Meeting Minutes June 6, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   June 6, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Goodbye, Farewell, Amen

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:

  • Brent Stewart – Nominating Committee – The Committee has selected members for most of the officer roles for next term. Those offices where a nominee has been selected are:  President, Brent Stewart; Vice President Education, Debbie Young; Vice President Membership, Sarah Pitkin; Vice President Public Relations, Susan McConnell; Treasurer, Bill Hurston; Secretary, Sandy Roll; Officer at Large, Rob Van Winkle; Sargeant at Arms, no selection made yet.  Being an officer is a worthy opportunity for personal development; and it’s only a 6 month term.  If anyone else is interested in any of the roles, please talk to a member of the committee.  They are Brent Stewart, Sarah Pitkin, Rob Van Winkle, Jim Salih, and Adam Kutell

Unfinished Business:

  • Jim Bubash announced – Janet Bold, Mary K. Spencer, and Kathy Denton will organize the picnic this year.  The proposal is to hold the picnic at Crestwood Park, the same place as last year.  Pavilion rental is 45.00 and cost of the meat is approximately $45.00 too.  Jim will email the members to get a consensus on dates everyone is available. Brent Stewart moved to allocate $100 to hold the picnic at Crestwood Park and procure the food.  George Kiser seconded.  Janet Bold offered to help prepare the meat.  The date will be between July and October.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Look for Jim’s email and respond as to availability

New Business:

  • None


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – he and his wife will host a concert to benefit the group When the Saints. Javier Mendoza will play at the event.  It will be on Sunday, June 10th at The Focal Point located at 2720 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, Mo. 63143.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7 pm.  Ample parking is available.  This is a smaller, intimate venue with limited seating.  Tickets are available at


  • Toastmasters International District 8 will provide Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) new officer training on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL. The address is 2600 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.  Doors open for registration at 8:00 am.  Light breakfast and lunch will be served.  Register at the website:  This training is a great opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of each officer position and all are encouraged to attend.  Officers for next term are strongly encouraged to attend for this reason.  Also, the club gets credit toward earning the Distinguished Club Award for new officers receiving this training.  There will be other breakout sessions providing training on a variety of interesting topics


  • Our own Geoff King has been voted the Division F Director. Congratulations Geoff


  • Our own Jim Bubash has been voted the Area 4 Director. Congratulations Jim


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Rich Puskarich
Greeter: Geoff King
Invocator / CLE: Brent Stewart
Grammarian: Sandy Roll – Word of the evening is Finality – It was used 10 times tonight
Time Keeper: Adila Zafer
Vote Counter: Mary K. Spencer
Ah Counter: John Fetter – Crutch words were used 23 times tonight
Camera Operator: Sandy Roll
Table Topics: Howard Brandt – Brent Stewart, Jerry Paul, Debbie Young, Mary K. Spencer, Carl Hendrickson, Geoff King, Sean Sheehan, Rob Van Winkle, Kathy Denton
General Evaluator: Tom Terrific
Joke Master: Sean Sheehan



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Tom Boyland Kathy Denton
2 Janet Bold George Kiser
3 Jim Bubash Jerry Paul
4 Kate Schafroth Carl Hendrickson







Most Improved: Janet Bold
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Carl Hendrickson
Best Speaker: Kate Schafroth


Meeting Rating:                9.5

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


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:  22 / 39 members present – 56.41 % attendance
Visitors:   Melissa Baldwin
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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