Meeting Minutes – January 10, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   January 10, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  “When I Grow Up”

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob vanWinkle, President


Officers’ Reports:

President – Items the club will focus on this term:  Speechcraft, mentorship, speeches about roles at meetings, Outside Speaker’s Bureau


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Geoff King, new member application for Jean Broida. Carl Hendrickson moved she be admitted, Sean Sheehan seconded; unanimous vote to admit her


  • Geoff King, club needs to schedule club contest before March district contest. He moved to schedule for 2/28.  Seconded by Jean Broida.  Motion passed unanimously


Correspondence and Announcements:


  • Kate Schafroth – Will do a speech on Toastmasters existing training program that Pathways program will replace


  • Jim Salih – Would like to initiate a Speechcraft program. This is similar to the Youth Leadership program, but for adults.  Would be held at the regular meeting location before the Wednesday meetings.  Speechcraft is an opportunity for experienced Toastmasters to present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members.


  • Jim Salih – Would like to initiate another Youth Leadership program. Please consider leading this program as Stacy Duncan may not be able to do it this session.  Youth Leadership is a series of workshops helping those under 18 develop communication and leadership skills.


  • Geoff King – Division A will hold make up officer training. Please attend if you are an officer that has not yet attended training.  It will be conducted by the Director of Division A Parshu Anantharam on Saturday January 20th from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the Jeffco Library Arnold at 1701 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, Mo. 63010.  Other Divisions also have make up training on different dates


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Rich Puscharich
Greeter: Susan Carillo
Invocator / CLE: Rob vanWinkle
Grammarian: Bill Collier – especially used 10 times  /  mischievous used 8 times
Time Keeper: Debbie Young
Vote Counter: Tom Teriffic
Ah Counter: Kathy Denton – 8 crutch words used during the meeting
Camera Operator: Sarah Pitkin
Table Topics: George Kiser, Topics Master – Kate Schafroth, Rob vanWinkle, Geoff King, Alan Kirby, Jean Broida, Susan Carillo, , Debbie Young, Sarah Pitkin
General Evaluator: James Graves
Joke Master: Carl Hendrickson



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Susan McConnell Mary Kay Spencer
2 Victor Mattison Sean Sheehan
3 Jim Salih Nancy Haparimwi
4 Steve Winheim Alan Kirby




Most Improved: Nancy Haparimwi
Best Table Topics: Jean Broida
Best Evaluator: Alan Kirby
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison


Meeting Rating:                10.0


Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting –    Debbie Young read the assigned roles


Meeting Adjourned:      9:04 PM


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack
Bone, Dean
Brandt, Howard
Broida, Jean
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 /37 members present –    59.45 % attendance
Visitors:                Jean Broida, Adila Zafer, Mary Shields Skaggs, Steve Horst, Erik Penfield, Janet Bold
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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