Meeting Minutes – October 4, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     October 4, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: “Once upon a time”

Meeting Location:            Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President


Officers’ Reports:

  • Sarah gave an update around the member attendance survey – feedback is overall positive, most members that have not been making it are due to family, work, travel, etc.

Committee Reports:

  • Kathy brought to club’s attention our goals for distinguished club award. Our goals should be accomplished by June 30 of next year. The goal needing the most attention is recruiting at least 4 new members. Please try to promote the club whenever possible.

Unfinished Business:

  • Bring a guest night is in 2 weeks – October 18 – a signup sheet is going around to sign up for refreshments and snacks. Please try to bring as many guests as you can for this event.

New Business:                       NONE


  • Youth leadership is going well. Three sessions complete. The 5th and final session will be November 15 at Phil’s achieve wellness gym off Telegraph at 7 pm.
  • Division A contest is Saturday, October 14 at the Jefferson County library Arnold branch. Doors open at noon, briefings at 1 pm, contest starts at 1:30.
    • 1701 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Debbie Young
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Geoff King
Grammarian: Alan Kirby (“Perspicacious” – used 21 times)
Time Keeper: Judy Sowers
Vote Counter: Steve Winheim
Ah Counter: Mark Esswein (11 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: James Graves
Table Topics: Jim Salih
General Evaluator: Tim Sullivan
Joke Master: Susan McConnell

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Sarah Pitkin Brent Stewart
2 Kathy Denton Sean Sheehan
3 Victor Mattison Max Kaiser


Most Improved: Sarah Pitkin
Best Table Topics: Mark Esswein
Best Evaluator: Max Kaiser
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison

Meeting Rating:                  9.1

Meeting Adjourned:         8:55 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:         22 / 47 members present – 46.8% attendance

Visitors:                  NONE
Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s