Meeting Minutes – April 18, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   April 18, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme: No theme.  This was a themeless meeting

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 – On behalf of the executive committee, the club has attained 8 of the 10 goals needed to achieve the distinguished club award. We should attain all 10 by the end of June


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • Debbie Young – Last week we opened a discussion about how to conduct the 5th meeting in May. Jim Bubash moved to discuss the available options.  Kath Schafroth seconded.  Jim offered the suggestion of a speech marathon with a round robin evaluation opened to all members if the speaker would like this.  A discussion was held with points made by Kate Schafroth, Carl Hendrickson, Kathy Denton, and Debbie Young.  Jim withdrew his original motion and made a substitute one; that the club conduct a speech marathon during this meeting.  Sandy Dickson seconded.  This motion was approved by a majority of the vote.  Jim Bubash moved that the speech marathon have a round robin evaluation if speakers want to do this.  This issue was tabled in the interest of time.


New Business:

  • Mary K. Spencer – Next week is the graduation for the Youth Leadership Program. There will be 5 student speakers and no evaluations.  Alan Kirby will do a commencement speech and be evaluated by Tom Terrific.  Table Topics will be done at end of meeting


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • The Division A speech and evaluation contests will be held this Saturday at the Jefferson County Library located at 1701 Missouri State Road, Arnold, Missouri 63010. Doors open at 12:30, briefings take place at 12:45, and the contest begins at 1:00.  All are welcome.  Good luck to our members Susan McConnell and Adam Kutell as they participate in this level of the contests.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Jerry Paul
Greeter: Carl Hendrickson
Invocator / CLE: Mark K. Spencer
Grammarian: Janet Bold – Aspiration – used 20 times tonight
Time Keeper: Anne Hartupee
Vote Counter: Jim Bubash
Ah Counter: Kathy Denton – 28 filler words used tonight
Camera Operator: John Fetter
Table Topics: Max Kaiser – Tom Boyland, Mary K. Spencer, Jim Bubash, Geoff King, Susan McConnell, Carl Hendrickson, Kate Schafroth
General Evaluator: Kate Schafroth
Joke Master: Susan McConnell



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison Sarah Pitkin
2 Bill Collier Brent Stewart
3 Adila Zafer Rob Van Winkle
4 Debbie Young George Kiser







Most Improved: Adila Zafer
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Debbie Young


Meeting Rating:                No rating

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Mary K. Spencer read the schedule


Meeting Adjourned:      9:05 pm


Members Present:



Bettag, Jack  
Bold, Janet  
Boyland, Tom  
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 / 39 members present – 66.67 % attendance
Visitors:   Carol Mchown, Jenn Reckert
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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