Meeting Minutes June 13, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   June 13, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    With a nod to George Gershwin, “Summer Time and the Living is Easy”

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:

  • Rob Van Winkle – Nominating Committee – Changes have been made from last week’s announcement of nominees for the officers for next term. Rob would like to read the list next week and on June 27th and have the club vote on the nominees on June 27th.  The Committee is still looking for a nominee for the office of Sargeant at Arms.  If anyone is interested in holding any of the offices next term, please discuss with a Committee member.  The Committee members are Rob Van Winkle, Jim Salih, Brent Stewart, Sarah Pitkin, and Adam Kutell.  Just after the meeting ended, a member expressed interest in the position of Sargeant at Arms


  • Kathy Denton – Picnic Committee – Kathy moved to hold the club’s annual picnic on September 23rd. Janet seconded the motion.  A discussion was had on what park the picnic would be held at.  The motion was unanimously approved.  The picnic will be held on September 23rd.  The club has allocated funds and fixed the date.  The Committee will pin down the location


Unfinished Business:

  • None


New Business:

  • Geoff King, Vice President Membership – We received a new member application from JD Perper. Howard Brandt moved to approve the application.  Carl Hendrickson and Geoff King seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Carl Hendrickson – Five South County Toastmasters members and a former member will put on a comedy show on Sunday June 24th from 3-5 pm. See Carl for a flyer describing the event
  • Geoff King – The first opportunity to attend new officer training at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute is June 16th. The event will be held at Lindenwood University – Belleville, 2600 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.  Doors open for registration at 8:00 am.  Light breakfast and lunch will be served.  To register, go to the website at  This 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


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Sandy Dickson
Greeter: Rich Puskarich
Invocator / CLE: Geoff King
Grammarian: Bill Hurston – Word of the evening is remarkable.  It was used 26 times tonight
Time Keeper: Tom Boyland
Vote Counter: Adila Zafer
Ah Counter: Bill Collier – Crutch words were used 21 times tonight
Camera Operator: Rich Puskarich
Table Topics: Janet Bold – Kate Schafroth, Bill Collier, Adila Zafer, Kathy Denton, Bill Hurston, JD Perper
General Evaluator: Susan McConnell
Joke Master: Kathy Denton



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Victor Mattison Sandy Roll
2 Carl Hendrickson Rob Van Winkle
3 Alan Kirby Geoff King
4 Anne Hartupee Sean Sheehan







Most Improved: Anne Hartupee
Best Table Topics: Adila Zafer
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Alan Kirby


Meeting Rating:                9.8

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Rob Van Winkle


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  
Perper, JD  
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 / 40 members present – 52.5 % attendance
Visitors:   JD Perper
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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