Meeting Minutes – November 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date: November 1, 2017

Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting

Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order: 7:00 PM

Presiding Officer: Kathy Denton, President

Officers’ Reports:

Kathy Denton reminded everyone that we need a slate of new officers and asked that any interested parties consider running and contact her with any questions or to volunteer.

Victor Mattison reported that Tim Sullivan and he had been working on a win-back campaign for former members. More than 100 former members were contacted. Most had great comments about the club and left only due to a relocation, usually for work. Several said they would come back to visit and a few said they would consider re-joining. Another round of contact will happen in a few weeks, closer to the end of the month.

Committee Reports: NONE

Unfinished Business: Minutes from last week’s meeting were reviewed and approved.

New Business:

Jim Bubash asked for input on a date and location for the Christmas party. The date chosen is December 13 and the location will again be the Pavilion at Jefferson Barracks.


Geoff King reminded everyone that the district conference, the last one in the fall is scheduled for November 17-18 at the Collinsville Doubletree Hotel

Jim Salih encouraged everyone to attend the November 15 meeting which is going to be the graduation ceremony for the Youth Leadership project that he and others have worked hard to promote and support. Please try to come support these great kids. We’ll have two speakers from our club that night to show the students how seasoned Toastmasters deliver a speech.

Meeting Roles:


Rob Van Winkle


Mark Esswein

Invocator / CLE:

Mary K. Spencer


Tom Terrific

Time Keeper:

Jack Bettag

Vote Counter:

Susan McConnell

Ah Counter:

James Graves

Camera Operator:

Jim Salih

Table Topics:

Tim Sullivan

General Evaluator:

Kate Schafroth

Joke Master:

Kathy Denton

Speakers and Evaluators:




Debbie Young

Max Kaiser


Nancy Haparimwi

Geoff King


Jerry Paul

Adam Kutell


Victor Mattison

Bill Collier


Most Improved:

Nancy Haparimwi

Best Table Topics:

Tim Sullivan

Best Evaluator:

Bill Collier

Best Speaker:

Jerry Paul

Meeting Rating: 9.8

Meeting Adjourned: 8:57 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

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

Schaper, Jim

Shields, Dick

Sowers, Judy

Spencer, Mary K

Stewart, Brent

Sullivan, Tim

Terrific, Tom

VanWinkle, Robert

Winheim, Steve

Young, Debbie

Attendance: 30 / 42 members present – 71%

Visitors: NONE

Submitted by Victor Mattison on behalf of Sarah Pitkin, Secretary

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