Meeting Minutes June 20, 2018

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)


Meeting Date:                   June 20, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Father’s Day

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Debbie Young, Vice President Education


Officer Reports:

  • Vice President Education – Debbie Young – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted


  • Vice President Education – Debbie Young – Attended officer training this past weekend. Breakout sessions gave training on other topics.  Some of them were about performance evaluations, how to judge a contest, and pathways classes.  This training is free to attend and is held twice a year.  Everyone is welcome, not just new officers


Committee Reports:

  • Brent Stewart – Nominating Committee – The Committee nominates the following members as officers for the next 6 month term: 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; Sargeant of Arms, J.D. Perper; Officer at Large, Rob Van Winkle.  The club will vote for officers next week.  We need a quorum in order to hold this vote.  Please attend the meeting next week if possible


Unfinished Business:

  • Jim Bubash – The club’s summer picnic will be held on 9/23/18. There are 4 area parks available on this date.  They are Watson Trails, Suson Park, Crestwood Park, and Sylvan Springs.  Jim moved to hold the picnic at Crestwood Park at the same location as last year.  JD Perper seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.


New Business:

  • Rich Puskarich – We have received a membership application from Melissa Baldwin. Dues have been received.  Brent Stewart moved to admit Melissa into the club.  Carl Hendrickson seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Sarah Pitkin will be Melissa’s mentor.  Welcome aboard Melissa!


Correspondence and Announcements:


  • Jim Bubash – He has prepared a Vice President of Public Relations duties manual. He will not be at the meeting next week and asks someone to share this manual with the incoming Vice President of Public Relations


  • Sean Sheehan – He has prepared a procedural sheet for secretary duties as well as a quorum attendance sheet. He will put copies of these documents in the secretary notes folder kept in the white plastic box and give copies to the incoming secretary.  This procedural reference sheet will also be available on the club website


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Jim Salih
Greeter: Kate Schafroth
Invocator / CLE: Sandy Dickson
Grammarian: Rich Puskarich – word of the day is audacious.  It was used 20 times tonight
Time Keeper: Steve Winheim
Vote Counter: Bill Collier
Ah Counter: Sandy Roll – crutch words were used 11 times tonight
Camera Operator: Sean Sheehan
Table Topics: Rich Puskarich – Melissa Baldwin, Howard Brandt, Kate Schafroth, Sean Sheehan, Bill Collier, Sandy Roll, Steve Winheim, Sandy Dickson
General Evaluator: Debbie Young
Joke Master: Carl Hendrickson



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 John Fetter Mary K. Spencer
2 Sarah Pitkin JD Perper
3 Bill Hurston Brent Stewart







Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: Sandy Dickson
Best Evaluator: Brent Stewart
Best Speaker: Bill Hurston


Meeting Rating:                No rating given

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


Meeting Adjourned:      8:45 pm


Members Present:



Baldwin, Melissa  
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: 20 / 41 total members present – 48.78 % attendance.  Based on the club’s rule regarding the definition of “active” membership, there are 36 active members.  For quorum purposes, there were 20/36 active members present – 55.56%.  There was a quorum of active members at the meeting
Visitors:   Suzie Fetter, Melissa Baldwin
Submitted by Sean Sheehan, Secretary

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