Meeting Minutes 8-1-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   8-1-18

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Dog Days of Summer

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Brent, President

Officer Reports:

  • President – Brent Stewart – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week. Approved as submitted.
  • President – Brent Stewart – Sarah Pitkin reminded everyone guests and alumni are the focus of the Aug 29th . Snacks can be brought in and everyone should be prepared to mingle.

Committee Reports:

  • None

Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • None


Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Salih reported a Youth Leadership course will start in Sept. Mary Kay Spencer is leading and JD Perper will assist. Also, looking for a leader for Speech Crafters. Jim Salih is willing to mentor an individual. Melissa Baldwin volunteered to lead the group.


  • Brent reminded the Club there is Make-Up Officer Training on Saturday, August 11th in Arnold. The officers who missed the previous training sessions should attend.


Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: Rob Van Winkle
Greeter: Steve Winheim
Invocator / CLE: Melissa Baldwin
Grammarian: Howard Brandt
Time Keeper: Debbie Young
Vote Counter: Brent Stewart
Ah Counter: Tom Boyland
Camera Operator: Sean Sheehan
Table Topics: Jack Bettag
Competent Leader Evaluator: Melissa Baldwin
Joke Master: Jim Bubash

General Evaluator:                    Jim Salih


Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 J.D. Perper  Janet Bold
2 Jerry Paul George Kiser
3 Bill Hurston Rick Puskarich
4 Anne Hartupee Max Kaiser, Jr.




Most Improved: Anne Hartupee
Best Table Topics: Carl Hendrickson
Best Evaluator: Max Kaiser
Best Speaker: Bill Hurston


Meeting Rating:                 9.8


Member comments:

  • Howard reinforced a comment Jim Salih made during his evaluation of the meeting, which is in regards to the goal of Table Topics. The goal is for the chosen individuals to speak to the question they are given.

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

Meeting Adjourned:  8:56 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:  22/ 41 members present –  54% attendance

Visitors:   Donna Jordan

Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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