Meeting Minutes – August 23, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                    August 23, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: “Once in a lifetime experiences”

Meeting Location:             Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                   7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:                Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:                NONE

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:

  • Youth leaderships coming up in a couple of weeks at Phil’s gym achieve wellness – if you know anyone interested in joining please email Jim Salih

New Business:

  • Toastmaster dues are coming up, need to get in by the end of September – they are due to toastmaster international by October 1 – please pay Rich Puskarich ($51)


  • Note to Tim Sullivan – please send out the agenda / roles for next meeting prior to the contest, thank you!

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Geoff King
Greeter: Phil Gawlak
Invocator / CLE: Sean Sheehan
Grammarian: Victor Mattison (“Alleviate” – used 9 times)
Time Keeper: Kate Schafroth
Vote Counter: Jerry Paul
Ah Counter: Mark Esswein
Camera Operator: Jim Salih
Table Topics: Mary K Spencer
General Evaluator: Carl Hendrickson
Joke Master: Howard Brandt

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 James Graves Susan McConnell
2 Victor Mattison Brent Stewart
3 Stacy Duncan Sarah Pitkin
4 Debbie Young George Kiser


Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Sarah Pitkin
Best Speaker: Stacy Duncan

Meeting Rating:                  9

Meeting Adjourned:         9:08 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:         21 / 47 members present – 44.68% attendance


  • Scott Lewis – visiting from Pittsburg and is in town for business and wanted to come see how our meeting was
  • Isaac Prior – Jerry’s nephew coming to learn about toastmasters and potentially join the youth program

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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