Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   April 4, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  April Fools

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


  • Jim Bubash – The club’s Executive Committee met tonight. Our club has a program called the Speakers Bureau.  He will make it more prominent on the website.  He will add anyone that wants to be on the list.  People sometimes call the club and ask for speakers for an event.  As an example, Tom Terrific talks about butterflies and speaking skills


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Steven Winheim – We have the new white board. It has a clip at the top.  It is magnetic with magnets provided.  It has adjustable legs to change the height and comes with new markers.  The cost was $82.85.  Jim Salih moved to reimburse Steve for this cost.  Jerry Paul seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved


  • Max Kaiser – Congratulations to the club’s speech contest winners from this past weekend. Susan McConnell won the International Speech Contest and Adam Kutell won the Evaluator Contest.  Geoff King and Victor Mattison organized well-run contests.  Congratulations to them also


  • Debbie Young – New member applications have been received from Sandy Dickson and Bill Hurston. The treasurer has received payment for their membership dues.  Sandy Roll moved to forego the need to escort out of the room the applicants and the guests.  Sean Sheehan seconded this motion.  It was unanimously approved.  Debbie Young moved to admit the applicants into the club.  Sandy Roll and Bill Collier seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Susan McConnell will mentor Sandy and Mary K. Spencer will mentor Bill


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Debbie Young – Sarah Pitkin received the Competent Leader Award. Congratulations Sarah; it is the culmination of a lot of effort.


  • Debbie Young – Susan McConnell is the Sargeant at Arms. Debbie encourages all in attendance to coordinate with Susan at the beginning and end of the meetings to help in the set up and tear down process.  It’s an opportunity to learn about the equipment we use at the meeting and the other processes we follow.  Thanks for your help


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Rich Puskarich  
Greeter: Howard Brandt  
Invocator / CLE: Sarah Pitkin  
Grammarian: Tom Terrific – “Give it some welly” is the phrase of the evening – The phrase was used 6 times tonight  
Time Keeper: Sandy Roll  
Vote Counter: Steve Winheim  
Ah Counter: Adila Zafer – Crutch words were used 7 times tonight  
Camera Operator: Jack Bettag  
Table Topics: John Fetter – Susan McConnell, Janet Bold, Rob Van Winkle, Debbie Young, Jack Bettag, George Kiser  
General Evaluator: Bill Collier  
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan  



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Kate Schafroth Jean Broida
2 Mary K. Spencer Jerry Paul
3 Jim Salih Phil Gawlak
4 Max Kaiser Sandy Dickson







Most Improved: Mary K. Spencer
Best Table Topics: Janet Bold
Best Evaluator: Sandy Dickson
Best Speaker: Max Kaiser


Meeting Rating:                9.4

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Look at website for next week’s schedule


Meeting Adjourned:      9:05 pm


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Brandt, Howard  
Broida, Jean  
Bubash, James  
Collier, Bill  
Denton, Kathy  
Dickson, “Sandy”  
Duncan, Stacy  
Fetter, John  
Gawlak, Phil  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hurston, Bill  
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:  26 / 38 members present – 68.42 % attendance
Visitors:   Sandy Dickson, Josephine Emde, Jack Charlton, Jen Reckert, Kristen Reiter, Bill Hurston
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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