Meeting Minutes May 16, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   May 16, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    No theme.  It 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


Committee Reports:

  • Sarah Pitkin, Officer Nominating Committee – Nominations for next term’s officers will be made. She will send an email about this process to the members tonight.  The Officer at Large will also support the Sargeant at Arms’ weekly tasks in addition to the customary role.  If you want to run for an office, please talk to the committee members:  Sara, Rob, Brent, or Adam


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Jim Bubash – The club has a tradition of having a summer picnic. Dave has organized this event in the past.  We are looking for an organizer this year as he cannot do it


  • Jim Bubash– He is the Logistics Chair for the upcoming District 8 conference. He has been asked to provide a camera, projector, screen, and tripod at the conference.  He would like to borrow these items from the club.  Max Kaiser moved that the club consent to this request.  The motion was seconded by Rich Puskarich.  It was unanimously approved


  • Max Kaiser – Mary Kirwin, past South County Toastmasters member, died last week at age 84. She was a District 8 Governor and possibly held all district offices at one time or another.  She was a member for about 35 years.  Please remember her in your prayers


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Sean Sheehan – All speaker roles for the speech marathon on May 30th are filled. Kathy Denton asked if any other rolls are still available?  Sean will try to find this answer and email to the group
  • Max Kaiser – The District 8 Conference is this weekend. There will be the Evaluation Contest and International Speech Contest
  • George Kiser – He will play music with a band this Friday at 6 pm at Big Daddy’s in Edwardsville, Illinois. The address is 132 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Max Kaiser
Greeter: Howard Brandt
Invocator / CLE: Kathy Denton
Grammarian: Jack Bettag – Word of the evening is bodacious.  It was used 15 times tonight
Time Keeper: Jon Fetter
Vote Counter: Anne Hartupee
Ah Counter: Janet Bold – Crutch words were used 10 times tonight
Camera Operator: Bill Hurston
Table Topics: Brent Stewart – Kathy Denton, Jim Bubash, Rich Puskarich, Bill Collier, Sandy Dickson, Carl Hendrickson, Bill Hurston, Howard Brandt
General Evaluator: Sarah Pitkin
Joke Master: Bill Collier



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Stacy Duncan Mary K. Spencer
2 Steve Winheim Carl Hendrickson
3 George Kiser Rob Van Winkle







Most Improved: Stacy Duncan
Best Table Topics: Bill Collier
Best Evaluator: Rob Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Stacy Duncan


Meeting Rating:                9.0

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Bill Collier read the schedule for next week’s meeting


Meeting Adjourned:      8:40 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: 23 / 39 members present – 58.97 % attendance
Visitors:   Mohrah Al-Amri, Enas AlHudaithi, and Matt Kiser
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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