Meeting Minutes – July 26, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     July 26, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: ”The dog days of summer”

Meeting Location:            Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:

  • Area 4 contest will be Saturday, Sept 16 from 9 am to noon at the St. Louis County Library across from Grants Farm

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:        NONE

New Business:

  • Kathy Denton brought quorum discussion back up – we are taking out of account those who are paid but do not attend meetings regularly in order to meet a quorum and have the ability to vote as a club at meetings


  • Jim Salih spoke about Youth Leadership program. It will start in late September and run up until a week before Thanksgiving. Teaches anyone from ages 8 up to 18. Graduation will be open to the club attend – the week before thanksgiving.
  • Jim Bubash clarified that our club bylaws are different than what is taught at the officer training and just didn’t include people who haven’t attended in 4 consecutive meetings.
  • Rob Van Winkle thanked the club for those members who attended the downtown toastmasters meeting last week – they are seeing incremental growth.
  • Kath Denton announced committee meeting next week for officers. Starts at 6:30

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Alan Kirby
Greeter: Nancy Haparimwi
Invocator / CLE: George Kiser
Grammarian: Jim Salih – “Bumfuzzled” – 13 uses
Time Keeper: Tim Sullivan
Vote Counter: Mary K Spencer
Ah Counter: Brent Stewart (20 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Adam Kutell
Table Topics: Gary Brown
General Evaluator: Debbie Young
Joke Master: Jim Bubash

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Phil Gawlak Gina Willard
2 Susan McConnell Geoff King
3 Sean Sheehan Bill Collier
4 Max Kaiser Sarah Pitkin


Most Improved: Phil Gawlak
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Susan McConnell

Meeting Rating:                  9.5

Meeting Adjourned:         9:05 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
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:         25 / 47 members present – 53.19%

Visitors:                  NONE

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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