Meeting Minutes – July 12, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     July 12, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: ”National Simplicity Day”

Meeting Location:             Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                  7:01 PM

Presiding Officer:               Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:                NONE

Committee Reports:

  • Susan McConnell announced she is taking over VPE for Vic while he is out of the country – she will send an email for schedule requests to be complete by early next week
  • Kathy Denton announced committee meetings – we are working on success plan and will continue to do so

Unfinished Business:

  • Adam Kutell reminded everyone about club table topics and humorous speech contest the last week of the month – Stacy and Tim working on this
  • Jim Salih brought up Youth Leadership – 8-week course for grade school and high school kids. He’s looking to be a mentor to someone who would like to lead them. There is already a program set up, so all you have to do is go by the program. Please let Jim know if you are interested in helping with this initiative.

New Business:

  • Dave Domian would like to be reimbursed for $100 for the supplies for the club BBQ
    • Motion passed


  • Dave Domian announced we had a successful BBQ and thanked everyone for attending
  • Rich Puskarich reminded club members downtown toastmasters is doing an open house and Geoff King will be speaking – he encourages everyone who can attend to do so and support Geoff and the club
    • 4240 Cortex building downtown
    • Rich will also do tours before and after the toastmasters meeting at the tech shop – meet in the Cortex building – tour before will start at 5:30
  • Sean Sheehan thanked Sandra for coming and visiting and emphasized that she is always welcome and can bring other guests

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Debbie Young
Greeter: Mark Esswein
Invocator / CLE: Sean Sheehan
Grammarian: Stacy Duncan – “Affable” – 9 uses
Time Keeper: Steve Winheim
Vote Counter: Jim Salih
Ah Counter: Mary K Spencer (22 crutch words counted)
Camera Operator: Dave Domian
Table Topics: Geoff King
General Evaluator: Bill Collier
Joke Master: Judy Sowers

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Eric Clark Mark Esswein
2 James Graves Alan Kirby
3 Gina Willard Brent Stewart


Most Improved: James Graves
Best Table Topics: Jim Salih
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Gina Willard

Meeting Rating:                  9.0

Meeting Adjourned:           8:57

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
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
Sheehan, Sean
Schaper, Jim
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Spencer, Mary K
Stewart, Brent
Sullivan, Tim
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Willard, Gina
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

Attendance:  23 out of 47 – 48.9%


  • Sandra Callier – wants to polish her speaking skills to speak to bigger crowds


Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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