Meeting Minutes – February 28, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   February 28, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:03 PM

Presiding Officer:             Rob Van Winkle, President


Officer Reports:

  • President – Rob Van Winkle – Our International Speech and Evaluation Contest is tonight. Kate Schafroth is the Contest Master


  • President – Rob Van Winkle – We had 14 guests at last week’s open house. Our Vice-President of Membership  will email them thanks for coming and welcome back any time


  • President – Rob Van Winkle – Thank you Gladwell Ndungu of the Central West End Toastmasters Club for volunteering to be the pattern speaker for the evaluation portion of tonight’s contest. We appreciate her taking the time to help our contest


  • Vice-President Membership – Geoff King – The winners of tonight’s contest in each category are eligible to compete in the next level, the Area IV Contest. That contest will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 starting at 12:30 pm.  The contest will be held at the Grant’s View Branch of St. Louis County Library located at 9700 Musick Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63123.  Doors open at 12:00 pm, Briefings take place at 12:15 pm.  The contest should last about 2 hours.  Geoff is the event chairperson and asks for volunteers for any of the support roles.  Contact Geoff for more info or to help at the event


Committee Reports:

  • Kate Schafroth – Many thanks to Bill Collier and Arch Engraving for the generous donation of trophies and awards for tonight’s contest participants


  • Rich Puskarich – The deadline to pay annual membership dues is March 28th. The amount is $51.  Please pay this by the deadline


  • Tom Terrific gave out milkweed seeds. This flower attracts monarch butterflies as they pass through St. Louis in the fall on their annual migration.  He will give a presentation about monarch butterflies on Saturday, March 3rd at 1 pm at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Ln., Crestwood, Mo.  63126


  • Mary K. Spencer gave out a flier with information about the upcoming Youth Leadership Program she is chairing


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • None


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • None



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Kate Schafroth is the Contest Master
Greeter: None
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt
Grammarian: None
Time Keeper: Rob Van Winkle/Sean Sheehan
Vote Counter: Mary K. Spencer, Carl Hendrickson, Tom Terrific, Debbie Young (Chief Judge)
Ah Counter: None
Camera Operator: None
Table Topics: None
General Evaluator: None
Joke Master: None



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Kathy Denton – Int’l Speech Contest None
2 Susan McConnell – Int’l Speech Contest None
3 Adam Kutell – Evaluation Contest None
4 Max Kaiser – Evaluation Contest None







1st Place – Int’l Speech: Susan McConnell
2nd Place – Int’l Speech: Kathy Denton
1st Place – Evaluation: Max Kaiser
2nd Place – Evaluation: Adam Kutell


Meeting Rating:                None

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Not read


Meeting Adjourned:      8:50 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: 19 / 41 members present – 46.34 % attendance
Visitors:   Gladwell Ndungu, Anne Hartupee, Erin Gisell (former member of SCTM)
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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