Meeting Minutes – November 15, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                       November 15, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme:      Regular Meeting – Theme: “Thanksgiving”

Meeting Location:             Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                   7:01 PM

Presiding Officer:                Kate Schafroth, Officer at Large

Officers’ Reports:                NONE

Committee Reports:         NONE

Unfinished Business:

  • Secret Santa gift exchange: unfortunately not enough participants this year, so we will not have secret Santa, but we will do the gift exchange as normal at the holiday party

New Business:                       NONE


  • This weekend is the district conference and there’s a presentation for “Art of Effective Evaluation” sponsored by a past district direct. Adam and Erin will be working with her for that presentation
    • 1 hour workshop on how to deliver the best evaluation you can
    • Welcome everyone in the club to come and see how we present
  • Scholarship committee for district 8 – Jim Bubash collecting donations for the silent auction
  • We need to ensure we have two officers at the conference this weekend (Kathy and Victor) if not, we need to appoint proxy voters
    • Sarah to reach out to Kathy and Vic to ensure we are set for this weekend
  • Slate of officers nominated for a vote is listed below. Nominations are still being accepted from any club members.
    • Sergeant at Arms: Susan McConnell
    • Officer at Large: Kathy Denton
    • Secretary: Sean Sheehan
    • Treasurer: Rich Puskarich
    • VP PR: Jim Bubash
    • VP Membership: Geoff King
    • VP Education: Debbie Young
    • President: Victor Mattison / Rob Van Winkle (To be voted on via secret ballot)

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Stacy Duncan
Greeter: Kate Schafroth, Brent Stewart
Invocator / CLE: Adam Kutell
Grammarian: Judy Sowers (“Vibrant” – used 10 times)
Time Keeper: Mark Esswein
Vote Counter: Tim Sullivan
Ah Counter: Rob Van Winkle (36 crutch words used)
Camera Operator: Phil Gawlak
Table Topics: Jerry Paul
General Evaluator: Jim Salih
Joke Master: Youth Leaders

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 John Paul Angeli
2 Eileen Croxton
3 Mary Grace Angeli
4 Claire Croxton
5 Sarah Pitkin Brent Stewart
6 Geoff King Tom Terrific


Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics:
Best Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Sarah Pitkin

Meeting Rating:                  10

Meeting Adjourned:         8:55 PM

Members Present:

Bettag, Jack
Brandt, Howard
Brown, Gary
Bubash, James
Carrillo, Susan
Collier, Bill
Denton, Kathy
Domian, Dave
Duncan, Stacy
Esswein, Mark
Gawlak, Phil
Graves, James
Haparimwi, Nancy
Hendrickson, Carl
Jennings, Sera
Kaiser Jr, Max
King, Geoff
Kirby, Alan
Kiser, George
Kutell, Adam
Mattison, Victor
McConnell, Susan
Mestdagh, Laurie
Paul, Jerry
Pitkin, Sarah
Puskarich, Rich
Salih, Jim
Schafroth, Kate
Sheehan, Sean
Shields, Dick
Sowers, Judy
Spencer, Mary K
Stewart, Brent
Sullivan, Tim
Terrific, Tom
VanWinkle, Robert
Winheim, Steve
Young, Debbie

Attendance:         22 / 38 members present – 57.89% attendance


  • Mary Grace and John Paul Angeli (youth leader speakers) with their parents, Madylyn (mother), Bart (father), Cohnie, Regina, Theresa Angeli
  • Eileen and Claire Croxton with their parents

Submitted by Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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