Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   February 21, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 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 – Thank you for coming out tonight and braving the weather. We are thrilled and honored to have our guests.  Rob joined Toastmasters International in April 1986.


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • Kate Schafroth – Our speech contest is next week. All contestant and support roles are filled.  We still need judges so please attend next week.


New Business:

  • Geoff King – We have an application for membership received from Sandy Roll. George Kiser moved to vote on her application by affirmation without the guests leaving the meeting room.  Geoff King seconded this motion.  This motion was unanimously approved.   The treasurer has received Sandy’s membership dues. Tom Terrific moved to admit Sandy and Geoff King seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Jim Bubash will be her mentor.


  • Mary K. Spencer – Announced our Youth Leadership Program will begin on Tuesday, March 6th. The cost will be $10 for the 8 week session.  The program will have lessons on presentation giving, resume building, and other topics.  It is for people ages 12-18.  See her for more info.  Jim Bubash announced he will help Mary K. market the program.  Please give them contact names for high school counselors or other youth groups or home school children so we can present to them what the program will be about.  The first 7 sessions will be on Tuesday evenings at Achieve Wellness located at 4282 Telegraph Road.  The final session will be during our Wednesday meeting at the regular location from 7-9 pm.  See Mary K. for additional information.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • None


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Carl Hendrickson
Greeter: Rich Puskarich
Invocator / CLE: George Kiser
Grammarian: Phil Gawlak – the word of the evening is “moxie” – It was used 16 times tonight
Time Keeper: Jack Bettag
Vote Counter: Kate Schafroth
Ah Counter: Jean Broida – 10 crutch words used and 5 double clutches
Camera Operator: Tom Terrific
Table Topics: Steve Winheim – Janet Bold, Tom Terrific, Debbie Young, John Fetter, George Kiser, Geoff King, Sean Sheehan
General Evaluator: Mary K. Spencer
Joke Master: Howard Brandt



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Jim Bubash Sean Sheehan
2 Sarah Pitkin Susan McConnell
3 Victor Mattison Rich Puskarich
4 N/A N/A







Most Improved: Sean Sheehan
Best Table Topics: Geoff King
Best Evaluator: Rich Puskarich
Best Speaker: Victor Mattison


Meeting Rating:                9.8

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Not read


Meeting Adjourned:      9:01 pm


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Brown, Gary  
Bubash, James  
Carrillo, Susan  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Domian, Dave  
Duncan, Stacy  
Esswein, Mark  
Fetter, John  
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  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Schafroth, Kate  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Sowers, Judy  
Spencer, Mary K  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Young, Debbie  
Zafer, Adila  



Attendance:  23 / 42 members present – 54.76 % attendance
Visitors:  Zak Zygmund; Sandy Roll, Kristine Feeherty, Teresa Stuerman, Jacob Roderiqe, Sam Schulte, Jane Kaiser, Ashley Hodge, Gladwell Ndungu, Charley Sanders, Aaron Beckman, Abby Peng, Jack Connors, Dean Woehrle, Susie Fetter
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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