Meeting Minutes – July 19, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     July 19, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: ”National Ice Cream Day”

Meeting Location:             Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:

  • Geoff told the club he is the new Area 4 Director
  • Kathy Denton reminded the club about the humorous speech and table topics contest on the last week of August
    • Tim announced we have 3 speakers for the speech contest and we can have 2 more; 1 contestant for table topics, we can have 9 more.
    • Contact Tim Sullivan and Stacy Duncan if interested in participating
    • Still in need of people to fill contest roles
    • Area contest is tentatively scheduled for the 3rd week of Sept.

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:        NONE

New Business:                    NONE


  • Tim Sullivan reminded the club to be sure that you understand how to work the camera before fulfilling that role. Unfortunately, his last speech was not fully recorded.
  • Kathy Denton told the club that you can find more information about using the camera on our website:
  • Kathy Denton reminded the club about makeup training for club officers who did not already attend training – be sure to fill out the survey to let organizers know which makeup you plan to attend

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Bubash
Greeter: Carl Hendrickson
Invocator / CLE: Debbie Young
Grammarian: Debbie Young – “Scrumptious” – 11 uses
Time Keeper: Jerry Paul
Vote Counter: Gary Brown
Ah Counter: Steve Winheim (16 crutch words counted)
Camera Operator: Eric Clark
Table Topics: Sarah Pitkin
General Evaluator: Stacy Duncan
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Mark Esswein George Kiser
2 Geoff King Judy Sowers
3 Mary K Spencer Brent Stewart
4 Jim Schaper Max Kaiser Jr.


Most Improved: Mark Esswein
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: George Kiser
Best Speaker: Geoff King

Meeting Rating:                  9.9

Meeting Adjourned:         9:05

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:         22 out of 47 – 46.8%


  • Joseph Spencer, Mary K’s husband came to support Mary K
  • Allison Puskarich, Rich’s 8-year-old daughter

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary


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