Meeting Minutes 8-8-18

Meeting Minutes
South County Toastmasters (#1957)

Meeting Date:                   August 8, 2018

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:    Games

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 – Open House flyer distributed by email today. Please hand out


Committee Reports:

  • None


Unfinished Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • Jim Bubash – Giving a gift to past president is a tradition of the club. He bought a gift for Adam and Kathy.  Is that something we want to continue to do or we shouldn’t do further.  Howard Brandt – we’ve done this for the past 50 years or so and he thinks it’s a reasonable thing to do for all of the work the past president did during her or his term.  Jim – gifts have been under $15 each time.  Discussion held.  Consensus reached to continue this tradition.  Howard – It has been the new president’s responsibility to get the gift for the past president

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Jim Bubash – Division A makeup training has been scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Jefferson County Library in Arnold, Missouri. Doors open at 2:45 and training is from 3-4


  • Jerry Paul – The presentation last week where he was an interviewer was from a manual. The manual has another project where one is the interviewee.  He plans to do that project and he’d like to work together with someone who is giving the interviewer speech so they both could get credit at the same time


  • Mary K. Spencer – Club is organizing the Youth Leadership Classes to begin 9/25. The program is mainly for those ages 10-17, but younger participants have been accepted in the past.  She will discuss with Phil Gawlak about holding the classes at his new, larger location in the same plaza as before, but in a different unit


  • Jim Bubash – He would like to take pictures of tonight’s meeting to put on the Meet Up web site. There were no objections.



Meeting Roles:


Toastmaster: John Fetter
Greeter: Bill Hurston
Invocator / CLE: Jerry Paul
Grammarian: Tom Boyland – the word of the evening is rigorous.  It was used 9 times tonight
Time Keeper: Debbie Young
Vote Counter: Janet Bold
Ah Counter: Rich Puskarich – Crutch words were used 32 times tonight
Camera Operator: Debbie Young
Table Topics: Brent Stewart – Howard Brandt, Jim Bubash, Bill Hurston, Rich Puskarich, Jerry Paul, Janet Bold, Tom Boyland, Bob Heaton, Debbie Young
General Evaluator: Mary K. Spencer
Joke Master: Rich Puskarich



Speakers and Evaluators:


  Speakers Evaluators
1 Tom Teriffic Susan McConnell
2 Carl Hendrickson Jerry Paul
3 Steve Winheim Bill Hurston
4 Melissa Baldwin Sean Sheehan


Most Improved: John Fetter
Best Table Topics: Jerry Paul
Best Evaluator: Sean Sheehan
Best Speaker: Carl Hendrickson

Meeting Rating:                9.8

Schedule for Next Week’s Meeting – Not read

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:  17 / 41 members present – 41.46 % attendance

Visitors:   Bob Heaton, Donna Jordan

Transcribed by Sean Sheehan; Submitted by Sandy Roll, Secretary

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