Meeting Minutes – September 13,2017

Meeting Date:                    September 13, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: “Warm Drinks”

Meeting Location:            Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:

  • Geoff reminded everyone about the Area 4 contest this Saturday at Grants View Library starting at 9 am.
  • Vic let everyone know about his area contest at the Webster Groves library this Saturday as well – he is still looking for volunteers if you haven’t already agreed to help Geoff
  • Vic and Stacy created a document around mentorship and membership goals, please check your email if you were not at the meeting to fill out the quick survey they are sending around
  • Treasurer Rich P. reminded everyone about dues. Due the first week of October. Each member is responsible for $51. Please pay him as soon as you can or mail a check.

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:

  • Kathy reminded the group about submitting speeches for the speaker’s

New Business:                       NONE


Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Vic Mattison
Greeter: Eric Clark
Invocator / CLE: Nancy Haparimwi
Grammarian: Brent Stewart (“Pleasant”)
Time Keeper: Mary K Spencer
Vote Counter: Sarah Pitkin
Ah Counter: Stacy Duncan
Camera Operator: George Kiser
Table Topics: Jack Bettag
General Evaluator: Steve Winheim
Joke Master: Howard Brandt

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Phil Gawlak Gary Brown
2 Dave Domian Bill Collier
3 Geoff King Alan Kirby
4 Mark Esswein Judy Sowers


Most Improved: Mark Esswein
Best Table Topics: Sarah Pitkin
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Geoff King

Meeting Rating:                  9.5

Meeting Adjourned:         8:58 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% attendance

Visitors:                  NONE

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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