Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   March 14, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Graduation

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 – Tonight will be the graduation for the Speechcrafters Program


  • Club membership dues are being collected now. The total fee is $51, of which $45 will go to Toastmasters International and $6 to our club.  Our Treasurer Rich Puskarich emailed his home address to the members in case they want to mail the dues to him.  The deadline for payment is the end of March.  Since Rich won’t attend a meeting until the 3/28 deadline, Jim Salih will act in his stead to collect payments in the meantime


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Mary K. Spencer – She will participate in the Ms. Senior USA Pageant. She would like to purchase a ¼ page ad in the pageant program to promote the South County Toastmasters Club.  Mary K. will pay the cost of the ad herself.  She moved to be allowed to purchase this ad and Jim Salih seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.


  • Certificates of Completion were given to the 3 Speechcrafters graduates: Janet Bold, John Fetter, and Adila Zafer – Bravo!  Congratulations!  Well Done!


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • None



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Carl Hendrickson
Greeter: Judy Sowers
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt/Debbie Young
Grammarian: Susan McConnell – word of evening is challenge – used 19 times tonight
Time Keeper: Phil Gawlak
Vote Counter: Debbie Young
Ah Counter: Steve Winheim – 46 crutch words were used tonight
Camera Operator: Tom Terrific
Table Topics: Mark Esswein – George Kiser, Howard Brandt, Jean Broida, Mary K. Spencer, Tom Terrific
General Evaluator: Kate Schafroth
Joke Master: Mary K. Spencer



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Janet Bold Rob Van Winkle
2 John Fetter Jerry Paul
3 Adila Zafer Sarah Pitkin
4 Sandy  Roll Geoff King


Sean Sheehan Jim Bubash



Most Improved: Sean Sheehan
Best Table Topics: Jean Broida
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Sandy Roll


Meeting Rating:                9.85

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Debbie Young


Meeting Adjourned:      9:02 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:  25 / 41 members present – 60.97 % attendance
Visitors:   Bill Hurston, Sandy Dickson, Susie Fetter
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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