Meeting Minutes – August 2, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     August 2, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: ”Summer fun”

Meeting Location:             Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                  7:01 PM

Presiding Officer:               Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:

  • Tim Sullivan wants to make a big push to invite as many guests as we can for the humorous speech and table topics contest on August 30
  • Kathy reminded the club for officers that did not attend training to remember to attend a makeup training

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:        NONE

New Business:

  • Award for Kate Schafroth achieving her competent communicator merit


  • Jim Salih announced that we are having a bit of trouble securing a room for the youth leadership program, but will try again to book a room at the library so we can book more consecutive weeks. Hope to have one secured by next week, but may not be as long of a program as we were hoping
  • Adam Kutell reminded club that he’s a member of the advanced club, they are having a humorous content on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 in which they need more judges – so he’s inviting members of our club to volunteer for some of those roles

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Susan McConnell
Greeter: Sarah Pitkin
Invocator / CLE: Ginny Foster
Grammarian: Mary K Spencer – “Vaticinate” (used 8 times)
Time Keeper: Mark Esswein
Vote Counter: James Graves
Ah Counter: Jack Bettag (19 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Geoff King
General Evaluator: Tim Sullivan
Joke Master: Kate Schafroth

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Nick Coco Jim Salih
2 Alan Kirby Brent Stewart
3 Adam Kutell Victor Mattison
4 George Kiser Nancy Haparimwi


Most Improved: Nick Coco
Best Table Topics: Ginny Foster
Best Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Alan Kirby

Meeting Rating:                  9.6

Meeting Adjourned:         9:04 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:         24 / 47 members present – 51%


  • Matt Kiser, George’s son

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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