Meeting Minutes – January 17, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   January 17, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Winter Olympics

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob vanWinkle, President


Officers’ Reports:

President – Executive board just met.  Couple goals discussed.  Very excited for the upcoming term.


Officer Reports:

  • Debbie Young – Speech contest will be February 28. Kate Schafroth will lead the contest and the theme will be international speech and evaluation.  Please respond to Kate Schafroth and Debbie Young if you want to take one of the roles for this contest


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:


  • Jim Bubash – Ordered 2,500 perforated vote/evaluation sheets. Would like to be reimbursed for the $137.00 he spent.  Jim made a motion that he be reimbursed and Tom Terrific seconded.  Motion was unanimously approved.  He ordered the blank forms and asks for anyone who can photocopy the material onto them to accept a bundle of 500.


  • Jim Salih – Speechcrafters program – This is an intense 8 week program that can be used as a jump start before joining Toastmasters. Fee paid for Speechcrafters program can be applied to club dues if participant joins South County Toastmasters after completing the program.  Jim moved to allow him to get Speechcrafters started.  Tom Terrific seconded the motion.  Adam Kutell moved to amend the motion to allocate $50.00 seed money to get program up and running.  This motion was seconded and approved unanimously.  The amended motion to initiate a Speechcrafters program and allot $50.00 seed money to start the program was passed unanimously.  Jim announced that someone must lead the program when he is on vacation.  Adam announced the District would like us to document the program so it can market it also.


Correspondence and Announcements:


  • Tom Terrific – Pathways – begins in about 1 month. He put related files on club’s laptop.  We can bring a thumb drive to get access to them to see on line.  He can also give authority to look at Google docs.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Phil Gawlak
Greeter: Steve Winheim
Invocator / CLE: Sean Sheehan/Max Kaiser
Grammarian: Adam Kutell – Word tonight is Network – it was used 9 times
Time Keeper: Mark Esswein
Vote Counter: Rob vanWinkle
Ah Counter: Kathy Denton – crutch words were used 17 times tonight
Camera Operator: Jim Salih
Table Topics: Mary Kay Spencer – Steve Winheim, Sean Sheehan, Max Kaiser, Jean Broida, Jim Bubash, Susan McConnell, Howard Brandt, Jim  Salih,
General Evaluator: Sarah Pitkin
Joke Master: Jim Bubash



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Gary Brown Jack Bettag
2 Kate Schafroth Jerry Paul
3 Debbie Young Tom Terrific




Most Improved: Gary Brown
Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Jerry Paul
Best Speaker: Debbie Young


Meeting Rating:                9.1


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


Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 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 / 38 members present –   57.89 % attendance
Visitors: Adila Zafer
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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