Meeting Minutes – August 16, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     August 16, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: ”The Changing of Seasons”

Meeting Location:            Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:              NONE

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:

  • Tim Sullivan is still in need of help for the humorous contest on the 30th – needs sergeant at arms, timer and vote counter
    • There are also still room for table topics contestants
  • Jim Salih reminded everyone about Youth Leaderships starting November 15
    • 4282 Telegraph road – same shopping center as Andre’s
    • For 12-17 year olds concentrated toastmasters program that goes 8 weeks
    • Last ten spots are open to toastmasters and their families, but after Friday we will open it to the public

New Business:                   NONE


  • Kathy Denton reminded everyone of the speaker’s bureau which gives you an opportunity to speak outside of the club
    • If interested submit a brief bio of yourself and a short description of a speech or two you’d like to give – we’ll then post it on the website for the public to see and potentially request speakers
  • Tim Sullivan achieved his Competent Communicator Award – Congrats Tim!

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Dave Domian
Greeter: Judy Sowers
Invocator / CLE: Mary K Spencer
Grammarian: Sean Sheehan – “Equinox” (used 11 times)
Time Keeper: Eric Clark
Vote Counter: Susan McConnell
Ah Counter: Jerry Paul (10 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Steve Winheim
Table Topics: Tom Terrific
General Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Joke Master: Jim Salih

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sarah Pitkin Joumana Palusci
2 Susan Carillo Tim Sullivan
3 Geoff King Carl Hendrickson
4 Jim Bubash Adam Kutell


Most Improved: Sarah Pitkin
Best Table Topics: Brent Stewart
Best Evaluator: Tim Sullivan
Best Speaker: Sarah Pitkin

Meeting Rating:                  9.1

Meeting Adjourned:         9:03 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% attendance


  • Tracy Martin – friend of Joumana
  • Brandon Hamberg – looking to improve speaking for work

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

One thought on “Meeting Minutes – August 16, 2017

  1. See U this WED for speaking role as noted in program. MAX KAISER

    On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:02 PM, South County Toastmasters wrote:

    > sdpitkin posted: “Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) > Meeting Date: August 16, 2017 Meeting Type/Theme: > Regular Meeting – Theme: ”The Changing of Seasons” Meeting Location: > Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order: ” >

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