                       July 5, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:         Regular Meeting – Theme: Celebration

Meeting Location:                Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                   7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:                Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:                NONE

Committee Reports:

  • Dave Domian reminded the club of the picnic on Sunday, July 9. Please let him know if you are planning to attend

Unfinished Business:        NONE

New Business:

  • Alan Kirby announced he will send out emails for time you can fly with him – since he’s promised so many people
  • Adam Kutell – asked the club if they are having problems receiving meeting minutes – send out a link possibly


  • Kathy Denton asked for a vote on having the TM for the next meeting read the next meeting’s roles
    • Amendment to have the GE read those roles if the TM is not present – moved
    • Motion for the TM to read off roles passed
  • Tom Terrific announced we have 10 new manuals at no cost – A big thank you to Rich Puskarich for the binders and Dave Domian for the printing
  • At the end of the meeting, Jim Salih brought up starting a youth meeting again based on Craig Stewart’s attendance
  • At the end of the meeting, Kathy reminded fellow toastmasters about Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver – email Kathy if you are planning on trying to attend

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Susan Carillo
Greeter: Jack Bettag
Invocator / CLE: Nancy Haparimwi
Grammarian: Sean Sheehan (“assimilate” – used 8 times)
Time Keeper: Tim Sullivan
Vote Counter: Alan Kirby
Ah Counter: Carl Hendrickson (36 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Eric Clark
Table Topics: Stacy Duncan
General Evaluator: Adam Kutell
Joke Master: Mary K Spencer

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Mark Esswein Tom Terrific
2 Sarah Pitkin Jerry Paul
3 Brent Stewart Nick Coco
4 Dave Domian Geoff King


Most Improved: Mark Esswein
Best Table Topics: Jack Bettag
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Brent Stewart

Meeting Rating:                                     8.9

Meeting adjourned:                            8:58 p.m.

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:  28 of 51 members – 54.9%


  • Craig Stewart – Brent’s son
  • Bev Stewart – Brent’s wife
  • John Keath – Brent’s friend

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