Revised 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 President’s Distinguished Club designation 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 explained there are new flyers on Pathways 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 Jack Bettag


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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