Meeting Minutes – February 7, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   February 7, 2018

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

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:05 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob Van Winkle, President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted


  • President – Rob Van Winkle – Toastmasters International is all about camaraderie. The executive committee met tonight.  It discussed the club’s successes during this term to date:  We have 2 new members and will soon have a 3rd.  The Speechcrafters program started tonight.  This event was advertised in the Call newspapers.  We will have an open house 2 weeks from tonight.  Ads have been distributed to the South County Times and Call newspapers.


Committee Reports:

  • none


Unfinished Business:

  • Kate Schafroth – Gave a contest update. There are 5 speakers and 2 evaluators.  She is still looking for other participants.  Victor Mattison contributed that the next level of the competition, the area contest, will be held on March 31, 2018 from 12:30 – 3:30 at Grantsview Public Library.
  • Jim Salih – The Speechcrafters program began tonight. There are 5 participants.  This is the first time South County Toastmasters has presented this program in about 10 years.
  • Mary K. Spencer – The Youth Leadership Program will meet on Tuesday evenings from March 6th through April. The graduation will take place at a Wednesday evening South County Toastmasters meeting.  Mary K. requests a co-chair for this program and needs volunteer instructors for the different nights.


New Business:

  • Janet Bold requested admission to the club. Jim Salih moved to admit her and Tom Terrific seconded.  The vote to admit Janet was unanimous.  Debbie Young will be her mentor.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Max Kaiser – The Gorlok Gala College Forensics Tournament Judging Committee expressed their appreciation for the help of our volunteer judges. Max Kaiser, Jean Broida, and Mary K. Spencer judged during the competition



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Tom Terrific
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Stacie Duncan
Grammarian: Debbie Young – camaraderie – used 5 times tonight
Time Keeper: Mark Esswein
Vote Counter: Phil Gawlak
Ah Counter: Jean Broida – 9 crutch words and double clutches
Camera Operator: Kate Schafroth
Table Topics: Nancy Haparimwi – Vic Mattison, Jean Broida, Adila Zafer, Jim Bubash, Rob Van Winkle, Debbie Young, Howard Brandt, Dave Domian
General Evaluator: Rich Puskarich
Joke Master: Dave Domian



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Vic Mattison James Graves
2 Sean Sheehan Bill Collier
3 Alan Kirby Jim Salih
4 Mary K. Spencer James Bubash







Most Improved: Sean Sheehan
Best Table Topics: Victor Mattison
Best Evaluator: Bill Collier
Best Speaker: Sean Sheehan


Meeting Rating:                9.5

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting –   Not read


Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack  
Janet Bold  
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  
Schaper, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Sullivan, Tim  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Willard, Gina  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  



Attendance:  24 / 40 members present –  60 % attendance
Visitors: Janet Bold, Sandy Roll, John Fetter
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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