Meeting Minutes 7-11-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   7-11-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Modern Convenience

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent Stewart, President

Officer Reports:

  • President, Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.
  • President, Brent Stewart expressed his excitement for carrying out duties of the president and announced his 3 goals for his time in office: 1) Continue to grow membership 2) Achieve Distinguished Chapter Award 3)  Encourage all to be good members i.e. read Debbie’s e-mails, respond promptly to Toastmaster and General Evaluator regarding participation in upcoming meetings, find replacements when unable to attend and notify the Toastmaster and General Evaluator the moment it is known you are unable to fulfill your role at a meeting.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Induction of officers: Jim Bubash, Area 4 District Director, inducted the new officers: 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; Sergeant at Arms, J.D. Perper.

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Kathy Denton encouraged everyone to read the monthly Toastmaster publication pointing out two especially good articles in the July magazine: The Anatomy of a Joke and The List.
  • Geoff King announced there are new Pathways flyers being released that will aid individuals in choosing a path.

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Victor Mattison
Greeter: Sarah Pitkin
Invocator / CLE: Howard Brandt & Jim Bubash


Steve Winheim – word of the evening was Google, which was used 17 items.
Time Keeper: Jim Salih
Vote Counter: Melissa Baldwin
Ah Counter: Brent Stewart – 15 fillers/ crutch words used.
Camera Operator: Bill Hurston
Table Topics: J.D. Perper
General Evaluator: Bill Collier
Joke Master:

Hot Seat:

Rick and Alex Puskarich

Kathy Denton

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Carl Hendrickson  Geoff King
2 Mary K Spencer Sandy Roll
3 Debbie Young Sarah Pitkin


Most Improved: Sandy Roll
Best Table Topics: George Kiser
Best Evaluator: Geoff King
Best Speaker: Carl Hendrickson

Meeting Rating:                9.5

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Read by Brent Stewart

Meeting Adjourned:  9:00 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:   24/41 members present – 59 % attendance

Visitors:   Casey Hoffmann, Bob Bubash and Alex Puskarich

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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