Meeting Minutes – October 18, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                     October 18, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: “Unforgettable mentors”

Meeting Location:            Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:              Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:                NONE

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:        NONE

New Business:

  • Vic Mattison called for a vote on November meetings
    • Vote to not meet the night before Thanksgiving – vote passed – we will not have a meeting the night before Thanksgiving
    • Motion for contest on last Wednesday of November
      • Tall tales contest on the 29th of November
        • Motion passed – Sarah Pitkin will be contest chair
      • Jim Bubash mentioned Christmas party
        • Adam motioned to have Jim Bubash lead the Christmas party – passed


  • Adam Kutell talked to Elaine Curry about the Pathways program which will roll out to region 5 in February
    • We are expected to phase out the current program (CLE) within 2 years of that
  • Adam Kutell congratulated George and Kathy on where they finished in their contests
  • Adam is competing in a table contest Saturday, October 28 – Division F, 3 p.m.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Stacy Duncan
Greeter: Susan McConnell
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt
Grammarian: Mark Esswein (“Cacoethes” – used 8 times)
Time Keeper: Tim Sullivan
Vote Counter: Judy Sowers
Ah Counter: Jack Bettag (10 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Sean Sheehan
Table Topics: Jim Salih
General Evaluator: Sarah Pitkin
Joke Master: Steve Winheim, Sarah Pitkin, Jerry Paul

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Alan Kirby Bill Collier
2 Max Kaiser Jr. George Kiser
3 Jim Bubash Susan McConnell
4 Carl Hendrickson Brent Stewart


Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Hugh (Tim’s father in law, guest)
Best Evaluator: Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Max Kaiser


Meeting Rating:                  9.6


Meeting Adjourned:         9:06 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:         23 / 47 members present – 49% attendance

  • Jake Broner, guest of Sarah Pitkin – second time coming
  • Shawn Finney, guest of Sarah Pitkin
  • Debbie Powers – friend of Susan McConnell
  • Hugh St. Onge. – Tim’s father in law
  • Annie Esswein – Mark’s wife
  • Zac Zigmann – works with George and Sean
  • Rebecca V – work with Sean and George
  • Barb – invited by Adam (Adam’s mentor)

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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