Meeting Minutes May 23, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   May 23, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Memorial Day

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, Vice-President Education


Officer Reports:

  • Jim Bubash, Vice-President Public Relations – There is a correction to the meeting minutes from last week. Tom has not organized the club picnic as announced then.  That correction will be made to last week’s minutes.  The minutes will be approved as revised


Committee Reports:

  • Sarah Pitkin, Nominating Committee – The committee is still looking for candidates for the offices of President, Vice-President Public Relations, Secretary, and Treasurer. The committee has some people in mind and will discuss this opportunity with them.  Being an officer is a great chance to learn new roles and skills, and how the club operates.  Let any committee member know if you are interested in a position.  In addition to Sarah, they are Rob, Brent, Adam, and Jim


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Max Kaiser – Mary Kirwin’s family says thank you for sending the club’s condolences and to those that attended the wake and funeral service


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – We are still looking for a picnic organizer. The picnic traditionally is held in July.  He’ll send another email about this topic.  If no one organizes, there will be no picnic this year


  • Geoff King was elected Director of Division F at the District 8 conference held this past weekend. Congratulations Geoff!  Division F will be in good hands under Geoff’s leadership


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Bill Collier
Greeter: Debbie Young
Invocator / CLE: Sean Sheehan
Grammarian: Janet Bold – Word of the evening is transpire.  It was used about 12 times tonight
Time Keeper: Mary K. Spencer
Vote Counter: John Fetter
Ah Counter: Tom Boyland – Crutch words were used 21 times tonight
Camera Operator: Adila Zafer
Table Topics: Jim Salih – Max Kaiser, John Fetter, Bill Hurston, Tom Boyland, Rich Puskarich, Janet Bold, Sean Sheehan, Kate Schafroth, Susan McConnell, Mary K. Spencer, JD Perver
General Evaluator: Jim Bubash
Joke Master: Mary K. Spencer



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Phil Gawlak Sarah Pitkin
2 Kate Schafroth Geoff King
3 Brent Stewart Jack Bettag
4 Steve Winheim The entire club







Most Improved: Phil Gawlak
Best Table Topics: Bill Hurston
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Kate Schafroth


Meeting Rating:                9.5

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Brent Stewart will send an email this week telling who will fill what roles for the speech marathon


Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 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:  21 / 39 members present – 53.85 % attendance
Visitors:   Donna Jordan, JD Perver (a past president of our club in the 90s), Christine Feeherty
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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